Shut Down Creech is a 13-year campaign to Shut Down the illegal U.S. Drone Program by mobilizing people from across the country to gather for nonviolent resistance at the “Papa Daddy” of all US drone bases, Creech AFB. Our fall action was an amazing week with lots of stories to share. A longer report back will follow soon.
Watch THIS VIDEO of OUR CREECHERS, produced by John Amidon. (4 min.)
On Wednesday morning we had a successful nonviolent resistance blockade to interrupt business as usual on the base and express our deepest sentiment:
You do not have our consent.
Ultimately 3 women, including 2 grandmothers were arrested, detained, cited and released, thankfully bypassing the Las Vegas jail. This action was in coordination with anti-drone groups across the country who had simultaneous solidarity actions throughout the week to support Shut Down Creech week.
Most or all of us used the shared messaging:
CAN YOU SEE YOU ARE MURDERING ME.
In our action, we carried life-sized cardboard figures of the Ahmadi children killed in a US drone strike in Kabul in August 2021.
Virginia, Toby and Susan
“Drones Not Doves”…….Ground the Drones Now!
Chris Knudson and Virginia Haulflaire…..”A Call to Conscience" to the drone operators and pilots.
Denise Sellers, VFP member from San Diego
The “Funeral Procession” that didn’t happen….but we made a strong impact nonetheless.
Bruce Comer, identifying those most responsible: the commander of Creech AFB.
"The Creechers” underline the Effects of Militarization on Our Mother Earth and the Climate
“The Creechers” gather…..we were blessed to have a few young ones this year, Bodie and Finley Blue!
Edwina Vogan and Ann Wright
Catherine Hourcade, aka LION.
Toby, Hope and Daniel Knox, reaching out to the military to offer resources to help.
The Back-up: Time to think before going to work at the US Killer Drone Base.
Huge Thanks to our greater Shut Down Creech community: For helping to keep it alive!