Trident nuclear submarine base, Bangor, Washington
The next Pacific Life Community gathering will be March 5-7 in Port Orchard, Washington, and will include an action at nearby Kitsap-Bangor nuclear submarine base. To prepare for workshop/discussions, participants are encouraged to read and bring along a copy of “A Still and Quiet Conscience,” by John A. McCoy. The book is about the remarkable life of former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, passionate opponent of the Trident nuclear weapons system, war tax resister and peacemaker. For more information, including how to register, contact Sue Ablao, 360-286-9157; Elizabeth Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org; or George Rodkey, 253-961-5822.
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, email@example.com, 715-472-4185.
Creech Air Force Base, Nevada
Join CodePink, Nevada Desert Experience, Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and more for the 3rd Annual SHUT DOWN CREECH Mobilization against drone warfare on April 23-29, 2017. Details TBA at shutdowncreech.blogspot.com.
Hancock Air Field, Syracuse, New York
Make plans now to join Upstate Drone Action on May 15 for a Spring Action to confront the war crimes perpetrated by Reaper drones piloted by the Air National Guard at Hancock Field near Syracuse, New York. Details TBA at upstatedroneaction.org.
NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium
The international No to NATO – No to War network is organizing a counter-summit to the planned NATO summit on May 24-25, in Brussels, Belgium. Read the Call to Action here. The network agrees that “The duty of the peace movement is to formulate fundamental, peaceful alternatives to the militarists and proponents of war who come either from backgrounds of neoliberal globalization or national populism.” Recognizing that this will be among the most important meetings of NATO leaders in the military alliance’s history, following the Brexit vote and a new U.S. administration, a major international demonstration is also being planned, alongside acts of civil disobedience opposing NATO. For more information, visit no-to-nato.org.
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.