Veterans For Peace End Archives Building Occupation On High Note

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in Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Election, Peace Movement, Veterans, War and Peace

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:20 a.m. ADT
(courtesy of Mike Ferner, VFP)

Washington — Five military veterans, all members of Veterans For Peace, are breaking camp from their perch on the National Archives building this morning, taking with them their 22×8-ft. banner demanding “DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION. ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!” that has overlooked their 24-hour action on a narrow ledge 35 feet above Constitution Ave.

Tarak Kauff, 67, former Army Airborne, who provided ground support throughout, said in a phone interview, “We’re always told to ‘write your Congressman,’ and we have. Only this time we brought a letter they couldn’t miss. We’ve made our point writ large that Bush and Cheney are war criminals and must be arrested and prosecuted. Impeach them if we can, but we’re not holding our breath for Congress to act. The kingpins of this criminal administration will be brought to justice, along with many of their lieutenants.”

Elliott Adams, VFP president, by phone from his spot on the ledge overlooking the entrance to the Archives Building, said “This turned out excellent. We’re very happy with the response we’ve gotten to arrest Bush and Cheney for war crimes. We considered staying longer this time but we are not prepared for longer than this…although we may be back again, soon.”

For more information: Veterans For Peace 314-725-6005. Elliot Adams 518-441-2697, Ellen Barfield 410-948-8023, Tarak Kauff 845 249-9489

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