DRONE AND PEACE PROTESTS IN FALL 2015

SEPT. 26 – HORSHAM, PA

This message is from Daniel Riehl:

Help bring Pope Francis’ message of justice and peace to the Philadelphia area on Saturday, September 26, by joining the public witness from noon until 2 p.m. to oppose the U.S. military’s plan to make the Horsham Air Guard Station an integral part of the expanding domestic network of drone bases, training sites and command centers.   Because of anticipated traffic congestion surrounding the Pope’s presence in Philadelphia that day, those traveling to Horsham from Lancaster County will leave the Akron Mennonite Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  If you are able to participate, contact H.A. Penner at penner@dejazzd.com  717-859-3529 or Daniel Riehl at danyre72@gmail.com 717 519 2674 so sufficient transportation can be arranged. 

SEPT. 28 – BEALE AFB

The following from Veterans for Peace member Barry Binks:

Here is the schedule for our protests at Beale Air Force Base this month.  The theme for September is Campaign Non-Violence.  We have changed the schedule for October because so many of us will be in Las Vegas on trial for trespassing at Creech Air Force base.  Instead of meeting for the last Monday & Tuesday of October we will gather one week earlier, on October 19 & 20.  Theme for October will be Halloween. 

Monday, Sep 28, 3 - 5pm, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Main Gate, 4675 N. Beale Rd, Marysville monthly protest, followed by potluck and camping at the main gate, FMI: Sacramento: 916-284-0944bbinks@comcast.net; Nevada County: 941-320-0291;  Bay Area: Toby;(510)215-5974,  ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net;  Chico: Chris Nelson 530-345-7590   Note: If the main gate is closedMonday afternoon we will meet at the Wheatland gate.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 6 - 8am, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland Gate 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville monthly protest. FMI: Sacramento: 916-284-0944,bbinks@comcast.net; Nevada County: 941-320-0291; Bay Area: Toby; (510) 215-5974,  ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net;  Chico: Chris Nelson 530-345-7590

You can find more information about our actions at Beale on our Face Book page:  "Occupy Beale Air Force Base". Be sure to click on “Events” to check on upcoming activity.

If you are receiving more than one copy of this Bulletin, or would like to be removed from the mailing list, please email me at bbinks@comcast.net.

Thank you all for your support.  I hope to see you at Beale AFB this month.

SEPT. 30   DES MOINES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE

"Iowa Must Not Pilot Reaper Drones" Rally
Iowa Air National Guard, 132nd Attack Wing in Des Moines, Iowa
Date: Sept. 30, 2015
Time: 3PM to 4PM
Where: 3100 McKinley Ave, Des Moines

The rally, led by the Veterans for Peace Chapter #163 (Des Moines) and the Catholic Peace Ministry, will feature Ray McGovern http://www.raymcgovern.com/ and Coleen Rowley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleen_Rowley

Between them, McGovern & Rowley have 51 years of service in the CIA and FBI. They have become determined, articulate, and uniquely informed spokespersons for peace.

(Ray & Coleen will be at Drake University at 7PM that evening, speaking on "Use and Abuse of US Intelligence.") https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/iowa-peace-list/UBhONdgFq8M

For further information about the September 30th rally, contact:

Erika McCroskey
515 554-7899
catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com

Also supported by Veterans for Peace Chapters #161 & #169; AmericanFriends Service Committee; Des Moines Catholic Worker ; Know Drones.com; Maloy, IA Catholic Worker

OCT. 3–10   KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK

Please see Attachment C (below) for a listing of events inside and outside the U.S. organized by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, directed by Bruce Gagnon.

OCT. 7    HANCOCK TO NIAGARA FALLS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE WALK

WE NEED TO KNOW: WILL YOU BE WALKING WITH US?

As you no doubt are aware, the Upstate Drone Action Coalition is planning a 165-mile Walk Against Killer Drones, from Hancock Air Base to the Niagara Falls Air Base. The Walk is scheduled for October 7-21, with stops along the way in Rochester, Brockport, and Niagara Falls. 

The goal of the Walk is to heighten public awareness of the mindless murder and relentless terror perpetrated in our names by the escalating use of killer drones.

PLEASE JOIN US!

Those of us planning the logistics for this event (quantities of food, etc.) need to know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE how many are planning to participate in all or some portion of the Walk. We are hoping for a substantial number of walkers in this important event, so we encourage you to participate yourself, and to reach out to your own communities to enlist still more participants.

IMPORTANT: Please let us know ASAP that you or others you know will be joining us for all or part of the Walk.

Contact Peg Gefell at 585-313-6674 or at peg.fink.gefell@gmail.com

Thank you!

