Saturday, June 14, 2014

Say "War is Not Green!" this June at Beale AFB

OCCUPY BEALE AFBMonthly NO DRONES PEACE ENCAMPMENT: Join CodePinkVFP, and activists from throughout Northern California:
-June 23, Monday, 3pm-5pm,  Wheatland Gate, S. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.
-Mon. Night Encampment, Main Gate, N. Beale Rd.
-June 24Tuesday, 6-8am, Main Gate, N. Beale Rd.


Message from CODEPINK for Peace:

Dear Friends,

While we vigil at Beale to protest drone warfare, we also occupy Beale AFB every month to oppose militarism and global militarization.  This month please join us as we try to underline the threat militarism has on the health of our mother earth and say "WAR IS NOT GREEN!"

Depleted uranium, nuclear weapons, agent orange, toxic waste dumps, white phosphorous, napalm....the list is endless.....not to mention the grossly excessive use of fossil fuel that contributes to climate change.  The U.S. military uses more fossil fuel than any other institution on the planet!  And our soldiers suffer too.....high cancer rates, birth defects in their children, sterility, etc., etc.

Dress yourself up in GREEN clothing to emphasize the point, or come as you are....but we welcome large signs and banners to help with the messaging.  

We will also be honoring and welcoming home:  Bowe Bergdahl....
one more soldier who had the courage to listen to his conscience and act!

Join us in uniting for Peace,
Shirley, Flora, Barry, Michael, Pamela, Janie, Fred, John, Catherine, and Toby
For more info./carpooling, 
Nevada/Yuba County:  Shirley  941-320-0291
Sacramento Area:  Barry  916-284-0944,

Directions To Wheatland Gate (PM & AM vigils),  
At intersection of So. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.:

From the North  (Chico/Marysville):
Take Hwy. 70 south from Marysville, merge to left onto Hwy. 65.
Take Ostrom Rd. to left until it meets So. Beale Rd.  Turn left on So. Beale Rd. and park car to side of Rd.  If you miss the Ostrom Rd. turn off, continue south on Hwy 65, and turn left on So. Beale Rd. (marked with Beale AFB sign).

From the South (Sacramento/SF Bay Area)
Please check out these directions on pdf below, as getting onto Ostrom Rd. is a bit tricky from Hwy 70.

Directions to Main Gate (Mon. nite encampment area) :  
Take I-5 north of Sacramento, just north of I-80, take exit 525B to transfer to Hwy 99, continue  12.5. mi. and stay right to transfer onto Hwy 70, continue about 20 miles, exit at Feather River Blvd., just after the Erle Rd. exit. Do not take the 1st Feather River Blvd. which is about 10 miles earlier!  (note sign to Beale AFB)  Turn right at ramp, You’ll be facing Burger King, across the street, a good bathroom stop.  If you don’t cross the intersection, turn immediately right at the light (Lindhurst Ave.) and left at 2nd light to get on N. Beale Rd.   Continue on N. Beale Rd. for over 6 miles.  It dead ends at the Gate Entrance.  Plenty of parking on left side of Rd. near the gate.