FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2006
WORLD CAN’T WAIT–DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME
Contact: Connie Julian, 718-825-9119
GUANTANAMO DETAINEES GO TO MACY’S
STREET THEATRE AGAINST TORTURE ON INT’L HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 12noon
WHERE: Macy’s department store, Herald Square, New York City
Remember how George Bush told us how the terrorists hate us for our freedoms– and we’d better go shopping or they win?
On Sunday at noon, (International Human Rights Day), shoppers from
World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime are expected to arrive at
Macy’s Department Store at Herald Square dressed in the bright orange
jumpsuits and black hoods that Guantanamo detainees are forced to wear.
“Sure, Bush’s approval ratings are down below 30%, and sure, some of
our freedoms — like habeas corpus, the right to not be tortured or
spied on — have shrunk to negligible. But we’re keeping the U.S.
holiday spirit alive. And what could be more joyously compatible with
George Bush’s America than shopping and torture?” asked Sunsara Taylor,
an organizer of this street theater protest.
On the theme “Silence in a time of torture is complicity,” World Can’t
Wait — Drive Out the Bush Regime is calling on people nation-wide to
wear the shocking outfit to work, to school, to church, and shopping on
December 10 and 11.
Since the passage of the Military Commissions Act in September granting
Bush the right to order torture and to suspend habeas corpus, World
Can’t Wait has held emergency teach-ins across the country and is
stepping up visible public protest. They have drawn from the United
Nation’s unequivocal statements against torture:
“Let us be clear: torture can never be an instrument to fight terror, for torture is an instrument of terror.”
— Office of the UN General Secretary
On January 4th, 2007, the first day of the new Congress, World Can’t
Wait will bring people from across the nation to demonstrate in
Washington DC. The demand: Congress must repeal the Military
Commissions Act and bring forward Articles of Impeachment.
More info: www.worldcantwait.org.