Bush’s outrageous assault on free speech

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Bush’s police suppress Sept. 15 press conference
Plus, read an AFP wire story and see the video
Above, a NPS policeman on horse disrupts today’s Sept. 15 press conference.
Below, Adam Kokesh, Iraq war veteran while legally putting up a poster for
September 15th.
While the momentum for the Sept. 15 Peace/Impeachment demonstration grows,
the Bush Administration is going to extraordinary lengths to suppress the
mobilizing for this mass demonstration.
Less than 18 hours ago, National Park Service Police turned a September 15
Press Conference, held in front of the White House, into a chaotic scene. On
the pretext that there was no permit for a three foot long folding table
that the media placed their microphones on, the police intervened in the
middle of the press conference to announce that it was an unpermitted
activity. Three people were arrested and are still being held in jail. They
include Adam Kokesh, an Iraq war veteran; Tina Richards of Grassroots
America; and Ian Thompson an ANSWER Coalition organizer.
The Parks Police even rode a horse directly into the crowd of reporters and
shocked onlookers. The National Parks Police is an agency in the Interior
Department whose Secretary is a member of George W. Bush’s cabinet. In
recent weeks September 15 organizers have been fined more than $30,000 for
putting up posters promoting the September 15 March on Washington.
We encourage ImpeachBush.org members to circulate this email and the
important story from the AFP wire story that documents this outrageous
assault against Free Speech rights by the Bush Administration. At the end of
this email we are also enclosing a link to a video on YouTube that shows
some part of the suppression of the September 15 press conference yesterday.
Bush and company want to prevent people from coming out for a mass action
led by Iraq war veterans and their families that will expose his war
propaganda as a lie. The Administration wants to suppress the growing
movement for impeachment. This is a showdown of great magnitude.
Please make every effort to come to Washington DC on September 15. We will
not be intimidated. Join the tens of thousands who are coming to Washington,
DC on September 15. Buses, car caravans and vans are coming from more than
100 cities.
If you cannot personally come you can help by making a generous donation.
The buses, literature, posters, stage, sound and other expenses are immense.
Many have already contributed. Please do your part and make a contribution
today by clicking this link.
If you have made a donation today please consider doing so again today by
clicking this link.
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Youtube video
Click this link to see a video of the police suppression
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Police break up anti-war meeting in Washington
 AFP Photo: Tina Richards of Grassroots America being arrested.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press
conference and demonstration against the Iraq war in Washington on Thursday,
arresting three people, organizers and an AFP reporter said.
"The police suppressed the press conference. In the middle of the speeches,
they grabbed the podium" erected in a park in front of the White House for
the small gathering, Brian Becker, national organizer of the ANSWER anti-war
coalition, told AFP.
"Then, mounted police charged the media present to disperse them," Becker
said.
The charge caused a peaceful crowd of some 20 journalists and four or five
protestors to scatter in terror, an AFP correspondent at the event in
Lafayette Square said. No one appeared to have been hurt.
Three people — Tina Richards, the mother of a marine who did two tours of
duty in Iraq; Adam Kokesh, a leader of the Iraq Veterans Against the War
group; and lawyer Ian Thompson, who is an organizer for ANSWER in Los
Angeles — were arrested, Becker said.
"A petition calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush,
allegedly carrying one million signatures and endorsed by former US attorney
general Ramsey Clark, will also be submitted to officials during the week’s
activities."
The ANSWER coalition is trying to rally support for an anti-war
demonstration in Washington that is due to take place on September 15.
Last month, the movement was threatened with a fine of at least 10,000
dollars unless it removed posters in the city announcing the September 15
march.
Washington city authorities have said the posters had to come down because
they were stuck on with adhesive that did not meet city regulations.
"At our demonstration today we were showing the media that the paste we use
conforms to the rules," Becker said.
"One of our activists was making a speech when the police barged in and
grabbed the podium. At that point, Tina Richards started to put up a poster,
so they arrested her and two others."
"This strategy of suppression has not worked. We expect many tens of
thousands of people" in Washington for the September 15 anti-war
demonstration, he said.
The march has been timed to coincide with the release of a report by the US
military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and will be part of a
week of protests led by veterans of the Iraq war.
A petition calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush,
allegedly carrying one million signatures and endorsed by former US attorney
general Ramsey Clark, will also be submitted to officials during the week’s
activities, ANSWER has told AFP.
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AFP Photo: Tina Richards of Grassroots America being arrested.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press
conference and demonstration against the Iraq war in Washington on Thursday,
arresting three people, organizers and an AFP reporter said.
"The police suppressed the press conference. In the middle of the speeches,
they grabbed the podium" erected in a park in front of the White House for
the small gathering, Brian Becker, national organizer of the ANSWER anti-war
coalition, told AFP.
"Then, mounted police charged the media present to disperse them," Becker
said.
The charge caused a peaceful crowd of some 20 journalists and four or five
protestors to scatter in terror, an AFP correspondent at the event in
Lafayette Square said. No one appeared to have been hurt.
Three people — Tina Richards, the mother of a marine who did two tours of
duty in Iraq; Adam Kokesh, a leader of the Iraq Veterans Against the War
group; and lawyer Ian Thompson, who is an organizer for ANSWER in Los
Angeles — were arrested, Becker said.
"A petition calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush,
allegedly carrying one million signatures and endorsed by former US attorney
general Ramsey Clark, will also be submitted to officials during the week’s
activities."
The ANSWER coalition is trying to rally support for an anti-war
demonstration in Washington that is due to take place on September 15.
Last month, the movement was threatened with a fine of at least 10,000
dollars unless it removed posters in the city announcing the September 15
march.
Washington city authorities have said the posters had to come down because
they were stuck on with adhesive that did not meet city regulations.
"At our demonstration today we were showing the media that the paste we use
conforms to the rules," Becker said.
"One of our activists was making a speech when the police barged in and
grabbed the podium. At that point, Tina Richards started to put up a poster,
so they arrested her and two others."
"This strategy of suppression has not worked. We expect many tens of
thousands of people" in Washington for the September 15 anti-war
demonstration, he said.
The march has been timed to coincide with the release of a report by the US
military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and will be part of a
week of protests led by veterans of the Iraq war.
A petition calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush,
allegedly carrying one million signatures and endorsed by former US attorney
general Ramsey Clark, will also be submitted to officials during the week’s
activities, ANSWER has told AFP.
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