Monday, June 27, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Is This What They Call Democracy?

Other playwrights and writers are leading the way in challenging the obscenity of the Blair Bush war. Check this out.

"Eva Ensler, member of the WTI jury and American playwright most famous for her award-winning 'Vagina Monologues,' told reporters that both the UN and national governments had failed the Iraqi people and that 'the people's movement across the world that rose up is an opportunity for the conscience of the world to be heard.'

Iraqi and US military testimony was joined by former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Denis Halliday, who argued that the Tribunal has an 'obligation to demand full international prosecution of US/UK war leaders as war criminals involved in the destruction of Iraq, the lives of its people and their human rights and well being, through unlawful and unjustifiable armed invasion and military occupation.'

For many Iraqis at the proceedings, the Tribunal offered an opportunity to seek justice. Hana Ibrahim, director of the Women's Cultural Center in Baghdad, maintained the WTI's 'task in the world is to judge the war criminals, to warn the people of the world, and to leave a trace in history.'"