September 29, 2008
Veterans Climb Government Building, Call for Arrest of Bush and Cheney
Five military veterans -- from Veterans for Peace -- are occupying a 35-foot high ledge at the National Archive Building and have raised a 22x8-foot banner reading, "DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION. ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!"
The veterans currently risking arrest have declared their intention to stay on the ledge, fasting for 24 hours "in remembrance of those who have perished and those still suffering from the crimes of the Bush administration," according to a written statement.
On the ledge, the veterans have brought with them a portable PA system, and they are broadcasting recorded statements from prominent Americans for the impeachment and/or arrest of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney. Other impeachment activists are at the entrance of the National Archives distributing "Citizens Arrest Warrants" to those waiting in line.
This is the type of boldness that activists have displayed across the country to bring much-needed attention to this movement.
Impeachment on the move
Every week and month, the Bush administration seems to add to its long list
of impeachable crimes. This month's crime: the handing over of $700 billion of
tax-payer dollars to his buddies on Wall Street. ImpeachBush.org has launched a
nationwide initiative called VoteNoBailout to stop Bush's bailout legislation.
\b Since yesterday, over 56,000 letters have been sent to Congress saying the
White House has no right to transfer the people's money to the richest people in
the country.\b0 The impeachment movement is exposing these crimes on every
front, raising the questions the corporate media won't, and taking dramatic
action when needed. From the Bush administration' s unspeakable war crimes to
the recent bankers' coup d'etat, the impeachment movement has been at the
forefront of the fight back.