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Monthly Occupy Beale AFB: Jan

When:
January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Jan. 8th, Tuesday, 8:00am, Sacramento 
MOCK DRONE TRIAL to “Prosecute” US Drone War Criminals
 
Note:   After Trial:  Occupy Beale Anti-war drone vigil/resistance, 
3-5:00pm, Tues., Jan. 8 at Beale AFB, Wheatland Gate (South Beale Rd. & Ostrom Rd.)
If Rain likely:  Trial will be postponed, and Beale Vigil will be moved to 6-8am Tues. Jan. 8th.
Update on weather and final plans will be sent on Mon. morning.
(A small group will also protest at a Beale gate on Mon. afternoon).
 

We Need Trial Supporters and Players in our Mock Trial of Drone War Criminals

 
Will YOU be on our jury?  Presiding Judge:  Dr. Frederick Bialy
 
“GIVE US OUR TRIAL….JUSTICE FOR DRONE VICTIMS!”
 
Background:  During 8 years of ongoing monthly protests at Beale Air Force Base,  we have had dozens of civil resistance actions, many dozens of arrests and multiple letters written to Beale base commander, and yet no trials for over 5 years!   The Jan. 8th arraignment for 4 defendants who were arrested last October, was just cancelled and charges dismissed by the Sacramento DA.  Except for a  couple of trials in the early years, this is the umpteenth time, the Sacramento DA is dismissing all charges against drone activists.  We demand our right to have a trial and put the drone program in the public eye.  Anti-drone activists will hold their own “mock trial” in front of the court house on the same day they were supposed to be arraigned.  “Bring the crimes of the U.S. Government and Military before the public and on court records!”  

MOCK DRONE TRIAL to Prosecute US Drone War Criminals
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Stolen lives from U.S. drone strike!
January 8, Tuesday, Sacramento Federal Court, 501 I St. (and 5th St.)  
 
8:00-8:30 am:  Anti-Drone Rally in front of U.S. Federal Court Bldg.
 
(Arrive by 7:45 if you can), Press conference included.
 
8:30 am:  Ad Lib Public Mock Drone Trial
 
FEATURING:
 
-4 Anti-drone Defendants (Shirley, Michael, Mauro and Toby) to give public testimony about why they demand a trial so they can put the illegal Drone Assassination Program in the public eye.  They will testify why they have been protesting at Beale Air Force DRONE Base for over 8 years, risking arrest over and over again….
 
-Defendants will call on the “People’s Judge” and “ Public DA” to prosecute the real criminals: the top U.S. officials and military leaders, including the commander of all drone bases around the country.  
 
-Presiding Judge, Dr. Frederick Bialy (longtime anti-drone activist and protester) will hear the testimonies, arguments and pleas put forward by the defendants.
 
-“People’s DA”-  Will someone volunteer to play the part of a “just and honorable” attorney who will pledge to investigate the crimes against humanity committed by high level drone war criminals, including prior and current U.S. presidents and Beale base commanders, and ultimately prosecute those responsible?  We need you!  
 
-“People’s Jury” –  Will you bear witness to the people’s trial and be the ultimate judges for justice?  You will have a chance to help simulate a “just trial”, deliberate together, and decide who the real criminals are and call for a final reckoning of justice:  PROSECUTION!
 
FMI and Carpooling:
 
Toby Blomé, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net, 510-215-5974
Shirley Osgood, (941) 320-0291
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