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Tonight, Wednesday, September 24th, you can speak live on the radio or submit your questions through an online chat room for Elliott Adams, the president of Veterans for Peace and one of five veterans who yesterday climbed a 9-foot fence and occupied a 35-foot high ledge to raise a 22x8 foot banner stating, “DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION. ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!”

Adams was also the only spokesman for any grassroots organization who testified at the six-hour non-impeachment impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2008, at which he delivered the most powerful testimony and was not asked a single follow-up question:

Adams is also a descendant of U.S. revolutionary Sam Adams.

Adams said by phone from his spot on the ledge overlooking the entrance to the Archives Building yesterday: "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."

The veterans stayed on the ledge and fasted for 24 hours, as they had planned. Reportedly, Adams wanted to stay longer.

Here are videos of that action:

Adams was a paratrooper in the infantry serving in Viet Nam, Japan, Korea, and Alaska. He has served his local community in a variety of capacities such as: President of the School Board, Mayor, Committee Chair of BSA Explorer Post 17, President of Rotary, Master of the Masonic Lodge.

Elliott left politics to become an activist. Attending untold numbers of demonstrations, working at many levels, from stapling signs to doing logistics and organizing work for United For Peace and Justice and the War Resisters League, School Of Americas Watch, Peace Has No Borders, Veterans For Peace and many other organizations, at events across the country.

Elliott moved from being a soldier to a nonviolent warrior. He is Nonviolent Training Coordinator for Veterans For Peace, and a nonviolence trainer for the Fellowship of Reconciliation and on their CCP Leadership Team. He has also done nonviolence and social movement trainings for School of Americas Watch, Peacemakers of Schoharie, Student Environmental Action Coalition, War Resistors League, and other groups.

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He is now dedicating his life to stopping this war and stopping all war.

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Showtime: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Listen Live on BBSRadio or you may also join us live in our virtual auditorium. Go to to listen live.

You'll find instructions there to enter a paltalk chat room where you can post questions.

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You can also phone in and ask your questions on the air. Call in tollfree from anywhere in the United States or Canada at 888-228-4494 or anywhere else in the world at 877-489-6350.

Following the show, the audio file will be posted at and you can find there now the recordings of numerous shows with amazing guests, including Cindy Sheehan, Lincoln Chafee, Brad Friedman, Shirin Ebadi, Phil Donahue, Mark Crispin Miller, William Odom, Byron DeLear, John Dean, Elizabeth Kucinich, etc.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at and and works for the online (more...)

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