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Anti-Drone Protesters Arrested at Beale Air Force Base

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.29.15
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By Chris Nelson

In spite of receiving 27 summons to court this month, Nine Anti-Drone Protesters crossed the line again at Beale Air Force base on September 29th, while tying the Migrant Crisis to U.S. Global Wars.

Since 2009 Northern California activists have maintained monthly 2-day protests at Beale Air Force Base in attempts to change U.S. policy that perpetuates endless global wars and targeted killing by drones. Calling themselves “Occupy Beale Air Force Base,” these activists have been arrested several times a year, while peacefully demonstrating the wrongfulness of drone killing and perpetual warfare. In the last couple of years those arrested have been cited and released without charges being pressed. However, this month 27 court letters were sent, ordering activists to appear in Sacramento court on October 13 for arrests stemming from three protests over the last year. (Charges dropped 9/27!)

Nonviolent activists have not been deterred. They have returned this month to connect the tragic stories of the migrant crisis to U.S. policies that destabilize countries with ongoing bombing and violence and force the mass displacement and fleeing of millions of human beings. The nonviolent direct action calls attention to the serious global crisis, and demanded that the U.S. government use peace and diplomacy to solve conflict. Activists read publicly some of the most recent horrifying migrant and refugee stories, detailing some of the thousands of lives lost while fleeing wars.

A giant cardboard boat was also used to show solidarity with refugees fleeing war, and also signs with images of people drowning, gasping for air, calling out:  “I CAN’T BREATHE!!!”

This weeks’ protest at Beale also coincide with a week of coordinated actions across the country calling for peaceful solutions to conflict. These actions are part of a long-term movement called “Campaign Nonviolence.” http://www.paceebene.org/ programs/campaign-nonviolence/

Nine Peace and Justice activists from throughout Northern California– Redding to Stockton, Bay Area to Nevada City were arrested in Tuesday’s nonviolent action.

Occupy Beale will return to Beale Air Force Base on October 19th and 20th honoring Indigenous Rights and the Day of the Dead, in loving honor of all those killed as a result of US wars. All are encouraged to find us on facebook (Occupy Beale Air Force Base) or online at www.OccupyBealeAFB.org and to Join Us.

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