September 29, 2008

Veterans Climb Government Building, Call for Arrest of Bush and Cheney
Impeachment movement challenges Bush at every turn

The enormous banner hanging from the National Archive building.

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. 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.