National Mobilization to Peacefully Stop U.S. Drone Wars
September 29 - October 5, 2019
(Sunday through Saturday)
This is a special year because it marks the 10th anniversary of Bay Area CODEPINK's twice yearly resistance to killer drones at Creech Air Force Base. This fall also marks the 5th annual national mobilization known as "SHUT DOWN CREECH." Help us make this push for peace exceptional! Be there!
"As a former US Army sniper I know the costs of war. The increased use of drones helps hide the brutality of foreign conflicts and allows the US to continue violence abroad without suffering the political risks of american service members coming home in body bags. The remote nature of drone warfare offers room for indiscriminate killing and collateral damage that might be avoided if the combatant were on the ground. The technological advances in drone combat has opened new opportunities for the Military Industrial Complex that eventually will lead to fully autonomous artificial intelligence making battlefield decisions. Join us at Creech Air Force Base and shut down drone warfare!" - Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace, former US Army sniper, Iraq War veteran
Special theme: This October will be the 18th Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan. We will commemorate that event and stand in solidarity with the Afghan people and their right to live without U.S. occupiers. We also deeply hope that by the time our fall action approaches, we will NOT be at war with yet another country, Iran. Bring all the troops home now! WAR IS NEVER THE ANSWER!
Please come for part or all of this amazing Peace Convergence to nonviolently resist the illegal U.S. drone targeted assassination program. Stay at the relocated CAMP JUSTICE, our peace encampment, set up on the "Goddess Temple" grounds, 3 miles from Creech AFB. Most meals are provided. We will send you a transportation form after you register with us, to coordinate ride shares to/from Camp Justice & Las Vegas. Click on tabs at the top of this page for detailed info about: Housing, Transportation, Camp Justice, Meals, Sponsorship, Registration, etc.
Please register to let the organizers know you will be there!
Nonviolent civil resistance planned for Wednesday, Oct. 2, with preparation & planning taking place on Mon. & Tues., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Please look carefully at the week's scheduled program, as you plan your trip. But if you can only participate for a few days, we recommend arriving by late Mon. night and departing in the morning or afternoon on Thurs: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.
Peaceful vigils daily, Monday - Friday, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, during rush hour commute times. 6:30 - 8:30 am and 3:30 - 5:30 pm. On Friday, there will only be a morning vigil, and we will have closing activities in the afternoon. All departures will take place by Saturday morning, at the latest.
Activists who can only participate in part of the week's activities are urged to arrive by the evening on Monday, Sept. 30, so we will all be together on Tuesday to make final preparations for a large peaceful civil resistance action on Wednesday.
Veterans For Peace will also be organizing a presence outside of Nellis Air Force Base to bring attention to the proposed expansion of the base that would endanger the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Read more about this issue!