Thursday, May 26, 2005

In Support of Sibel Edmonds

In Support of Sibel Edmonds

In the upcoming days the POAC will be working with Sibel Edmonds to help her gain public support and to put pressure on lawmakers to address the circumstances around her case. Sibel Edmonds began working for the FBI shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, translating top-secret documents pertaining to suspected terrorists. She was fired in the spring of 2002 after reporting her concerns about sabotage, intimidation, corruption and incompetence to superiors. She first gained wide public attention in October of that year when she appeared on 60 Minutes on CBS and charged that the FBI, State Department, and Pentagon had been infiltrated by Turkish individuals suspected of ties to terrorism. On October 18, 2002, at the request of FBI Director Robert Mueller, Attorney General Ashcroft imposed a gag order on Ms. Edmonds, citing possible damage to diplomatic relations or national security. Edmonds is a key witness in a pending class-action suit filed by 9/11 families against the government.We have a page put together regarding her case here:http://www.oldamericancentury.org/edmonds.htmI've done three things and I'm asking everyone reading this to do the same.What I need from you:1) Sign the online petition:http://www.petitiononline.com/deniz18/petition.html.2) Make a donation to her defense fundhttp://www.justacitizen.com/JustaCitizen-defense_fund.htm3) Contact your legislator and tell them that you want justice for Sibel Edmonds and that you want the issues that she has risen to be investigated. If you've never contacted your reps before, now is a great opportunity to start, once you do it for the first time, it becomes addictive and you'll find yourself making sure your voice is heard more and more often. You can go to this page and read more. There is a little box where you canfill in your zip code and you will be taken to a page that allows you to email your representatives.http://tinyurl.com/buve2There's a second part. Emails and online petitions are easy to ignore. Phone calls are not. Call your senator. The phone number to the senate is easy to remember and makes lots of sense: 1-877-SOB-U-SOB (See, it makes sense, doesn't it.)

Web-site for Sibel: http://www.justacitizen.com/index.htm

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