Future Actions

2018

Poor People’s Campaign
Building on the foundation of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last campaign, a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to unite tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Emphasizing state and locally based actions, the Campaign’s Fundamental Principles conclude with the call for “a season of sustained moral direct action as a way to break through the tweets and shift the moral narrative. We are demonstrating the power of people coming together across issues and geography and putting our bodies on the line to the issues that are affecting us all. The Campaign and all its Participants and Endorsers embrace nonviolence…”  The Campaign is actively recruiting participants willing to engage in civil disobedience actions, particularly during 40 days beginning Mother’s Day, May 13.. For more information and to sign up, visit poorpeoplescampaign.org.

May 19
Iowa Air National Guard Drone Command Center, Des Moines
The 2nd Annual Armed Forces Day “Stop the Killing” Rally and Direct Action will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the gate of the Iowa Air National Guard Drone Command Center, 3100 McKinley Ave, Des Moines, Iowa. The action is sponsored by the Des Moines Catholic Worker and Des Moines Veterans for Peace. Those considering risking arrest should attend the 1:00 p.m. Nonviolent Training & Action Planning at the Phil Berrigan CW House, 713 Indiana Ave. in Des Moines on Saturday, May 19. For those who cannot risk arrest…. Show Up at the Rally … it’s legal and it’s ‘free speech’ space. For more info and updates contact: Gil Landolt, Des Moines Catholic Worker and President, Des Moines Veterans For Peace, peacevet@hotmail.com. 515-657-0354; or Frank Cordaro, Des Moines Catholic Worker, frank.cordaro@gmail.com, 515-490-2490.

May 27
Hanscom Air Force Base
Massachusetts Peace Action will host a rally at noon on May 27 on Battle Green in Lexington. Following the rally, a 3-mile peace walk to the gate of Hanscom AFB will conclude with a civil disobedience action for those prepared to risk arrest. Interested? It is strongly suggested you attend a civil disobedience training first. Contact info@masspeaceaction.org or 617-354-2169 to sign up for the class. Shuttle transportation will be available for those who cannot walk. Hanscom Air Force Base has been designated as the location of the Program Executive Office for Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications.  For more information, visit shout-heard-around-the-world

May 28
Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant
Die-in and Civil Resistance vs. Nuclear Weapons – Come to the ninth annual PeaceWorks Kansas City Memorial Day witness for a nuclear-weapons-free world! March and rally to the entry of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s weapons parts plant, 14510 Botts Rd., Kansas City, MO.
9:45 Park on Lydia, south of Bannister, east of Troost, in KC, MO.
10:00 Rally on Bannister at closed entry to former nuke-parts plant.
10:30 Drive to Prospect & MO Hwy 150; park on Prospect.
11:00 Begin 1-mile walk to the entry to the National Security Campus (NSC).
11:30 Rally at entry to NSC, National Nuclear Security weapons parts plant, 14510 Botts Rd. KC, MO.
Noon Die-in (for 150+ persons who’ve died from toxins at former plant) and civil resistance.
Contact: Henry Stoever, 913-375-0045. Info: PeaceWorksKC.org

June 12
Eurosatory Arms Expo
The French group Disobedience is planning a nonviolent blockade on June 12 among other protests at the biennial Eurostatory arms exhibition at the Paris-Nord exhibition center in Villepinte. Interested participants should contact remi@desobeir.net, and attend a meeting in Paris on the afternoon of June 2. For more information, visit www.desobeir.net (French).

September 30 – October 6
4th Annual Shut Down Creech Air Force Base
Peaceful, nonviolent resistance to put an end to drone killing and global warfare – Come for all or part of the week! For more information contact: Toby Blomé – ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net, Eleanor Levine – eastbaycodepink@gmail.com