January 2013 through May 2015
ALDERMASTON & BURGHFIELD, ENGLAND
Starting early in 2013 and running at least to the next British election sometime before May, 2015, Action AWE is inviting people from around Britain and beyond to come to Berkshire and take creative, disruptive, disobedient, fun and exciting action against the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and Burghfield, and show opposition to the making of warheads and replacement of Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine fleet. Initiated by several long-time activists from the UK anti-nuclear movement, Action AWE builds on the experience of Trident Ploughshares and the Faslane 365 campaigns, intending to influence the political debate around Trident replacement at a critical economic and diplomatic crossroads.
Trident Ploughshares and Action AWE (Atomic Weapons Eradication) invite all peace loving people to join the Burghfield Disarmament Camp, August 26 – September 7, 2013. While Britain prepares to replace its Trident nuclear weapons system without Parliamentary debate, join disarmament advocates for skill-sharing sessions on action planning and practice, how to run legal support, how to facilitate effectively and make decisions by consensus and using spokes-councils, radical music and song and much more. On September 2, European anti-militarist groups will join us to share their experiences and also take part in a joint international action. For more information, visit tridentploughshares.org and actionawe.org.
July 12–13, 2013
KANSAS CITY NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT
A Celebration of the life and witness of Fr. Carl Kabat omi. Join Kabat and his Oblate Provincial, Fr. Bill Antone on Saturday, July 13 at Linwood United Church, 3151 Olive St., in Kansas City, Missouri, for an orientation for nonviolent action at 3 p.m., followed by a pot luck meal at 5 p.m. and Festival of Hope at 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning, gather for prayer in Linwood United Church parking lot at 8:30 a.m., caravan to the plant by 9:15, and have a brief ceremony before crossing the property line at the new nuclear weapons parts factory at 10 a.m. Lodging will be provided—bring sleeping bags. Those who wish to post bail (bring $100-$250) will most likely be released that day but will need to return to K.C. for court later, for a community service sentence, a fine, or jail time. For more info contact: Jane Stoever <email@example.com>, 913-206-4088.
July 15 – August 5, 2013
TALISMAN-SABRE WAR GAMES, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Nonviolent protest and resistance are anticipated to confront the Exercise Talisman Sabre 2013 war games in Queensland, July 15 to August 5. Meet May 1 at 6:60 p.m. in the Fitzroy Room at Rockhampton City Library for the first planning meeting, and visit www.rockytigerploughshares.com.au for updates.
August 2 – 12, 2013
BÜCHEL AIR FORCE BASE, GERMANY
A three-day fast in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, August 2-5, will continue thereafter at the action camp location near the base. Bring your instrument for disarmament for the Rhythm Beats Bombs nonviolent action camp and 24-hour blockade/musical event. NATO plans to modernize its (made in the U.S.A.) nukes and build new bunkers at the base, but the German Bundestag voted in 2010 to kick The Bombs out, including the last 20 or so now deployed at Büchel. The federal government is wavering on this commitment, and the atomwaffenfrei.jetzt (Nuclear Weapons Free Now) campaign occurs in the lead up to federal elections. For more information, visit www.atomwaffenfrei.de (German).
August 2011 through 2015
WALK FOR A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, U.S. AND JAPAN
The Walk for a Nuclear Free Future is actually a series of walks through Australia, Canada, the United States and Japan over a five year period. The walks will follow the deadly nuclear fuel path from uranium mines to nuclear reactors, waste dumps and nuclear weapons sites. The drug- and alcohol-free walks will range from two to six months, covering an average of 15 miles/day. A support van with kitchen will accompany each walk. Walkers will educate themselves and the public about a nuclear free future using street theater, music, art, public forums, media, petitioning, letter writing and nonviolent direct actions. This year, Walk Away from Uranium Mining in Southwest Australia, August 21 – October 30. In 2012, Saskatchewan to Montreal, Canada. 2013, Minnesota to Buffalo, NY, and 2014, Miami, FL to Oak Ridge, TN. 2015: Oak Ridge, TN to Hiroshima, Japan. Walk coordinator Footprints for Peace has for over a decade organized annual walks, runs and bike rides bringing thousands of people into the streets to create positive change through peaceful action. For full information, visit www.nuclearfreefuture.com, or contact Footprints for Peace, 1225 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45224, 513-843-1205, firstname.lastname@example.org.