More Arrests at Creech Air Force Base Trying to Stop Drone Warfare

From: The Nuclear Resister

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Indian Springs, NV – On Friday, April 1, morning traffic at Creech Air Force Base was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance. At 7:45 a.m., eleven peaceful resisters were arrested at the two main gates of Creech. At 10:00 a.m. another six were arrested at the main East Gate while blocking the entrance with “crime scene” tape, referring to the criminal activity of weaponized drone terrorism conducted at Creech, killing thousands of non-combatants and civilians over the past decade.

These arrests, conducted by Las Vegas Metropolitan police, were the last waves of repression this week from Clark County, which has failed to investigate or stop the alleged extra-judicial assassinations conducted at Creech. Fourteen of the justice and peace activists arrested on April 1 received citations for jaywalking, and three received citations for trespassing on federal property.

12417534_10153506610501179_6943721832032680821_nThe 17 activists arrested on April 1 were: Toby Blome, MaryKate Glenn, Shirley Osgood, Chris Nelson, Mahaia Oliveira, Tyler Schaefer, Dennis Duvall, Susan Witka, Fred Bialy, Ron Foust, Arla Ertz, Brian Terrell, Leslie Angeline, Cynthia Papermaster, John Ford, Rene Espleland and Flora Rogers. Some of the activists are being held in jail over the weekend.

Nevada Desert Experience (NDE) is an active non-profit organization in support of this week’s anti-killer-drone protests at Camp Justice. Camp Justice is organized by Veterans For Peace, Code Pink, NDE, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence. For more information, see or call 702-646-4814.12931162_1005335222889125_7829984626356722711_n

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Shut down Creech 2016: Military Veterans arrested at Creech Air Force Base Trying to Stop Drone Warfare

Indian Springs, NV – During peak rush hour traffic on Thursday, March 31 at Creech Air Force Base, military veterans and friends were arrested while waving Veterans for Peace (VFP) flags and nonviolently blocking traffic at the East Gate on Hwy. 95, the primary commuter gate into the base. As the traffic was impeded, Las Vegas police diverted cars up the highway to less used, alternative gates.

At the same time, 20 people held vigil between the frontage road and US Highway 95 as four other peace and justice activists greeted the diverted traffic with a second peaceful anti-drone blockade expressed as a sitting silent meditation in front of the second gate.

The arrests at 7:50 a.m. were part of a week-long orchestrated effort by over 100 activists from over 20 states in the country, mobilized to oppose the U.S. drone program that uses remotely controlled planes controlled at Creech to indiscriminately drop missiles on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. Thursday’s traffic was delayed for fifteen minutes, as Creech employees and contractors were diverted to the 2nd gate, and then to the 3rd gate once demonstrators blocked the 2nd gate. The prayer-activists at the 2nd gate were not arrested.

This was the first of several civil resistance actions planned during the week-long National Mass Mobilization against Drone Warfare known as SHUT DOWN CREECH. All of the demonstrators who were arrested were taken to the Las Vegas Metropolitan County Jail.

Meanwhile the remaining activists at “Camp Justice” across from the base continue the regular schedule of nonviolence training and strategy sessions for creative and nonviolent ways to stop the illegal assassination program at Creech Air Force Base for as long as possible.

The 8 activists arrested were:

Barry Binks, VFP, California
Leslie Harris, VFP, Texas
Tarak Kauff, VFP, New York
Chris Knudsen, VFP, California
Barry Ladendorf, VFP, California
Ken Mayers, VFP, New Mexico
Joan Pleune, NY Granny Peace Brigade, New York
Col. Ann Wright, VFP and retired 29 year army veteran, and former U.S. diplomat, Hawaii

Press release Shut Down Creech 31-3-16

Military Veterans arrested at Creech Air Force Base Trying to Stop Drone Warfare, 31st of March 2016

The Tall Whites Communiqué: to the People of Indian Springs, NV: March 27-April 2nd 2016

