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Author`s name Ольга Савка

World Social Forum has Bush in its sights

Campaign to take Bush to justice for crimes against humanity

At the 5th World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, a campaign was launched today, Thursday, to take George W. Bush to justice for crimes against humanity.

Cebrapaz, the Brazilian organization, together with 35 other entities from around the world, launched a petition which it hopes will be signed by millions of people until September, when it will be presented to the UN General Assembly, with a detailed outline of the crimes committed.

The spokesperson of Cebrapaz, the Brazilian Centre of Solidarity of Peoples and Fighting for Peace, Socorro Gomes, stated today that the petition will remind the UNO that the forces of the USA invaded Iraq illegally, destroyed the infra-structures of the country and committed genocide.

"The US troops, with the consent of the president, instituted a regime of systematic torture as a method of war and domination", he claimed, adding that these acts go against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and as such constitute crimes against humanity.

Marcia Miranda