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May
6
Fri
7:30 pm The Occupation of the American Mind
The Occupation of the American Mind
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a new film by the Media Education Foundation, titled The Occupation of the American Mind—Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.   A discussion will follow the film. Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian[...]
May
8
Sun
2:30 pm A Mother of a Band Concert
A Mother of a Band Concert
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
A Mother of a Band Concert @ Nevada Theater
This is our first time to have a concert on Mother’s Day.  Expect that we’ll make a big deal of it with flowers, recognitions, gifts, and fantastic music.  Refreshments will be sold, including snacks, beer, and[...]
May
10
Tue
9:30 am Palestine-Israel Working Group
Palestine-Israel Working Group
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel.  Our mission is to educate ourselves and others about the situation in Israel/Palestine, and[...]
May
14
Sat
9:30 am League of Women Voters of Nevada...
League of Women Voters of Nevada...
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
League of Women Voters of Nevada County @ Peace Lutheran Church
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.  It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Monthly meetings are open to the public.   Check our[...]
May
15
Sun
2:00 pm The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
 Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra Sunday, May 15 at 2 PM and Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins How can we honor the warrior while[...]
May
17
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us as we plan activities and projects to focus awareness on creating a world of peace for this and future generations. You don’t have to be a biological grandmother.
May
21
Sat
11:00 am Healthcare For All
Healthcare For All
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Health Care for All – CA We are a local Nevada County chapter working to bring universal, single-payer health care to all Californians (improved Medicare for all). We meet at the BriarPatch Co-op’s Community Room[...]
May
25
Wed
7:00 pm Nevada-Placer Brady Campaign to ...
Nevada-Placer Brady Campaign to ...
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at our chapter meetings to be with kindred spirits, get informed, and help plan actions and activities to promote gun violence prevention.
Jun
14
Tue
9:30 am Palestine-Israel Working Group
Palestine-Israel Working Group
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel.  Our mission is to educate ourselves and others about the situation in Israel/Palestine, and[...]
Jun
18
Sat
11:00 am Healthcare For All
Healthcare For All
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Health Care for All – CA We are a local Nevada County chapter working to bring universal, single-payer health care to all Californians (improved Medicare for all). We meet at the BriarPatch Co-op’s Community Room[...]
Jun
21
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members

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Anti Drone Activists Protest at Creech AFB

Anti drone activists performed nonviolent drama, demonstration, protest and disobedience at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada against the killing of foreigners by use of drone aircraft which are headquartered there.  Killings which are intended to be targeted assassinations of militants and which include innocent collateral victims.

Good Morning Creech

Protests began on Thursday, March 31 with demonstrations that blocked the eastern main gate.  Eight activists, including 7 veterans were arrested.

 

At 7:00 AM  on Friday, April 1, demonstrations continued at the eastern gate.  A group of six children and eight adults dressed as angels, performed a mock drone attack on a funeral.   A ballerina led the procession, laying red roses on the entry road of the main gate, followed by the other children carrying a casket.

drones kill

The funeral procession was interrupted by a simulated drone attack that “killed” and “injured” many of the mourners.  The activists demonstrated the gruesome U.S. practice of firing missiles into funerals for victims previously killed by U.S. drone attacks intending to kill other militants.

mourners killed

This action blocked the gate. Seven adults were arrested after they refused to  leave the roadway after a 5 minute warning.

drone arrest

Actions took place at the other two base gates.  The blockade at the 2nd gate focused on the criminal aspects of the U.S. drone assassination program.  Activists stretched yellow crime scene tape around the base sign and across the entrance to the gate, preventing vehicles from entering.  One protester laid across the roadway to portray a drone victim.   And at the western gate a small group held a silent meditation vigil for peace.

Peace not drones

 

“Many Creech personnel arrived to the base before the normal 6-8am rush hour on Friday, presumably to avoid the protest.  Activists who participated in this collective effort consider even that a success because the protest is having a direct impact on daily drone operations.  These sustained actions are forcing the military to change their daily routines, and potentially stimulating more discussion about the drone policies in question and the growing national opposition to drone killing,”  says Toby Blomé, one of the organizers. “We deeply hope that our voices will one day soon be heard, and the expanding use of these deadly and destabilizing weapons against the most vulnerable people in the world will cease.”

Ground the drones

This week-long program and two days of direct action led to 25 arrests.  This is the second annual National Mass Mobilization Against Drone Warfare – Shut Down Creech.  Activists from over 20 states participated.  Activities included daily rush hour vigils, nonviolence training workshops, and strategizing meetings.  For more information click on www.shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

Walking for PEACE - Step into YES

Alexis Ryon-Melcher

Alexis Ryon-Melcher began her solo cross-country walk on Monday, March 21 from Calanan Park in Nevada City, CA .  Check our PHOTOS page!

Check her web site to support her walk for peace.  Click on our link to www.stepintoyes.com .