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Oct
26
Tue
Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysville, CA
Oct 26 @ 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Recent U.S. Drone Victims:  Terrorists????
 
DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE AHMADI FAMILY & DANIEL HALE:
 
BAN KILLER DRONES & FREE DANIEL HALE!  REPARATIONS NOW:  $3 million for every Ahmadi member killed.
AM & PM  Actions During Rush Hour Commute:   6:00am – 8:00 am  and  3:00-5:00 pm.   (Nature & community building between vigils)
(Gates to be determined the night before)
 
This is part of a collective national call to action this month, organized by a new anti-drone network, BanKillerDrones.org
(see press release attached).
 
Please contact Toby Blome:  Toby4Peace@sonic.net for details about Beale action:  toby4peace@sonic.net   510-501-5412
 
PLEASE BRING MASKS, and practice safe physical distancing due to Covid.
 
Join one or both vigils.  We will have 10 life-size cardboard figures to represent the 10 Ahmadi family members whose lives were stolen by a U.S. drone strike on August 29, including the killing of 7 young children.  We need more people to help hold up the figures, as well as the banners.  (see background and more photos of victims below)  Stand together against the reckless violence and injustice that is the U.S. drone assassination program.
A letter will be delivered to Beale Commander Col. Heather Fox, asking her to cease further participation in the senseless and illegal drone assassination program, and to call on President Biden to make a public apology to the Ahmadi family, and to urge the U.S. to make an immediate payment to compensate for the innocent lives lost:  $3 million for each family member killed, at minimum!  Two months since the attack, and still no reparations have been made.  We demand an immediate end to all drone strikes, and accountability for the killing of past innocent lives.
Background:
On August 29, 2021, a U.S. drone missile struck a car in a Kabul neighborhood, targeting what the U.S. military claimed with “certainty” was an Isis-K affiliate, and Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called a “righteous strike.”  After 2 weeks of excellent investigative journalism by New York Times, CNN and others, it became evident that the Pentagon committed a tragic error, and 10 civilian Afghans, including 7 young children were sacrificed due to “a suspicion alone.”   Flash back to drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, who warned the American public in the drone documentary, National Bird (2016):
“[What drones] …really do is they just embolden commanders, they embolden decision-makers, because there is no threat, there is no immediate consequence…”
Ten innocent lives lost and no consequences, no accountability and no apology from President Biden?  The vast majority of people killed by U.S. drone strikes are innocent people or “unintended targets”. Rarely does the U.S. ever make any effort to apologize or make reparations for wrongful killings by U.S. drones or even more conventional weapons. Though the U.S. claims they will compensate the Ahmadi family for lives lost, to this day, no payments have been made.
This Tuesday, at Beale Drone Base, where the Global Hawk is used to surveil and assist in the killing of potential drone targets, we will make our voices heard:   JUSTICE FOR THE AHMADI FAMILY & JUSTICE FOR DANIEL HALE.  BAN KILLER DRONES NOW!
Please join us!
Meet the Ahmadi Family Victims:
BREAKING NEWS:  Drone whistleblower, Daniel Hale, was just transferred to the worst of the worst U.S. Federal Prisons, to continue serving a 45 month sentence for being a truth-teller, acting out of conscience, and exposing the war crimes of the U.S. covert drone program.
Learn about the horrific and abusive treatment Daniel is being subjected to.  Torturing a whistle-blower under President Biden’s watch.
During the action we will wear:  “I am Daniel Hale” signage on our bodies to stand in solidarity with Daniel and demand that Daniel be pardoned or, at minimum, transferred to a low security prison as was recommended by his judge.
Support Daniel:  Write a letter to Daniel or scroll down to find out other ways you can support Daniel.   https://standwithdanielhale.org/
Ways to Support Daniel Hale:
 
Write to Daniel. Daniel’s current address is: 

Daniel Everette Hale 26069-075 
USP Marion 
P.O. Box 1000 
Marion, Illinois 62959

Use plain white paper, no cards, with black or blue ink, handwritten or printed. Use standard size envelopes, no packages.