Poster of the Tall Whites, talking to the inhabitants of Indian Springs, NV about the dangers of drone warfare, 27 March 2016 to April 2nd 2016

The Tall Whites Communiqué
People of Indian Springs, Hear Us!
We are the Tall Whites.
We are your neighbors.
Creech AFB is destroying your town.
The drone assassination program run by the CIA and its minions, the USAF, is illegal and criminal.
It will destroy you and your community, both physically & morally. Open your eyes. See how little is left.
This ends our communication.
Mass Mobilization to Stop the Drone Wars
Indian Springs, Nevada
March 27 – April 2, 2016
“The Truth is Out There”

Nevada Desert Experience Sacred Peace Walk 2016

The Sacred Peace Walk of 2016 has already taken place, because of the early Easter of this year. Here is the press release of this year’s Line-crossing protest at the NNSS beyond which nuclear weapons have been tested:

21 peace walkers arrested at the Nevada National Security Site aka Nevada Test Site.

NDE Press Release for the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk

NDE Press Release for the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk

MaryAnne Coyle ¡Presente!

This morning MaryAnne Coyle passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke a few days ago. We send her Peace and Love on her passage, and her memory will be with those whose lives she touched.

MaryAnne came to the Nevada Desert Experience in 2010. She was dedicated to the people staying at the house, while she worked hard to make peace happen with her love and energy for a Nuclear-free world, free of warfare, defending the environment, the Earth with her whole life. She was also dedicated to establishing real solidarity and she stood up for (other) people who were downtrodden. She questioned many things and this gave her a critical and humanistic insight into what was happening around her and in the world.

We remember MaryAnne with loving thoughts.

Kites for MaryAnne, by a friend of MaryAnne in Buffalo, NY

Fried Eggs and Nuclear Meltdowns, a fun and to-the-point advertorial she and John Amidon made in 2011 for the SPW


Sixth circuit orders immediate release of Michael, Megan and Greg

Wonderful news for Greg, Michael and Megan, for peace and justice!

Transform Now Plowshares

In an amazing turn of events, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this evening ordered the immediate release of Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, the Transform Now Plowshares activists who were serving time in federal prison for their action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN to protest plans for a new multibillion dollar nuclear bomb plant there.

Things unfolded rapidly this afternoon.

At 4:00pm word came from Bill Quigley, attorney for MGM, that the government had filed a notice that it would not oppose the release of Greg, Michael and Megan pending resentencing. The government’s notice was interesting—it included notice to the court that, when resentencing did happen, the government would not be seeking terms of imprisonment greater than the time already served. But, the prosecutor said, the court could not release the defendants unless it determined their were “extraordinary circumstances.” The government’s brief…

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Sacred Peace Walk: 28 March – 3 April, 2015

Dear Friend,

Immediately below are the links to the Nevada Desert Experience Sacred Peace Walk schedule and registration. For years I have been inviting you to this transformative spiritual journey which brings together both the inner journey and outer manifestations of compassionate change, a process of love and affirmation that works so beautifully that many of us return year after year. We affirm civil resistance at Creech AFB and the Nevada National Site, (formerly the Nevada Test Site.

Everything is here to register, quickly and easily. Please do! This walk is for all who wish to experience an integrated spiritual experience and who are willing to look into the soul’s mirror under the clear desert sky. This is a walk into the wild and beautiful Mojave. We will meet demons and goddesses and flying robotic killing machines. At the end of the walk we will confront one of humanities gravest mistakes, nuclear weapons. With our gentle and tender love we continue the process of at-one-ment. Please join us and know the joy and hope, the friendship and community which grows so bountifully with each step taken.
Sacred Peace Walk Schedule

Registration Information for the 2015 Sacred Peace Walk with Nevada Desert Experience

Las Vegas to the Nevada National Security Site 28 March – 3 April, 2015

John Amidon
PS This year we will be joined by members of the 2015 NPT Peace Walk For A Nuclear Free Future For Peace and the Planet, From San Francisco to the United Nations, NYC. How wonderful! Please share this message too!