Future Actions

2017

March 26 – August 9  (U.S. delegation July 12-18)
Büchel air base, Germany
Nuclear abolitionists in Germany are organizing for 20 weeks of nonviolent resistance actions at Büchel air force base next year, March 26 – August 9, to demand that U.S. nuclear weapons stockpiled there be sent home, not modernized as NATO plans, and that their government support the U.N. effort to ban nuclear weapons. American abolitionists are invited to endorse the campaign and to join the demand to bring the U.S. nukes home to disarm. A delegation in formation from the United States has taken responsibility for nonviolent resistance at the base gates from July 12-18, 2017. Support actions in the United States are also invited. For more information visit buechel-atombombenfrei.de (click on International & English) and atomwaffenfrei.de. For information about joining the U.S. group, contact John LaForge at Nukewatch, nukewatch1@lakeland.ws, 715-472-4185.

June 19
U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York City
Join the New York City War Resisters League and many others for a blockade of the U.S. Mission to the U.N. on June 19 to call attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons and to protest the United States blatant refusal to participate in U.N. negotiations to ban nuclear weapons. Gather at Noon on Monday, June 19 at the Isaiah Wall (First Ave. & 43rd St.), then march two blocks north to block the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the U.N. (First Ave. & 45th St.)

June 27
Volk Field, Wisconsin
On June 27, at 3:30 PM, members of the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars will close the gates of Volk Field in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, with yellow “CRIME SCENE” tape. Some members of the Coalition will not leave Volk Field voluntarily unless base authorities suspend the RQ-7 Shadow Drone training pending an investigation of its legality. For more information, contact: Joy First- 608-239-4327, Joyfirst5@gmail.com; Bonnie Block, 608-256-5088, blbb24@att.net or Brian Terrell, 773-853-1886, brian@vcnv.org.

July 12
Rivers of Blood II at the U.S. Capitol
“…This I believe to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation’s self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls “enemy,” for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers…”  Martin Luther King, Jr. from Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break Silence
The words of Martin Luther King Jr. at Riverside Church, fifty years ago and exactly one year before his assassination in 1968, are just as powerful today calling us with urgency to speak out, renounce our comfort, act, and break the silence to the ongoing US wars and militarism.
Join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Wednesday, July 12 for the first in a series of nonviolent resistance actions lifting up Martin Luther King’s 1967 Beyond Vietnam speech, where he named the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence.  Meet at 10:00 am at the Union Station food court near the Walgreens for the final planning meeting before proceeding to the U.S. Capitol building.  If the weather permits, participants will move outside for the meeting, so try to be on time. Please bring to wear a t-shirt that has been painted with red paint to simulate blood. For more information, please contact joyfirst5@gmail.com.

July 8-16
Coulport Disarmament Camp, Scotland
Everyone who opposes Trident and its grim replacement is invited to join Trident Ploughshares for ten days of camping, plotting and taking nonviolent direct action … the possibilities are enormous. All welcome for as little or as long as you can stay. Bring friends, make friends, and enjoy camping in an ancient oak woodland adjacent to MOD Coulport, where the nuclear weapons are stored in sinister bunkers deep inside the hillside by one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland. For more information, visit http://tridentploughshares.org/coulport-disarmament-camp-july-2017/ and War Resisters International.

August 6–9, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab
Commemorate the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where scientists are creating new nuclear weapons. Rally and nonviolent action at Livermore Lab, corner of Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads, Livermore, California, on Wednesday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m. Rally and program with speakers, musicians, and more, folles by procession to the gates of the lab to protest the Trump Administration’s nuclear weapons policies.  For more information, call 925-443-7148 or 510-839-5877.