OCT. 9–24   MAINE WALK FOR PEACE

Check this link for information on the Maine Walk for Peace, organized by Veterans for Peace, that will go from Ellsworth, Maine, along Route 1 to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. http://vfpmaine.org/walk for peace 2015.html

OCT. 20–NOV. 1    CREECH AFB

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/826/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1317599

CODEPINK WOMEN’S RETREAT & DRONE RESISTANCE WEEK         

Sat. Oct. 24-Sun. Nov. 1 

(Please note:  1st week, Oct. 20-23, "mass mobilization" cancelled.)

Bay Area CODEPINK has been returning annually to Creech AFB in Nevada since 2009 to resist drone murders.  Creech is the most important center for the United States' illegal and brutal targeted killing operations by drones, and it is where hundreds of children and thousands of others from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Iraq and elsewhere have been murdered remotely under the top command of the CIA.  Please join us in creating a peaceful force opposing militarism and barbaric drone killing & surveillance.   

Why go to Creech?    

Watch SHUT DOWN CREECH   2015 Documentary:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=enRbp51pVSI  (24 min.....WARNING:  graphic images in first 2 min.)

CODEPINK at Creech, April 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&feature=vm&video_id=vAFi5NbYBZ8  (36 min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVB6D2iVb70  (Short Version:  6 min.)

This will be a women only gathering of military base activists, staying at the Goddess Temple Guest House.  Engage in creative & joyful strategizing for peace with your sisters while enjoying the beauty of the desert.  "Creative resistance" planned later in the week.  Participate in daily morning and afternoon vigils, M-F, at the entrance to Creech AFB.  Send a strong message to base personnel: 

NO DRONES!    WAR IS NOT WORKING!   MUSLIM LIVES MATTER!

Provide courtroom support for SHUT DOWN CREECH 2015 defendants at their Las Vegas trials.  14 activists have individual trials, October 26-28, in the afternoon.  We will carpool into Las Vegas daily, for those interested.  Courthouse rallies planned also. 

Space is limited to 20 women.  Please reply asap, space is filling up quickly.

Please reserve by Sept. 30 and let us know what days/nights you’ll join us.

IMPORTANT:  Please wait for confirmation from us BEFORE purchasing tickets.

Eleanor will coordinate ride sharing.

RIDE OFFER:  We have funds to pay for rental van and gas to transport 4-6 people from the Bay Area.  Leaving on Sat. morning, Oct. 24, and returning Sat. orSun. Oct. 31 or Sun. Nov. 1, depending on the majority's wishes.  Reserve early to guarantee a seat.  There is also the option for people to fly down one way and use van one way.  

(Flight cost not included)

(Beds for almost everyone).

(http://www.sekhmettemple.com/temple-of-goddess-spirituality/goddess-temple-virtual-tour/guest-house/)  

Hope you can join us!
Martha, Eleanor & Toby

Contacts:
For Reservations, Toby Blome:   ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net,  510-215-5974
For Rides, Eleanor Levine:    eastbaycodepink@gmail.com 
For More Information, Martha Hubert:  mhubert7@earthlink.net

 

ATTACHMENT C

 October 3-10, 2015

Keep Space for Peace Week
International Week of Protest to
Stop the Militarization of Space

Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing
No Missile Defense
No to NATO
End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy
Convert the Military Industrial Complex
Deal with climate change and global poverty

Augusta, Maine (Oct 9) Augusta Women in Black vigil from 12:30 to 1:00 PM in front of Lithgow Library.  rleisnerrfm@yahoo.com

Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 3) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street (Navy Aegis destroyers outfitted with “missile defense” systems built at BIW) 11:30-12:30 am   Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm (207) 763-4062

Boryong, South Korea (Oct 4)   No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Chongju, South Korea (Oct 7)   At Bus terminal.  No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

USAF Croughton, England (Oct 3) National March & Rally at U.S. satellite communication and intelligence base. (Space communications, drones, bomber guidance, missile defence and command & control functions.)  12.00 midday to 3:30 pm. Special guest Robb Johnson. Evening peace concert after rally at Friends Meeting House in Oxford at 7:00 pm.  Oxfordshire Peace Campaign, oxonpeace@yahoo.co.uk  

Daejeon, South Korea (Oct 6)   At Chungnam university, Mokwon Univ, Daejeon Univ.  No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Janakpurdham, Nepal (Oct 5) Introductory/ interaction meeting about Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space and my experience of Okinawa, Kyoto and Hiroshima conferences. Social Development Path (SODEP) http://www.sodep.org.np/

