Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Why I'm Proud to Be Part of the #ShutDownCreech! 2015 Mobilization


Creech Air Force Base is the Nevada location where drone "pilots" control the killings by U.S. drone strikes thousands of miles away in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia . . . .

Many activists are paying a high price for their work to stop these killings.

Here's Kathy Kelly's message before entering federal prison for carrying a "stop the killings" message to the commander of Whiteman Air Force Base outside of Kansas City, MO:  "Let's rehabilitate CREECH!" on No Drones Illinois

Here's John Amidon, one of the many people who have protested drone killings at the Hancock Air Force Base outside of Syracuse, NY: "Please join us March 4 - 6 to Shut Down Creech!" on No Drones New York State

So: what can the rest of us do?


On social media: 
tweet using the hashtags

If possible, go to Nevada March 4-6 for

Wherever you are, get involved
with  your local peace group 

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Year after year, hundreds of thousands of people from Chicago and the surrounding area gather on the lakeshore to watch aerial displays by an array of planes. Most don't suspect that they are being subjected to an intense propaganda effort by multiple branches of the U.S. military.  The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo views this as a perfect opportunity to engage with the public and enlist them in the growing movement against U.S. war, torture, surveillance, and other crimes.  We will join activists from many other peace and justice groups who have had a growing presence at this event in recent years.

(See August 16-17: Protest U.S. Kidnapping, Torture, and Drone Assassinations at the 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show Protest )

With drones, people become just dots. "Bugs." People who no longer count as people . . . .

(See Drone Victims: Just Dots? Just Dirt? )

There was a lot of noise in Chicago during the NATO Summit. But one message we managed to get through -- at least to some people -- was that people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and many other places are being injured and killed in their names ... and that if that bothers their consciences they can get active and do something about it.

(See Making Drone Killing 100% VISIBLE in Chicago!)