Monday, August 15, 2005
Via In the Bullpen:
Thousands of young men and women from leftist groups participating in the world youth festival cheered when the judge on Sunday read the verdict ending the two-day trial: “Condemned, for crimes against humanity.”
“We declare President George W. Bush in particular as guilty, of being directly responsible for the crimes,” said Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel as he continued to read the verdict.
The mock trial was part of the festival, hosted by Venezuela and held under the slogan “Against Imperialism and War.” Events included debates and forums on issues ranging from proposals for wiping out poverty to aiding alternative media to opposing US imperialism worldwide.