Future Actions

2019

March 26 – August 9
Büchel Air Base, Germany

The German Nuclear Weapons Free Now campaign will host their annual 20-week presence outside the Büchel air base from March 26 – August 9. Nonviolent resistance actions including vigils, blockades, de-fencings and go-ins will be concentrated during several weeks in July, including the International Action Camp July 8–16. U.S. activists are invited to come and demand the bombs be sent back to the U.S. where they came from. A major action by religious abolitionists will take place on July 7, the anniversary of U.N. approval for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Plan to stay for several days for repeat go-ins and possible short-term detention. For more information and to sign an international Declaration of Solidarity (if you can’t attend), visit www.buechel-atombombenfrei.de.    

August 3 – August 5
Bangor Trident nuclear submarine base and Poulsbo, Washington 

NUKES: UHHH! What are they good for? Absolutely Nothing! The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action invites you to join them as they commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and say NO to the scourge of war and nuclear weapons. Join for all or part, from a Friday night, August 2 potluck through to the Monday morning, August 5 nonviolent action at the Trident base. There’s space to camp on the grounds of the Ground Zero Center. Free, all are welcome! For more information, visit https://www.gzcenter.org/event/gz-hiroshima-nagasaki-weekend-2019/ or emaioutreach@gzcenter.org

August 6 – August 9
Kings Bay Trident nuclear submarine base and Brunswick, Georgia 

A Fast for Peace in defense of life and against nuclear weapons: A fast and vigil from Hiroshima Day through Nagasaki Day in solidarity with the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. On August 7, the Kings Bay Plowshares will appear in federal court in Brunswick, Georgia for pre-trial oral arguments. Join with other supporters in court, and at public vigils and remembrance of those who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you are interested in attending or have questions about attending, please contact Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence at kathy@vcnv.orgFor more information, call 773-619-2418 and visit the Kings Bay Plowshares website and Facebook page. https://www.kingsbayplowshares7.org/https://www.facebook.com/Kingsbayplowshares/

August 6
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

The Los Angeles Catholic Worker and sister community Guadalupe Catholic Worker will host the annual remembrance day for Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Vandenberg Air Force Base main gate, nine miles north of Lompoc on California Highway 1. For more information, visit vandenbergwitness.org.

August 6 – August 9
Des Moines Air National Guard base

Des Moines Catholic Workers and Veterans for Peace invite you to join them for the 3rd annual “Bishop Pates Please Teach, Test & Grade the Des Moines Drone Command Center” 24/7 Vigil at St. Ambrose Cathedral, 8th and High St. Vigil begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 6 and ends Friday August 9 at 8 a.m., and concluding August 9, Nagasaki Day. Regroup the same day for Rally and Direct Action at the Des Moines Armed Drone Command Center, 3100 McKinley Ave. and 11 a.m Witness at the Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Drone Command Center. The vigil calls on the local Catholic bishop to give his parishes a moral teaching about drone war policy in line with the U.S. bishops national condemnation of drone warfare. For more information, contact Frank Cordaro 515-490-2490 frank.cordaro@gmail.com, Gil Landolt 515-657-0354 peacevet@hotmail.com or Ruth Michelle Hart 319-654-7010 ruth.gracegirl.hart@gmail.com.

August 6 – Hiroshima Day
Livermore Lab

“Designing Armageddon at Livermore Lab”, is the theme for a Rally, March & Nonviolent Action for Nuclear Disarmament, 8:00 AM August 6.  Meet at the northwest corner of the Lab at Vasco Road & Patterson Pass Road in Livermore, California. Hear from A-bomb survivor Nobuaki Hanaoka, famed author and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, and other speakers and musicians. Following the rally will be a procession to the West Gate where those who choose may risk arrest. Free parking is available. There will be vanpools to and from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station. Call Tri-Valley CAREs, 925.443.7148 to reserve your seat – space is limited. For more information, visit trivalleycares.org.

August 6 & August 9
The Pentagon and the White House

Join with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker – and co-sponsors Pax Christi Metro – D.C., Pax Christi USA, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and the Sisters of Mercy – Institute Justice Team, Assisi Community, Jonah House, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd – U.S. Provinces, Conference of Major Superiors of Men — Justice and Peace, Leadership Conference of Women Religious  Social Mission –  in two nonviolent acts of public witness at the Pentagon and White House to repent for the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6 and August 9, 1945 and to call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons in the U.S. and worldwide. As a result of these bombings, it is estimated that over 135,000 people died in Hiroshima and more than 64,000 in Nagasaki. In the subsequent months and years, many more have died from the effects of burns, radiation sickness and other injuries.
Tuesday, August 6 @ Pentagon from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (August 6th is the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the Feast of the Transfiguration. 8:15 a.m. is the time the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima). There will be a Prayer Service of Repentance and Nonviolent Witness at the Pentagon. If you are coming by metro, please get off at Pentagon stop, Yellow Line. Take south exit coming out of metro. When you reach the top of escalator, go left and then right on the sidewalk going away from building toward South Parking lot. Vigil site is down on the left side behind a bicycle fence. We will meet at fenced-off Designated Protest Area.
Friday, August 9 @ White House from Noon – 1:00 p.m.: There will be a Prayer Service of Repentance outside the White House. As you face the north side of the White House from Lafayette Park we will be on the street to the left of the fenced off area.  This is due to construction of a new White House Fence.
For more info, contact Art Laffin, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-360-6416, artlaffin@hotmail.com

September 29 – October 5, 2019
Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada

On the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the 5th annual Shut Down Creech! fall peace camp welcomes all who want to work together to Ground the Drones, nonviolently resisting the illegal U.S. drone assassination program headquartered at Creech AFB. Please come for part or all of this peace convergence to protest the illegal U.S. drone targeted assassination program. Daily vigils during rush hour commute time, plus planning on Monday and Tuesday for nonviolent civil resistance on Wednesday, October 2. Stay at the relocated CAMP JUSTICE peace encampment on the “Goddess Temple” grounds, 3 miles from Creech AFB.  Most meals are provided. Visit Shut Down Creech for detailed info about Housing, Transportation, Camp Justice, Meals, Sponsorship, Registration, etc.