ACTION ALERT: Ground the Drones: Close Creech AFB April 23-29
April 21, 2017 Codepink, Veterans For Peace, Nevada Desert Experience, et al.
Now more than ever, we must resist US assassinations by drones! Within the very first days in the White House, Donald Trump signed off on several drone attacks in Yemen. Last weekend, more than 40 US airstrikes rained down on Yemen, many fired from drones. Trump has clearly embraced Obama's racist policies of extra-judicial killing on suspicion alone with innocent lives lost in the crossfire. Trump's Navy Seals Debacle in January killed 10 children, 6 women and others. Another reason WE MUST RESIST!
AND: Please contact us if you need or can offer rides from/to the Las Vegas airport, to/from Creech.
Now more than ever, the times demand that we resist US government assassinations by drones! Within the very first days of his Presidency, Trump signed off on several drone attacks in Yemen. And last weekend, over 40 US airstrikes rained down on Yemen, many fired from drones.
The new regime has clearly embraced Obama's racist policies of extra-judicial killing on suspicion alone, while sacrificing the lives of those standing in the crossfire. The tragic Navy Seals Debacle in January, that killed 10 children, 6 women and others, is another reason why WE MUST RESIST!
Please join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace, Nevada Desert Experience, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence as sponsors of this crucial protest at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada.
This will be our 3rd annual national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations controlled from Creech AFB, a key control center for these illegal and brutal remote-controlled killing machines.
In each of the last two years, nearly 150 activists, including over 50 veterans, joined us from 20 different states across the country. In a series of imaginative nonviolent direct actions (resulting in the arrest of dozens of activists), we were able to disrupt business as usual.
We would not have been so successful without the support of our previous sponsors and endorsers. At this crucial point in history, please help make SHUT DOWN CREECH 2017 an even more powerful stance against drone killing and global militarism.
WHY WE PROTEST AT CREECH:
In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first US base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill "suspects" thousands of miles away.
Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of US drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians.
In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA's criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force's, has been piloted all along by Creech's super-secret Squadron 17.
In November 2015, four Air Force drone veterans who were based at Creech wrote to President Obama: "We came to the realization that the innocent civilians we were killing only fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS, while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool similar to Guantanamo Bay.
"This administration and its predecessors have built a drone program that is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world."
Since 2009, dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, why attempting to peacefully interrupt the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the US and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in US state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started--it is where we shall end it.
* We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
* We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Syria and Yemen.
* We must close all foreign US military bases. Money for human needs.
* We must put an end to drone murder, drone surveillance and global militarization.
HOTTEST NEWS: SPECIAL EVENT: National Bird, powerful drone documentary. Mon. Apr. 24 & Wed. April 26, 6:30-9:30pm, Las Vegas.
Guest Speakers: 2 Former Drone Whistleblowers from US Drone Program
Thurs. April 27: Las Vegas Trump Tower action (11am-1pm) &
The WILD CREECHERS Talent Show in the evening - all creechers, tame or not, welcome to participate.
Please join the event on Facebook (and share with others!) and/or follow us on Twitter at @ShutDownCreech . . . and watch this location for updates!
Coming to Shut Down Creech? Please register HERE, so we can best serve everyone.
Join us April 23 - April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. Includes weeklong Camp Justice peace encampment. Alternatives to camping available.
In the last two years we had nearly 150 activists each year join us from 20 different states across the country, including dozens of veterans. Both years, in multiple and successful resistance actions, we were able to nonviolently interrupt business as usual, with dozens who risked arrest and were arrested to stand in strong opposition to the illegal US "targeted killing" program.
Let's make SHUT DOWN CREECH 2017 an even more powerful stance against the brutality of drone killing. Please join us, and help spread the word. Support people, who aren't able to risk arrest, are equally needed. Come one, come all. Together we are PEACE!
You'll find info about REGISTRATION, our weeklong Camp Justice, and the myriad of activities planned, including a day of nonviolent mass resistance to drone operations at Creech AFB.
We hope you can promote our event (via email alerts, web posts, etc), encourage some of your members to participate, and consider making a donation to defray our expenses. If you'd like to share our own email alert, we have attached it at the end of this message. (just copy & paste)
We look forward to hearing back from you. If you are able to support our campaign, please respond to this email by specifying how you will be able to help, as either a sponsor or endorser.
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Adding the good name of your organization as a co-sponsor, spreading the word and/or contributing financially.
For a Peaceful Planet Free of Militarized Drones and War,
The Shut Down Creech Team
Toby Blome, SF Code Pink, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-215-5974 Brian Terrell of VCNV and NDE, brian@vcnv, 773-853-1886 , and Eleanor Levine, email@example.com