Friday, May 3, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones in CALIFORNIA

California has a full slate of actions scheduled during the nationwide April Days of Action Against Drones.

Coming up on April 29-30:

Highlights so far include:

SACRAMENTO On Monday April 15th, activists filled the streets in front of the state courthouse, broadcasting images of children killed by drones to passing bureacrats and politicians. They also made their way into the offices of Sen. Barbara Boxer and Congresswoman Doris Matsui. In Matsui's office they were received attentively and given a pledge to take action. Though denied a hearing in Boxer's office, they succeeded in leaving behind images of the many innocent victims of drone warfare.

SAN FRANCISCO On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, dozens of anti-war activists rallied with hundreds of disgruntled environmentalists in the streets around the cordoned-off home of Ann and Gordon Getty Wednesday, where the President was visiting with loyal benefactors, during World Can't Wait's protest against U.S. drone assassination program.

(On April 13, San Francisco will be the site of another drones protest: the ANSWER Coalition U.S. Drones Out of Africa, Middle East, Asia and Here! event.)

SAN DIEGO - The weekly protest at General Atomics headquarters on March 23 foreshadowed the multi-day anti-drones protest on April 4-6. (See coverage in The San Diego Free Press.)

The protests in San Diego are provoking questions about the U.S. drone program and U.S. dependence on arms production for jobs in the media. "With the U.S. drone industry contributing billions to their city, residents of San Diego must reconcile their politics with the need to keep their economy humming." (The Daily Beast: San Diego, Hub of the U.S. Drone Industry. )

JOIN the Facebook event page for all the updates on the multi-day anti-drones protest in San Diego.

UPDATE: The April Days of Action are in full swing in San Diego!


BEALE AIR FORCE BASE - Monday, April 29, 2013 - Beginning of 2-day encampment to Occupy Beale AFB. (Read about past Beale occupations here.)

STUDIO CITY - Friday, April 5, and Friday, April 12, 2013 - Join us at our weekly peace vigil on two consecutive Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. to protest the use of drones in warfare by the US government and their possible use domestically by law enforcement agencies.

SACRAMENTO - Monday, April 15, 2013 - Tax Day Rally in support of the Beale 5. (Read more about the Beale trial here.)

SAN FRANCISCO - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - ANSWER Coalition - PROTEST: U.S. Drones Out of Africa, Middle East, Asia and Here!

(Add additional California events to the master list of national April Days of Action actions.)

Read about ALL the ways YOU can be involved 

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