Thursday, August 21, 2014

September 29/30 - Stop the Drones! at Beale


Drones allow aggressors to destroy targets killing suspects extra-judicially including children & innocent people from a computer thousands of miles away! They can spy intimately on anyone including domestic surveillance or commit assassinations in defiance of international & US law! 50 nations now have drones – an expanding insane proliferation.

Vigil at Beale Air Force Base (north of Sacramento, CA)
Occupy Beale Event, Co-Sponsored by Campaign Nonviolence
Date: September 29 - 30, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Organizer: Sherri Maurin
Venue: Beale Air Force Base
City: Beale AFB, CA


Monday & Tuesday– September 29th & 30th

Monday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.:  Wheatland Gate, S. Beale Rd., (call organizers or check OccupyBeale website to confirm location; subject to change)

Monday, 5:30 p.m.:  Anti-Drone Encampment & Potluck, Main Gate, N. Beale Rd. Campout at the main gate, or stay in local hotel. Other overnight arrangements possible.

Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.: Main Gate (N. Beale Rd) Vigil, Bannering, & Leafleting.

For more info. /carpooling/ or to discuss Nonviolent Direct Action opportunities:

Nevada/Yuba: Shirley 941-320-0291

Sacramento Area: Barry 916-284-0944,

Bay Area: Toby 510-215-5974,

Campaign Nonviolence NoCal: Sherri 415-250-7986

This event is one of the dozens of Campaign Nonviolence actions
taking place nationwide during September, 2014, many of them
organized by groups with a strong history of protesting drones
killings and drone surveillance.
See the full list of actions nationwide.

Related posts

Perhaps the single most significant consequence of the advent of killer drones is that they allow the state to efficiently separate war-making from the emotional involvement of the people of the country using them. In other words, with the coming of drone warfare, we have been denied the opportunity for empathy with those affected by our (direct and indirect) actions.

(See Why is "Ending the military drone program" a pillar of Campaign Nonviolence?)

Beale pilots control the Global Hawk, an important surveillance and reconnaissance drone that plays an important role in finding military drone targets and coordinating information before and during drone strikes. Pilots at Beale witness the carnage and devastation of drone strikes and are complicit in the assassination program.

(See Beale: Occupy Militarism, Ground the Drones, Shut the Base Down! )

The "Veterans Spring Days Drone Action" temporarily blocked traffic at the two busiest gates entering Beale AFB, the home to Global Hawk (Surveillance drone), the U2 and the MC12 Liberty aircraft, all participants in the so-called "war on terror." They have been complicit in the deaths and injuries thousands of innocent civilians.

(See Occupy Beale AFB Update: The ultimate right is the right to life! )

In Pennsylvania, demonstrations to stop the establishment of the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, outside of Philadelphia, have been going on monthly. There will be a protest on September 27, 2014, in conjunction with the Campaign Nonviolence week of actions.

(See September 27 - Stop Drone War Command Center at Horsham )

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