August 5, 2010
by Carol Brouillet
Declaration of Accountability (see below for text) with Charlotte Dennett and Kristina Borjesson.
In the aftermath of the Understanding Deep Politics Conference, held in Santa Cruz in May 2010, activists gathered together in a retreat to build upon the insights and information presented at the conference, and to explore more deeply the conference’s theme- Who are we? What are the problems? What are the the solutions? What can we do together that we cannot do alone? Drawing upon the group’s wisdom, they were inspired to write a declaration, and a call to action to cast light upon deep forces, despotically trying to control humanity, and to inspire, awaken and empower a broad coalition to work together to regain control over our lives and our future.
Kristina Borjesson, an investigative reporter and independent producer for more than twenty years, Kristina has worked at a variety of top media agencies including CBS network, where she won an Emmy and a Murrow Award for her investigative reporting on “CBS Reports: Legacy of Shame” with Dan Rather and Randall Pinkston. She she has worked for CBS, CNN, and PBS covering a rich variety of topics including the TWA flight 800 disaster, Haiti, Fidel Castro, and crocodiles. Kristina compiled and edited the landmark book Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press [Ed. Note: 9/11 Truth has 13 copies of this book available for sale. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info) — a collaborative effort of 20 award-winning journalists. Each of these brave journalists suffered from concerted corporate and/or government efforts to kill their highly revealing stories and their careers. She also wrote Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak Out, in 2005, a damning look at the current state of journalism.
Charlotte Dennett, author of The People v. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the Nationwide Grassroots Movement She’s Encountered Along the Way, and co-authored with her husband Gerald Colby, Thy Will be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil. She has been practicing law since 1997, with an emphasis on personal injury litigation and suing the government under the Freedom of Information Act. She’s also been a reporter in the Middle East. She was inspired by a conference convened at the Massachusetts School of Law in September 2008 which drew together lawyers and activists to shift their focus “From Impeachment to Prosecution” which evolved into The Robert Jackson Steering Committee, and works to bring about the criminal prosecution of top government officials in the United States whom there is probable cause to believe have committed war crimes. The committee was named in honor of the sentiments of universal accountability to the rule of law articulated by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson at Nuremberg. She also ran for Attorney General of Vermont in 2008 with the support of Vincent Bugliosi, the legendary criminal prosecutor and bestselling author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Her website is chardennett.org; her book website is peoplevbush.com. This show is archived here.
Kristina Borjesson and Charlotte Dennett
Declaration of Accountability
When governments cease to serve the will of the people and instead serve the interests of powerful elites unaccountable to the rule of law, it is incumbent upon citizens of the world to withdraw support from these institutions and replace them with legitimate governments of, by, and for the people.
Presented in this Declaration of Accountability is a Bill of Grievances detailing the unlawful acts of some of the most powerful governments in the world. This is a call to the people of these countries and citizens of the world to hold accountable those responsible for their criminal acts. It is also a call for the restoration of the rule of law through all legal means and, if necessary, for an independent internationally comprised tribunal. As so eloquently expressed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, the chief prosecutor of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials following World War II:
If certain acts and violations of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. We are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.
In short, all nations, vanquished or victors, and all persons, powerful or humble, are subject to the rule of law without exception.
For more and to sign on to this Declaration, please see the website: http://declarationofaccountability.com/