For Immediate Release: March 13th, 2014
Contact:  Farah Al Mousawi for CODEPINK,, (415) 948-5979
Inder Comar, Comar Law/Witness Iraq (415) 640-5856
Nancy Mancias, CODEPINK,, (415) 583-0608

Remembering Iraq 11 Years Later: Then and Now!

Panel Discussion Aims To Drive Awareness of Historic Lawsuit Challenging Bush Era War Crimes

San Francisco, CA – CODEPINK: Women for Peace, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, Witness Iraq, a Comar Law project that seeks to document and record testimony of those harmed by the 2003 US led war in Iraq have partnered to host a panel discussion sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Peace and Justice Committee SF on March 19, 2014.

The panel, titled “Remembering Iraq 11 Years Later: Then and Now,” aims to drive awareness of Saleh v. Bush, a historic lawsuit that alleges the planning and waging of the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” as defined by the Nuremberg Trials in 1946.

A CODEPINK organizer and Iraqi refugee, Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include:

  • Inder Comar of Comar Law, a San Francisco attorney representing Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi refugee and the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit against key members of the George W. Bush Administration (Saleh v. Bush, Case No. 3:13-cv-01124 JST (N.D. Cal. Mar. 13, 2013)).

  • Aaron Hughes, an Iraq War veteran, artist and activists who is actively involved Warrior Writers Project, The Dirty Canteen, The National Veterans Art Museum, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and The Center for Artistic Activism

  • Zaid Faransso, an Iraqi refugee and former medical resident at Baghdad’s Medical City

The event will be livestreamed on Campaign supporters are invited to participate in the discussion using the hashtag #Justice4Sundus.

CODEPINK launched a petition on to gather support for Sundus Shaker Saleh and her complaint against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell. In January 2013, CODEPINK delivered over 7,000 petition signatures to the United States District Court Northern District of California in San Francisco.  A hearing is set for April 3rd.

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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. For more information, visit:

About Witness Iraq, A Comar Law Project: Witness Iraq has brought a lawsuit against key members of the Bush Administration: George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz. In Saleh v. Bush, plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh alleges that the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people, the planning of which started in 1998. The war was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and under international law constituted a “crime of aggression” — a crime first set down at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.