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Veterans and Activists Arrested Protesting Drone Terror at Creech AFB

 Veterans and Activists Arrested Protesting Drone Terror at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada Veterans For Peace national President Barry Ladendorf, Board member Tarak Kauff, and Advisory Board member Ann Wright were among eight peace activists who were arrested early Thursday morning, after physically blocking the main gate to Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada. Also arrested were VFP members Barry Binks (long time, often arrested drone protester),Ken Mayers, Chris Kundson and Leslie Harris, along with Joan Pleume

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Shut Down Creech, 1st Report

REPORT # 1: SHUT DOWN CREECH by Toby Blome Tues. Mar. 29, 2016 We had a most successful 1st vigil on Mon. Mar. 28, with a good crowd of about 20 “Creechers” joining us for the very 1st morning vigil, with over 16 campers for the first evening at Camp Justice Sunday night. Monday afternoon spring desert winds picked up ferociously, at times with gusts at over 60mph (evening weather reports said 70mph winds), and temperatures dropped drastically, testing our

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Jerry Berrigan Memorial Blockade Press Release

Jerry Berrigan Blockade at Front Gate of Hancock Base

Jerry Berrigan Memorial Drone Blockade Hancock Air Drone Base, Jan. 28 – Twelve Activists Arrested On Thursday morning, January 28, thirty life sized cutouts of Syracuse peacemaker Jerry Berrigan blockaded the main entrance of Hancock Air National Guard Base outside Syracuse, NY. The cutouts were accompanied by twelve nonviolent drone resisters, who were arrested after blockading for an hour and a half. See video (of the blockade and arrests). Jerry Berrigan, who died on July 26, 2015 at the age

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Jerry Berrigan Memorial Statement

Jerry Berrigan Memorial Blockade

We come to the gates of Hancock Drone Base today to install a memorial of Jerry Berrigan. Jerry Berrigan, who died on July 26, 2015 at the age of 95, was a husband, a father, a brother, a teacher and someone who – like his brothers Dan and Phil – dedicated his entire life to Jesus’ command to love one another. Jerry came to the base on a bi-weekly basis whenever he was able, in Jerry’s words, “to remind the

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Press Release: Drone Protesters’ Charges Dismissed

16 December 2015                                                                              contact: Ed Kinane, 315) 478-4571 home FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                info: www.upstatedroneaction.org ANTI-REAPER DRONE PROTESTERS’   CHARGES DISMISSED IN DEWITT TOWN COURT This afternoon, December 16, town of DeWitt (NY) judge Robert Jokl dismissed the charges against the five anti-Reaper drone protesters arrested on September 21, 2015. The protesters had blocked the main entrance of Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse with three long one-word

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Medea Benjamin Speaks at Hallwalls

Undrone Upstate Walkers Rally at Niagara Fall Air National Guard Base With Medea Benjamin, then head into Buffalo to hear her speak. A rapper named Alex started off the show with some great music. Then Russell Brown of the Undrone Upstate Walk ers spoke, followed by Medea. I made the audio recording of their presentations which follows. There will eventually be a video, but if you just want to hear what was said, listen to the recordings below. Alex calls

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Drones, Black Lives Matter, the European Refugee Crisis

Drones, Black Lives Matter, the European Refugee Crisis: What do They Have in Common? Panel discussion at Nazareth College in Rochester with walker Russell Brown, Professor Harry Murray and Yaqub Shabbaz, a social sciences student and community organizer from Chicago.   Below is an audio recording of this fascinating conversation.   I have broken out the introduction, each individual speaker and the following discussion for convenient listening. Introductory Remarks by Harry Murray: Yaqub Shabbaz speaks about Black Lives Matter: Russell Brown speaks

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Press Release: Hancock Drone Base Gates Closed, Drones Kill Children

PRESS RELEASE Date: September 21, 2015 Contacts: John Amidon: 518-312-6442 Ellen Grady: 607-279-8303 Drones Kill Children Hancock Drone Base Gates Closed    FIVE ARRESTED HOLDING HUGE “DRONES KILL CHILDREN” BANNERS                       ACROSS HANCOCK REAPER DRONE BASE MAIN ENTRANCE This morning, September 21, the U.N.-designated World Day of Peace, five members of the grassroots human rights coalition, Upstate (NY) Drone Action [upstatedroneaction.org], were arrested as they held aloft three large banners together spanning the Hancock’s main entrance and exit driveways.

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Exposing Drone Terrorism: Remarks at the 2015 Left Forum

Exposing Drone Terrorism: Remarks at the 2015 Left Forum by Ed Kinane.   Republished from Truthout.org Speakout I’ll begin by noting that most terrorism has not been perpetrated by Islamic-identified people. In fact, despite the relentless deluge of publicity to the contrary, Islamic-identified people commit only a fraction of the world’s terrorism. Most terrorism is large scale. In the 20th and 21st centuries most terrorism is high tech and airborne…whether over Guernica or Dresden or Nagasaki or Hiroshima or Tokyo or

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