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CODEPINK at CREECH AFBJanuary 30, 2011
Bay Area CODEPINK
Indian Springs, NV
From January 23 - 30, we had an amazing CODEPINK week at Creech AFB, home of the US terror machines, the reaper and predator drones (and a training site for drone operators.)
We supported the Creech 14 defendants at their verdict hearing on Thursday, January 27 in the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. Judge Jansen found them guilty but gave them credit for "time served" (one day) and encouraged them to "keep fighting for your cause."
We vigiled at Creech for 6 different commutes. We spoke with and passed out flyers to many servicemen and recruitees at the base and in Indian Springs -- hopefully kindling future war resisters.
We stayed at the beautiful Goddess Temple Guest House and enjoyed the company of caretaker/priestess Candace Ross, an oasis of beauty in the Israeli desert which is located "kitty korner" across from Creech AFB. We connected with our friends and allies at Nevada Desert Experience.
On Saturday, January 30, several codepinkers joined Chief Johnnie Bobb of the Western Shoshone nation, his family, some of the defendants, and other friends at the border of the Nevada Nuclear Test Site on the 60th anniversary of aboveground nuclear bomb "testing" (explosions). We prayed, sang, shared from our hearts -- then walked to the boundary where the Chief gave a stirring speech to the assembled DHS police and DOE employees under the flag of the Shoshone. Eight people then crossed the line of the test site, were briefly arrested and cited, and we gathered for one last meal and conversation at the Guest House.
Please consider joining CODEPINK in late April, as we participate in the 6-day Sacred Peace Walk from Las Vegas to the Nevada Test Site. For more info:
A large, collaborative direct action/civil disobedience to resist drone warfare is planned for Monday, April 25.
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