Kevin Zeese: Citizens of Wisconsin Deliver War Crimes Indictment
against President Barack H. Obama. Five arrested at Volk Field Calling for End to Killer Drones. Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars! Camp Douglas, WI: Five nonviolent activists attempted to deliver an indictment for war crimes to Volk Field Commander Colonel Dave Romauld. They walked peacefully onto the base with the indictment in hand, and asked for a meeting with Colonel Romauld. Instead They walked peacefully onto the base with the indictment in hand, and asked for a meeting with Colonel Romauld. Instead of a meeting, they were promptly arrested, taken to the Juneau County jail in handcuffs, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. They were released several hours later after processing. Arrested were Bonnie Block, Madison, Joyce Elwinger, Milwaukee, Joy First, Mt Horeb, Mary Beth Schlagheck, Windsor, and Kathy Walsh, Madison. Between the five women , they have 25 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren that motivate them in this work. They are all members of the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, and they have vigiled at the gates of Volk Field monthly since December of 2011. The nonviolent solemn vigils are a way to remember the innocent lives that have been lost as a result of drone warfare. They believe that it is important to continue to act in resistance to the violation of international and human rights law, and that drone warfare is inherently in violation of these laws. Block said, We demand an end to the training of Shadow drone pilots that is going on at Volk Field. In this time, when many state and national elected officials preach austerity, the waste of $8 million of our tax dollars for the building of a huge training facility at Volk Field is obscene. They join activists around the world, calling for an end to US attacks by killer drones. There are thousands of documented deaths already in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and other places around the globe, including over 200 children in Pakistan alone. We are fulfilling our obligations under Nuremberg, and exercising our First Amendment rights by going to the base today with this indictment. We must speak out and act in resistance, when our government is breaking the law and murdering innocent children, women, and men, explained Walsh. War Crimes Indictment: To President Obama, to Secretary of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, to the full Military Chain of Command, including Commander Colonel Dave Romuald, and to all Service Members and civilian staff of Volk Field. Each one of you, when you became a public servant, serving in a government position or when you joined the United States Armed Forces, you publicly promised to uphold the United States Constitution. We take this opportunity to call your attention to Article VI of the US Constitution, which states: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States, which shall be made in Pursuance thereof, and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land, and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.