October 2016 IN THIS E-BULLETIN CATHOLIC WORKER GATHERING ENDS WITH ACTIONS AT CREECH DRONE BASE AND NUCLEAR TEST SITE AUSTRALIAN PEACE PILGRIMS ARRESTED AT PINE GAP PROTESTERS BLOCK ROAD INTO CALIFORNIA DRONE BASE, FOUR ARRESTED PLEASE SUPPORT IMPRISONED ANTI-NUCLEAR AND ANTI-WAR ACTIVISTS – THE NUCLEAR RESISTER NEEDS YOU! ___________________________________________ Catholic Worker gathering ends with actions […]
Monthly Archive for October, 2016
from Occupy Beale Air Force
In the rainy, dark early morning hours of October 25, nine Northern California activists stood with large banners and blocked the main gate at Beale Air Force Base (AFB) for over 30 minutes to protest the ongoing extrajudicial and secret U.S. drone killing program. Traffic was backed up for over a mile, while one activist approached the drivers, most of them airmen. Leaflets were handed to each driver, informing them about the horrible consequences of the drone program and the execution last month of 15 Afghan civilian men who were illegally killed by drone missiles last month in eastern Afghanistan while sleeping in their beds.
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Posted by Cairns Peace by Peace
Early on Thursday morning, September 29, five “peace pilgrims” walked on to the Pine Gap U.S. military base at Alice Springs, in Arrernte country, to lament the death caused by the base and to resist the violence that is perpetrated there.
Jim Dowling, Margaret Pestorius, Andy Paine, Tim Webb and Franz Dowling were the pilgrims. Christians committed to non-violence, most of us had undertaken “peace pilgrimages” before on this and other military facilities.
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by Felice Cohen-Joppa
On Sunday, October 9, 120 people from 17 U.S. states plus Mexico, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands concluded a Catholic Worker gathering in Las Vegas with protests at the nearby Nevada National Security Site (NNSS, formerly known as the Nevada nuclear test site) and Creech Air Force Base.
A morning liturgy was held in the desert just outside of the main entrance to the nuclear test site. An activist marching band then led the group as they carried signs, banners and colorful butterflies down the road to the gate. Thirty-one of the activists crossed onto NNSS property and were arrested for trespass. They were soon cited and released.
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September 2016 IN THIS E-BULLETIN SIX ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AT NEVADA NUCLEAR TEST SITE FIVE DRONE PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT BEALE AFB PENTAGON PROTEST RESULTS IN 21 ARRESTS TWO ARRESTS DURING PROTEST OF ROTC ON MARQUETTE CAMPUS CATHOLIC WORKER ACTIVIST ARRESTED AT NAVY AIR SHOW SIT IN AT GOVERNOR’S OFFICE URGES CLOSURE OF PILGRIM NUKE PLANT FRENCH […]