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Report Back: Golden Gate Bridge Walk, Women’s Day!

Bridge Walk for Peace, International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020
Report Back:  Un Dia Sin Nosotras!
by Toby Blomé
There almost always seems to be something remarkable and memorable that happens each month during our bridge walk, sometimes small, sometimes large and impactful.  Afterall, it is a place that draws visitors from around the world.  Yesterday, at the end of our walk and rally on International Women’s Day, we were approached by a vibrant group of about 20 Mexican American female activists, of all ages, but mostly young and younger, all dressed in PURPLE!  They came to the bridge to rally support for a major movement taking place in Mexico:

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Report Back:  Occupy Beale AFB

“STANDING WITH VENEZUELA at Beale Drone Base!
2 Activists Arrested While Trespassing onto Beale AFB:
February 28 – March 1, 2019 – by Toby Blomé
On Thursday and Friday, fed up with 17 years of endless wars, we were determined to bring our strong messages of solidarity with the people of Venezuela to one of the most important U.S. Drone Bases, Beale AFB, Home of the Global Hawk Drone and U2 spy plane, in Marysville, CA. As the Trump Administration and Congressional leadership from both parties continue to openly threaten Venezuela with illegal U.S. regime change and military intervention, activists gathered for a 2 day protest at Beale AFB in Marysville to say enough war:  “U.S. Bloody Hands Off Venezuela!”   On Thursday afternoon we held vigils at two gates, Wheatland and Doolittle, passing out flyers to educate the U.S. military about the truth about Venezuela in order to counter the U.S. government’s massive misinformation campaign to market a U.S. coup.  Dozens accepted our leaflets.

REPORT BACK:  CODEPINK DRONE RESISTANCE WEEK at CREECH AFB

            
            Photo by Michael Kerr
CODEPINK had a small crew last week, but we accomplished a lot.  Huge banners and signs opposing the barbarism of drone assassination colored the highway all week during am and pm commute traffic into and out of the base.  Themes included:  “Ending Militarism at Home & ABROAD,”  “RESIST, DISARM, REFUSE,” “ WAR IS NOT GREEN,” and many others.

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25 Activists Arrested in Two days of Nonviolent Blockades at Gates to Creech AFB;

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As the sun rose over the mountains activists  from over 20 states participated with CODEPINK in a Mass Mobilization in the desert outside Las Vegas to shut down the gates to Creech Air Force Base, home of the Reaper and Predator drones program. For over an hour on both Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, activists protested, performed and called for peace. This was no April Fools’ joke but a serious mobilization of people who stepped over the line to confront the airmen who control killer drones. The two days of actions were part of a week-long protest at the base, March 27 – April 1st, culminating in a total of 25 arrests during the 2nd Annual National Mass Mobilization against Drone Warfare known as SHUT DOWN CREECH!

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16 Arrested at Beale AFB Tuesday, April 28.

beale april  April 28:  Activists blocking gate at Beale AFB                                         photo by Guari Delgado
 MARYSVILLE/BEALE AFB   – Sixteen people – including military veterans, clergy, and a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee–  were arrested early Tuesday morning as they walked past the main gate onto Beale Air Force Base, where Global Hawk Drones are operated.  Several protestors were in tears as the names and ages of children killed by U.S. drones were read aloud.  

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The national CodePink organization organizes for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. CodePink actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Rooted in a network of local organizers, CodePink's tactics include satire, street theatre, creative visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging powerful decision-makers in government and corporations. And, of course, wearing pink!