Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace and other N. California activists: 5 Years of Persistent Resistance to Drone Killing at Beale AFB:

10 Anti-drone Activists Facing Trial and Welcome Supporters!

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After 5 years of persistent protests at Beale AFB, opposing drone killing and global militarization, and many dozens of arrests over the years with very few trials, the U.S. military & gov't are now preparing to prosecute, as they grow weary of our continued resistance. Next week, 10 defendants will bring the illegal drone program to Sacramento courts again and welcome supporters!

January 12, Tuesday:

 

8:00 am - Anti-drone rally in front of courthouse, to include mock drone attack street theater

9:00 am - Arraignment, U.S. Federal Court, 501 I St., Sacramento (8th Fl., Courtroom 27)

 

Mid-day, Anti-drone actions in Sacramento:

Full details to be determined,

to include Anti-drone march thru Sacramento streets,

Congressional visits, and more.

 

FB event, sign up here:

www.facebook.com/events/1642557749341977/

 

WE WILL NOT BE MOVED! OR INTIMIDATED!....

Drone Protest continues at Beale AFB that afternoon, into Jan. 13, am.

On the same day as their arraignment:

The "Beale 10" and supporters will return to Beale AFB for 2 day protest. This will be a solidarity action in support of a protest planned in DC at the State Capitol, called The Real State of the Union. On the same day as President Obama's State of the Union address (expected to be filled with the usual deception and misinformation), activists in DC and across the country will stage actions to publicly bring attention to the real crises facing our nation and the world, and the failed U.S. policies that contribute to them. (details below) Solidarity protests are planned at Beale and Creech drone bases the same day, to call for an end to the U.S empire's number one oppressive tool, armed drones, that mostly kill indiscriminately.

We now have 4 former drone operators and air force veterans speaking out, who have publicly unveiled the real truth about drone killing and how it is destabilizing the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43z6EMy8T28

Beale defendants are calling on many more activists to join them this month to send a strong message to the U.S. Air Force and President Obama:

"We will not be deterred, DRONE KILLING MUST STOP NOW!"

 

Help us make this Occupy Beale protest larger than ever!

 

January 12, Tuesday

3-5:00 pm: Vigil/protest, Wheatland Gate,

Intersection of South Beale Rd. & Ostrom Rd.

 

Evening: Potluck and No Drones Peace Encampment, (hotel options also)

Main Gate, Beale AFB, end of N. Beale Rd., east of Marysville.

6:00pm: Tentative group viewing of State of Union Address (in public venue/Marysville, TBD)

 

January 13, Wednesday

6-8:00 am Vigil/protest, Main Gate, end of N. Beale Rd., east of Marysville.

Breakfast at Brick Coffee House, Marysville to debrief and plan next action.

For more info/carpooling,

 

Nevada/Yuba County: Shirley, 941-320-0291, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sacramento Area:  Barry, 916-284-0944, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bay Area: Toby,  510-215-5974, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chico Area: Chris, 530-520-5973, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALL TO ACTION TO DECLARE THE REAL STATE OF THE UNION, JANUARY 12, 2016

Guided by conscience, reason, and deeply held convictions, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance calls upon all people of good will to come to Washington, DC on Tuesday January 12, 2016 to actively participate in a witness of nonviolent civil resistance, challenging President Barack Obama and the United States Congress to address the real state of the union, to immediately stop all U.S. acts of war, and to make significant changes that will put the people of the United States on the path to acting cooperatively with all in the world so that we can all live together in a world of peace, sharing our resources fairly. The president will deliver his State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress on that day and tragically for the world, without a doubt, his presentation will once again be a threadbare act of political theatre with no relevance to the masses of people here in the United States or around the world. The escalating violence and tyranny of an expanding American empire abroad is destabilizing the world. The US Congress is bought and paid for by corporations and a wealthy minority who believe that assertion of global military control is the only way to ensure their corporate success. Congress willingly rubber stamps empire’s ongoing wars, with U.S. citizens footing the bill, paying the trillions of dollars in military costs benefiting only the 1 percent while causing crippling injuries, deaths, extreme hardship and suffering for so much of the world. Congress is nothing more than a bipartisan betrayer of the people. The ongoing wars for empire must end if humanity is to survive. To be more specific, the perpetual wars waged by the U.S. are illegal, immoral, and enriching the wealthy financial corporate elites as millions within the U.S. lack basic needs, and billions around the world live in extreme poverty. We see how the wars and occupations abroad, fueled by fear and profit, have literally and figuratively turned inwards against the American people, impoverishing and imprisoning us. The US drone wars are directed at the poorest and least powerful in places like Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries around the world. The people of Syria are now experiencing the US neocon strategy to "redraw the map of the Middle East", greatly exacerbating the international refugee crisis. The region is further threatened by the continued oppression and persecution of the Palestinians with US consent and complicity. The ultimate weapon in the U.S. arsenal still poses a serious danger to all on this planet and all these weapons must be eliminated by all countries which control them. Furthermore, the racist nature of empire with its structures of violence and oppression are directed at all of us. Islamophobia, racism, police violence, and the growing security surveillance state must be resisted to protect the liberty of all. From schools to the prison industrial complex with mass incarceration and solitary confinement at home, to Guantanamo and other sites of indefinite detention and torture abroad, we are all caught up in the empire’s systemic violence threatening the freedom of all. Undocumented people, victims of US economic trade deals and support of oppressive governments, are rounded up, held in for-profit jails for extended periods of time before deportation. The empire’s short-sighted thirst for profit, strategic domination, control of fossil fuels and other natural resources are leading us to more war and destruction of earth’s habitat and climate. We must actively resist and oppose the racism and violence of empire! We must save Mother Earth! Our resources must be directed away from the war machine and used for peaceful purposes, placing people over profit, with the goal as nothing less than saving of all life on our planet. We urge those who are not able to be in Washington on January 12 to organize actions locally. We especially encourage those who are already speaking out against drones across the country to consider a simultaneous action. We support our friends in California who are already working on an action there. For information on the actions at Creech and Beale, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Join us in the streets of Washington, D.C., on January 12, 2016 as we all present our message on the real State of the Union to President Obama and the Congress.