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Demonstration against George W. Bush

May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

George W. Bush will be honored at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, 1600 Lamar St., on Thursday, May 24. Bush should be imprisoned for life for war crimes and crimes against humanity–not honored for moral courage.

As Governor of Texas, Bush approved more than 150 executions. As President, his invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 led to the deaths of over 250,000 people. His invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of more than one million people. And U.S. troops remain in both countries today.

The Bush administration tortured and abused prisoners in these countries, in Guantanomo Bay, and in secret sites around the world. Bush promoted passage of the PATRIOT Act, which increased unconstitutional surveillance and reduced civil liberties. Bush’s neglect during Hurricane Katrina contributed to the suffering and deaths of hundreds of poor people, predominantly African Americans, in New Orleans. As one commentator has remarked, “The blood on Bush’s hands will never dry.”

A protest against Bush and will be held outside the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, 1600 Lamar St., on Thursday, May 24, from 5 pm until 9 pm. Please join us in condemning Bush’s actions as president and any efforts to whitewash these actions. This action is being organized by Houston Socialist Movement, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Workers World Party, Young Communist League, and other organizations (list in formation). For more information, call 832.692.2306.

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Date:
May 24, 2018
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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