Anti-Drone Protesters Blocked Traffic In to the Drone Base near Marysville. Four activists were arrested protesting Beale AFB participation in the U.S. program to kill alleged enemies in other countries. Protesters also oppose proposals that would weaken the ban on weapons in space.
In the rainy, dark, early morning hours, local activists stood with large banners and blocked the main gate at Beale Air Force Base. Leaflets were handed to each driver, informing them about the horrible consequences of the drone program and the killing of 15 Afghan civilian men who were illegally killed last month while sleeping by drone missiles. This killing is under investigation by the United Nations. Critics of the U.S. drone killing program point out that such incidents are a major factor in the spread of radical extremism. Four drone whistle blowers have written a public letter to President Obama opposing this program.
Beale AFB controls the Global Hawk surveillance drone that provides surveillance, identification and tracking of potential targets. The 15 civilian men in eastern Afghanistan who were killed by drone missiles last month and 13 others who were injured were gathered to welcome a man who had just returned from his religious pilgrimage to Mecca. One source indicated that they were all supporters of the current government in Afghanistan. The protesters assert that these are serious crimes against humanity that we are committing and that this cruelty produces blowback from the poor and desperate Afghan people. Unfortunately, this subject is not mentioned in our political debates. These monthly drone protests at Beale AFB are our only voice. They have continued for 6 years. Now, the added threat of militarization of space seems to be growing once again.
The public is invited to the Peace and Justice Center’s annual party and fundraiser, Give Peace a Song! This event provides a platform for all local activists to display their art, perform their songs/music or give a short talk on Peace and/or Justice. We are in the process of building the schedule and will keep you updated. lIf you wish to participate contact Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on Facebook here.
WHAT: GIVE PEACE A SONG!
WHEN: Sunday,November 27, 2016 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nevada City Vet’s Hall – 415 No Pine Street, Nevada City
All of us want peace – in our families, communities, and world. Yet that isn’t always our everyday life experience or what is portrayed by the mainstream media.
There is a gap for most of us between the peace we desire and are passionately devoted to, and the realities we see, hear of, and experience. We can change this, together.
If you are reading this you may be on a path of awakening, perhaps exploring meditation, and in this moment can feel at least a glimmer of hope that World Peace is possible.
And that Inner Peace contributes to realizing this vision, or may even be the fastest road.
Have you ever had that experience of someone entering a room and by their mood alone they changed the “vibe” of the entire room? We are all connected to each other and science has demonstrated that we are drawing from and feeding into a Unified Field of Consciousness.
- Could it be that humans are non-verbally communicating to
each other like a school of fish or a flock of birds?
- If this is true, what is the possible effect of a group of millions
of people cultivating inner peace for one hour?
- Will you join us to Be The Peace we know is possible in this world
amplifying it into our local and global communities?
International Day of Peace
We invite you to:
- Peace Wave – Join the Minute of Silence, Moment of Peace at 12 noon. For over 30 years Pathways to Peace, the Culture of Peace Initiative and the United Nations have been honoring this Peace Wave around the globe.
- Global Cease-Fire – The United Nations invites us to honor the tradition of a 24-hour cease-fire and day of nonviolence. How can you practice nonviolence towards all?