RISE, LOVE, RESIST with us as we Shut Down Creech this year!
April 23-29, 2017
National Mobilization to Resist Militarized Drones and Perpetual Wars
Please join us in the beautiful Nevada Desert just north of Las Vegas for the 3rd Annual Weeklong Amazing Peace Convergence known as: Shut Down Creech. Be part of the global effort to RESIST Drone Killing and Global Militarization.
WHERE: Camp Justice Peace Encampment, across from one of the most key drone control bases in the U.S.
This year's preliminary program is still evolving, but with our creative volunteers, Luna and Flora, co-chairs of the Programming Group, joyful & inspirational activities and embellishments are sure to please! Mike Rufo is back to ROCK US OUT on Tuesday's concert night!
Preparations for nonviolent direct action will take place on Mon. & Tues, April 24 & 25, to prepare for a large nonviolent drone resistance action planned on Wednesday, April 26. Arriving by Mon. morning is highly encouraged so that those risking arrest, AND all support people can be well prepared. We encourage local affinity groups to consider and/or plan other forms of nonviolent resistance before arrival.
- Mon. & Tues, April 24-25, Las Vegas Trials for "Citizen's Arrest" of Creech Commander action
3 Anti-drone activists are on trial for Nov. 2016 action: Read story & watch video. (Joseba Zulaika and Toby Blomé are on trial Mon. and Christian Stalberg is on trial Tues.)
- Monday, April 24 (& Wednesday 26), Special Event: National Bird, film screening in Las Vegas with featured guests
FMI about this powerful documentary: www.nationalbirdfilm.com/
- Tuesday, April 25, Concert, Featuring Mike Rufo & Guests:
Mike Rufo brought his rocking music & song to Shut Down Creech last year and was quite a hit. Watch this cool music video from Creech, featuring Mike Rufo on guitar by Nico Colombant.
- Wednesday, April 26, Day of mass nonviolent direct action
Planning and preparation will take place at Camp Justice on Monday and Tuesday to include nonviolence training. Pre-camp planning by "affinity groups" encouraged in weeks before.
- Thursday, April 27, Human Wall Against Racism & Hate: TRUMP HOTEL, Las Vegas
11am-1pm, NO DRONES, NO BAN, NO WALLS.....Protect the planet from Trump's Hate. Large drone model to attend!
Flashmob Dance in Las Vegas afterwards, followed by Creecher's Talent Show in evening back at Camp Justice. Collaborating with local human rights activists.
- Friday, April 28, "Creating A PEACE Community"
Full day of formal and informal activities to help energize and build a growing anti-drone, anti-militarism global effort: connecting, debriefing, brainstorming, strategizing & nurturing. We will end with a "Celebratory Feast" and some after dinner surprises.
Now more than ever, the times demand that we resist US drone assassinations and perpetual wars! WE MUST RISE, LOVE, RESIST!
Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace, Nevada Desert Experience, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence for this crucial protest at Creech Air Force Base. In each of the last two years, nearly 150 activists, including over 50 veterans, joined us from 20 different states across the country. In a series of imaginative nonviolent direct actions, involving the arrest of dozens of activists, we were able to disrupt business as usual. We would not have been so successful without the many ways everyone contributed. At this crucial point in history, please help make SHUT DOWN CREECH 2017 an even more powerful stance against drone killing and global militarism. Encourage your friends and relatives to come and "stand with" our Muslim sisters & brothers in the circle of life!
Please Contact Us and let us know how we can make Shut Down Creech even better in 2017!
RISE, LOVE, RESIST with us as we Shut Down Creech!
Recent videos of our successful work at Creech: