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Bridge Walk

Yesterday….A Glorious Day for Peace!
OUR RETURN TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE:
With possible rain and high winds predicted, and a good cloud cover in the early morning we didn’t know what we were up for, but the clouds parted, the sunshine goddesses showed up, and though the wind gusts were fierce at times, it couldn’t outdo our voracity for world peace on Mother’s Day!
It was a beautiful return to the bridge after being away for an entire year due to pandemic, and so great to see the “old-timers” and many new comers.  About 2 dozen activists participated, including Renay Davis’ children and grandchildren and Marie Bravo led a public recital of Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation via “mike check.”  Francis Collins offered songs, including Lennon’s classic, Imagine.

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Report: Solidarity Action for Julian Assange

by Toby Blomé
Friday, November 11, 2021, 
British Embassy, San Francisco
It was a very sad morning for so many of us around the world yesterday, as we awoke to the horrendous news that a British high court overturned an earlier court ruling, and increased the possibility for the extradition of journalist and Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange to the U.S. This court ruling will be appealed by Julian’s legal team, and there are also other aspects of the case that still need to be ruled on, however, for those of us who hold Julian Assange dear to our hearts, as a brother who risked and sacrificed so much for all of us by exposing the injustices and war crimes of the U.S., we were heart-struck.  Continue reading

REPORT BACK: October 26, Tuesday:  Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysville, CA

DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR THE AHMADI FAMILY & DANIEL HALE!
CODEPINK, BAN KILLER DRONES & VETERANS FOR PEACE
by Toby Blomé,      October 27, 2021 PM Vigil, Doolittle Gate, Beale Drone AFB;  Home of the Global Hawk Drone…that surveils, targets and assists with U.S. Killer Drone Machine
Photo:  Sharat Lin
We had a hugely successful day.  The evening before, Susan, Sharat and I prepared, painted and cut the life-sized cardboard figures representing the victims of the Ahmadi Family U.S. drone massacre that took place in Kabul on August 29, 2021. To all of us, it felt like a ritualistic activity, honoring their sacred lives. A quiet and mournful tone carried into the next day’s action at Beale Drone Base.  Just holding one of those little cardboard “children”, with their name and age labeled, brought an inner sadness. Young lives lost at such young ages due to the unnecessary and completely reckless practices of the covert U.S. drone program. INEXCUSABLE! Continue reading

Why We Go to Creech to STOP THE TERROR of the U.S. Drone Killing Machine!

Did you hear about the 3 Afghan toddler girls whose flesh was ripped to pieces by a U.S. Drone Strike last Sunday?  Striking in a Kabul NEIGHBORHOOD, the attack also killed 4 other children, including 2 more under 6 years old!  The grief on Amal Ahmadi’s face tells it all!  10 civilian family members dead, 7 of them children, body parts everywhere, and bodies unrecognizable.  It was a horrific and tragic scene. And then there was last Friday’s U.S. drone strike in Nangarhar Province that U.S. officials claimed killed two “high profile” ISIS-K targets.”  A witness reported, “…rickshaws were burning.  Children and women were wounded and one man, one boy and one woman had been killed on the spot.”
OFFICIALS LIE…CHILDREN, WOMEN AND MEN DIE!
WE MUST UNITE TO STOP THIS RACIST U.S. DRONE TERROR IN THE SKY.
Shut Down Creech, Fall Action Week 
Sun, Sept 26th – Sat, Oct 2nd
Please Join Us!

Report Back: Travis Air Force Base

Stop Bombing Afghanistan!  The People Want Real Peace! MONARCHS FOR PEACE!
by Toby Blomé
CODEPINK & Veterans for Peace collaborate again!
Ban Killler Drones, a recently formed national organization to unify the anti-drone groups across the country, called for a mobilization on Friday, Aug. 20th, at drone bases and other military installations across the country.  The goal: to be a voice against the Biden Administration hidden agenda to continue the bombing of Afghanistan even after U.S. fully “withdraws it’s troops. Continue reading

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