Tuesday, April 18, Morning demo at Holloman
5 Anti-drone Activists Arrested April 19, including 3 Veterans, while Blockading the Main Gate to Holloman Air Force Base
IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS: Nearly 4 dozen activists participated in some or all of the first ever weeklong anti-drone peace convergence at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, where over 700 drone pilots and operators graduate every year. Over half of the participants were from New Mexico, and others traveled from 8 states, including, Minetaka Shimada, a journalist based in Maryland, who covered our story for a Japan-based newspaper, and a dozen or so young students from NMSU, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, who participated in the April 22, Saturday Earth Day rally in Alamogordo, co-sponsored and led by ANSWER/PSL, New Mexico!
Daily varying themed vigils helped to educate and raise consciousness about weaponized drones and our out of control military industrial complex that wreaks havoc on the environment, the climate and terrorizes global communities.
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.
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
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
Ajmal Ahmadi weeps alone in a room after 10 members of his family, including 6 children were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 29, 2021. (Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times):
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.
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