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OCCUPY BEALE AFB: March 30-31

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Afghan Peace Volunteers on a cliff overlooking Kabul.

FLY A KITE NOT A DRONE

March 30-31, Mon.-Tues.
OCCUPY BEALE AFB     Monthly NO DRONES Vigil & PEACE ENCAMPMENT  
The  Afghan Peace Volunteers are asking peace makers around the world to fly kites this month in Solidarity for Peace and a Drone Free World.  March 21st is also the New Year in Kabul, and flying kites is a favorite national pastime.  Join us at Occupy Beale AFB, as we  color up the roadways into the drone base with beautiful colorful kites……modeling for the military the best alternatives to violence…. PEACE!
One Afghan Peace Volunteer said:“When I fly kites I feel so happy and free, I wish to fly in the sky like a kite without borders.”
 
Mar. 30, Monday, 3pm-5pm,  Vigil, Main Gate, end of N. Beale Rd. 
Mon. Night Potluck & Encampment, Main Gate, N. Beale Rd.
To Include:  Report Back on successful  SHUT DOWN CREECH, where 150 activists from 18 states converged at Creech to protest drones, 34 were arrested.  (6 Occupy Beale activists attended)
 Press Conference: Tues. 8:30 am, Kick-off for TV Ad asking Drone Pilots to Refuse to Fly!
 
Mar. 31 Tuesday, 6-8am, Vigil, Wheatland Gate, S. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.
Important:  After Wheatland Gate vigil we will carpool to Main Gate for Press Conf:
PRESS CONFERENCE, 8:30 am, 
Kick-Off for Anti-Drone TV Ad to be aired next week in Marysville/Beale AFB Region.  This ad was aired on prime time TV in Las Vegas area during SHUT DOWN CREECH.
Please join us for this important press conference!       
                       
Watch the Fly Kites Not Drones video made in Kabul
BRING:  
-A  Colorful Kite (or 2 or 3) with or without a peace message.
Here’s how to make a simple kite:   http://www.my-best-kite.com/diamond-kites.html
COLORFUL CLOTHES to WEAR.……WE WANT  COLOR  (Peace is Colorful & JOYFUL & FUN!)
-A  Sky Blue Scarf:    www.TheBlueScarf.org
-Friends with colorful kites!
-Other beautiful colorful things to color up our “Occupy Beale for Peace Kite Day”
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OCCUPY MILITARISM…..STOP KILLER DRONES….CREATE THE WORLD WE WANT TO SEE!   
For more info./carpooling, 
Nevada/Yuba County:  Shirley  941-320-0291 slogood481@hotmail.com
Sacramento Area:  Barry   916-284-0944,  bbinks@comcast.net
Bay Area:  Toby  510-215-5974,  ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net
   
Join us in uniting for Peace!
Directions To Wheatland Gate  (Tues. AM vigil),  
At intersection of So. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.:
 
From the North  (Chico/Marysville):
Take Hwy. 70 south from Marysville, merge to left onto Hwy. 65.
Take Ostrom Rd. to left until it meets So. Beale Rd.  Turn left on So. Beale Rd. and park car to side of Rd.  If you miss the Ostrom Rd. turn off, continue south on Hwy 65, and turn left on So. Beale Rd. (marked with Beale AFB sign).
 
From the South (Sacramento/SF Bay Area)
Please check out these directions on pdf below, as getting onto Ostrom Rd. is a bit tricky from Northbound on Hwy 70.
Directions to Main Gate (Mon. PM Vigil and Peace Encampment) :  

Take I-5 north of Sacramento, just north of I-80, take exit 525B to transfer to Hwy 99, continue  12.5. mi. and stay right to transfer onto Hwy 70, continue about 20 miles, exit at Feather River Blvd., just after the Erle Rd. exit. Do not take the 1st Feather River Blvd. which is about 10 miles earlier!  (note sign to Beale AFB)  Turn right at ramp, You’ll be facing Burger King, across the street, a good bathroom stop.  If you don’t cross the intersection, turn immediately right at the light (Lindhurst Ave.) and left at 2nd light to get on N. Beale Rd.   Continue on N. Beale Rd. for over 6 miles.  It dead ends at the Gate Entrance.  Plenty of parking on left side of Rd. near the gate.

April 27 & 28, Mon.-Tues: Special Guests Coming to Beale in April:  (Mark your Calendar).

World Renowned Peace Activist, Kathy Kelly, will join us at Beale next month, 
just after her expected 3 month prison sentence for nonviolently protesting drone warfare.
Kathy & Brian Terrell, both members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org) will join us.   Brian was one of the organizers of SHUT DOWN CREECH and has, himself, served a  6 mos. prison sentence for protesting drones.  

Videos from recent Creech Action:

 

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