Veterans Occupy National Archives

Published on AfterDowningStreet.org, by David Swanson, Nov. 15, 2008.

On this site, watch 2 of 15 Lifestream Videos – Veterans Occupy National Archives … Again! 11-15-08:

  • Video one: 1.43 min;
  • Video two: 0.37 min.

UPDATE 4 p.m. Saturday: Activists plan to remain through Monday morning at least, if not longer. They lost the really big “Arrest Bush and Cheney” banner to wind but have a smaller version and still have the “We Will Not Be Silent” Banner. The Archives security chief, Mr. Adams, spoke with Elliott Adams of Veterans for Peace and offered to not press charges if they left and threatened to have arrest warrants issued for them all in 2 or 3 weeks if they did not get down immediately. They chose to stay, and Elaine Brower of Military Families Speak Out got on the PA system to announce their intention to make sure that Bush and Cheney are arrested for murder. She told her son’s story and began reading the names of the dead. Also, the similar action in Santa Monica is going well

… The veterans are demanding Bush administration be tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against peace; asking the media to clearly inform the public of the administration’s crimes; and encouraging citizens to take similar nonviolent actions.

According to Tarak Kauff, a VFP member, “People say Bush and Cheney will be gone soon so what’s the point? The point is, there is no statute of limitations on war crimes, and if not held accountable, criminality will continue regardless of who is in office. We either are or we are not a nation of law.”

These individuals took part: … (full text).

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