UFPJ Violates Own Policies to Avoid Holding War Criminals Accountable
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2009-02-16 12:53.
Criminal Prosecution and Accountability
United for Peace and Justice, Largest Peace Coalition in U.S., Abandons its Agenda in Order to Avoid Working for Accountability and Prosecutions
At a time when more and more organizations are speaking up for accountability, including AfterDowningStreet, Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, Code Pink, Center for Constitutional Rights, Robert Jackson Steering Committee, National Accountability Network, People for the American Way, American Civil Liberties Union, American Freedom Campaign, Amnesty International, World Can't Wait, High Road for Human Rights, and many others, ...
At a time when the media has taken up the issue as never before and a recent poll shows Americans wanting prosecutions for torture...
The largest peace coalition in the country has chosen to violate its own policies in order to move in the opposite direction.
This is an indicator of something that I fear will destroy the Peace Movement if we allow this to continue: Read the rest of the story by going to:
My response to David Swanson:
This is just sad!
One of my fears going back to the beginning of the protest against the war, Bushco and the do nothing leadership of the Democratic Party was that the national groups like UFPJ would become a branch of the dems. This and other instances have indicated to me that this may be happening. What happened to you David is not good and I thank you for yelling as loud as it takes to get our attention. We must have accountability because you cannot have Peace without Justice.
Many of us have been out in the cold, arrested, standing, yelling, demanding, and pleading for Justice. It will happen someday because it must or we will be no more. Thanks again David and to all who try to keep the nationals honest and open.
Joe Walsh---Lone Vet, Portland, Or.
Member of VVAW
Member of Individuals for Justice
Member Veterans Against Torture
Supporter of VFP