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June 21, 2006

Librarians want Bush impeached

Posted by David Postman at 10:43 AM

At the American Library Association's annual conference that opens Thursday in New Orleans, the union representing Seattle library employees will introduce a resolution calling on President Bush to resign or be impeached.

The resolution says that "Librarians are among the preeminent defenders of intellectual freedom and government openness in the U.S." and includes a list of offenses by Bush, "many of which are indictably criminal" and include the "illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq," torture and domestic eavesdropping. The librarians specifically note the U.S. Patriot Act, which they say allows the government to snoop on library patrons.

The librarians will also introduce the resolution at their union's national convention in Chicago in August and have pledged to join the anti-Bush group, The World Can't Wait, which is calling for a "Day of Mass Resistance" against Bush in October.

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