Jeonju, South Korea (Oct 3)  At Jeonbuk University, Korean traditional village touring site.  No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest  only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net    

Kemijärvi, Finland (Oct 3) Peace defenders will hold a street protest against drone testing and war training area where NATO is feared to be preparing for war with Russia.  kerstin.tuomala@pp.inet.fi 

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Oct 10) Noon, Demonstration and kite flying in front of Lockheed Martin (L-M) at intersection of Mall & Goddard Boulevards.   L-M is making a killing in drone war and surveillance technology, building the remote-controlled unmanned planes and satellites that direct the drones and launch their deadly Hellfire missiles which L-M also builds. For more info Brandywine Peace Community, (610) 544-1818 brandywine@juno.com  or www.brandywinepeace.com 

Kolkata, India (Oct 11) Public Meeting at Kolkata organised by Mrs. Arundhoti Roy Chouddhury (arundhoti@gmail.com). Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao to speak.

Kyoto, Japan (Oct 3) Kyoto Coalition against the U.S. X-band Radar Base in Ukawa village will hold indoor rally and march.

Maine Walk for Peace: Pentagon’s Impact on the Oceans (Oct 9-24) Join us in shedding light on the Militarization of the Seas as the US Navy (outfitted with missile defense and space-directed missiles) ramps up their global operations to encircle Russia & China. We will explore environment impacts of Navy on the oceans.  Walk from Ellsworth to Portsmouth.  See flyer at www.vfpmaine.org

Menwith Hill, England (Oct 6) Demonstration at U.S. NSA/NRO Spy Base in Yorkshire.  6-7:30 pm.   Sponsored by CAAB  mail@caab.corner.org.uk  orpercy@phonecoop.coop

Nagpur, India (Oct 3) Mass Rally at Motibalgh jointly by S.E.C. Rly Pensioners Assn and Pragatisjheel Railway Mahila Samaj. Coordinator J. Saraswati. jnrao193636@gmail.com

Nagpur, India (Oct 3) Program on the dangers of weaponization of space at 11 AM to be held at the Women's College.  jnrao193636@gmail.com

Nagpur, India (Oct 3) Program on the dangers of weaponization of space at 2:00 with the students at the National Social Work College.  jnrao193636@gmail.com

Nagpur, India (Oct 4) Bernie Mayer (American Gandhi) will address a women's rally at 4:00 pm on how the masses can be attracted to struggle against space weaponisation through Gandhian technique.  jnrao193636@gmail.com

Nonsan, South Korea (Oct 5)   No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Pyongtaek, South Korea (Oct 8) At Railroad station.  No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado (Oct 7) Protest at Air Force Space Command’s Space Warfare Center and new joint interagency combined space operations center that will bring the civilian spooks from National Reconnaissance Office and National Security Agency together with military space agencies like Defense Information Systems Agency. bill.sulzman@gmail.com

Seongnam, South Korea Oct 9   (At traditional market) No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system  protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Seoul, South Korea (Oct 23) No to THAAD only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy protest rally when Security Meeting of US and S. Korea is being held. Organized by SPARK spark946@hanmail.net

Suwon, South Korea Oct 10   No to THAAD ‘missile defense’ system protest only for the sake of US and Japan destroying peace and economy. Organized by SPARKspark946@hanmail.net

Tucson, Arizona (Oct 6) Vigil at Raytheon Missile Systems. Join the Raytheon Peacemakers as we demonstrate against war and those who profit from it.  Survival demands better ideas, not better weapons.  Hermans Road entrance. (3rd traffic light south of Valencia on Nogales Highway, the extension of South 6th Avenue). Park off Nogales Highway, between railroad tracks and highway.  Signs provided, or bring your own!  More info: 520-323-8697.

Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 7) Vigil in solidarity with "Keep Space for Peace Week" at the main gate of space warfare base from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. For info, contact Dennis Apel at (805) 878-2614.

Washington DC (Oct 5) Pentagon will hold "Keep Space for Peace" and "No Weapons in Space" signs during Dorothy Day Catholic Worker weekly peace vigil. 7-8 AM artlaffin@hotmail.com

Washington DC (Oct 9) White House will hold "Keep Space for Peace" and "No Weapons in Space" signs during Dorothy Day Catholic Worker weekly peace vigil. Noon-1:00 PM  artlaffin@hotmail.com

Keep Space for Peace Week is co-sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

Resources:

Download our full-size space week poster at:  http://www.space4peace.org/actions/Keep%20Space%20for%20Peacer%20Poster%202015.pdf

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 443-9502
globalnet@mindspring.com
www.space4peace.org
http://space4peace.blogspot.com