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A message and appeal for action forwarded by Mark Crispin Miller, please circulate.

Dear Mark,

The IndictBushNow movement has captured the imagination and support of hundreds of thousands of people. This is a grassroots movement and it is a classic example of the people acting together to defend democracy and the Constitution from government law-breakers.

We are writing you today because the struggle for government accountability has entered a new phase. This movement needs your active participation. Powerful corporate forces who have bowed in the past to pressure from the Bush-Cheney gang are now trying to block this movement from getting our message out.

IndictBushNow had spent weeks communicating with CBS representatives for the launch in Washington, D.C., for our wrap-around bus ads that read: "TORTURE is not just wrong ... it is ILLEGAL. Because NO ONE is above the law," followed by our organization's website address.

But now, CBS officials have suddenly changed their tune...

In a communication we have just received from CBS Outdoor (which has the contract for the placement of bus ads in the nation's capital), the advertising media giant rejected our bus ad, suddenly claiming it constituted "attack advertisement."

This is not the first time that CBS has given cover to Bush. The broadcast division of CBS ousted Dan Rather for reporting on President Bush's questionable National Guard service record. According to a Sept. 20, 2007 article in the New York Times, Dan Rather asserted that the network committed fraud by commissioning a biased and incomplete investigation of the National Guard broadcast to "pacify the White House."

This is an outrage. Our message is factually accurate, asserting that torture is illegal and that no one is above the law, including high-government officials. These are recognized truths. They are fundamental to democracy and the rule of law.

We are not going to take this.

What you can do to fight back

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(1) Send a letter to CBS Outdoor
Denounce this assault on civil liberties and demand that the IndictBushNow bus ad campaign be allowed to proceed.

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Originally posted to Sue4theBillofRights on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 05:24 PM PST.

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