You can send up to 3 pages, single-sided.

Daniel can receive photos (in color) in the mail, fun memes, transcripts (such as of interesting podcasts) and printouts of news articles. He is hoping for articles you found compelling, work out routines to help pass the time, and words of affirmation!

Hand drawings are allowed, and we encourage them.

Paperback books, magazines, and newspapers can be sent directly from the publisher (or from Amazon).

The Bureau of Prisons website has more details on mail policy, but be aware that mail is sometimes rejected for seemingly arbitrary reasons.

Immediate steps:
Call U.S. Department of Justice:  Main switchboard where you will hear an option for the Attorney General’s comment line.  (202) 514-2000 .  Call your member of Congress.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is run by the Department of Justice.
Suggested message: Pardon Daniel Hale, and if not, move him to Butner, NC federal prison, as ordered by federal Judge Liam O’Grady, Daniel’s sentencing judge.
Write to Michael Carvajal, Director of the Bureau of Prisons.
The mailing address is: Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, Washington, DC 20534.
Demand that Daniel get transferred to a low-security prison, and get the humane treatment and mental health services he deserves.
PARDON DANIEL HALE NOW!
The Spoils of War: Conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn
Oct 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join CODEPINK in conversation with author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. During this webinar, attendees will hear from Andrew about his new book and will have the opportunity to ask the renowned author, journalist, and editor questions.

About the Book:

Why does America go to war?

In the last decades, America has gone to war as supposed defenders of democracy. The War on Terror was waged to protect the west from the dangers of Islamists. US Solders are stationed in more than 800 locations across the world to act as the righteous arbiters of the rule of law. In The Spoils of War Andrew Cockburn brilliantly dissects the intentions behind Washington’s martial appetites.

The American war machine can only be understood in terms of the “private passions” and “interests” of those who control it—principally a passionate interest in money. Thus, as he witheringly reports, Washington expanded NATO to satisfy an arms manufacturer’s urgent financial requirements; the US Navy’s Pacific fleet deployments were for years dictated by a corrupt contractor who bribed high-ranking officers with cash and prostitutes; senior marine commanders agreed to a troop surge in Afghanistan in 2017 “because it will do us good at budget time.”

Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous.

Read more and purchase the book here.

About the Author:

Born in London shortly after World `War II, I grew up in rural Ireland, went to school in Scotland (where we trained every week to be junior officers in the next war) and Oxford, and thereafter entered into the family trade of journalism. After spells on Fleet Street – the Evening Standard and Daily Mail – I joined World in Action, a great investigative documentary show on British independent tv ., where I began taking an interest in defense issues – very undercover in the UK. Moved to the US in 1979, and in 1982 published The Threat – Inside the Soviet Military Machine. A national best-seller, the book revealed that the Soviets were not an awesome threat, as we had been told for decades by the western defense lobby. I showed that the troops were ill-trained, and badly equipped, all to the benefit of their military-industrial hierarchy. My argument, denounced at the time in Washington and Moscow, was proven absolutely correct following the collapse of the USSR. Since then, I have written hundreds of articles on defense and other topics, several books — see below – many documentaries, and co-produced the 1997 action movie The Peacemaker starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. I have also written books about Saddam Hussein (with my brother Patrick,) Donald Rumsfeld, which among other things revealed, contrary to conventional wisdom, the important fact that he was extremely stupid. Living in Washington, where I am currently the Washington Editor of Harper’s Magazine, means I have a front row seat to watch the headquarters of a declining but still rich, powerful, and cruel empire. It is an endlessly fascinating spectacle, if also horrifying.

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Carley · carley@codepink.org

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Oct
27
Wed
A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans and the Editor-in-Chief and founder of NewsClick, Prabir Purkayastha, for another China Is Not Our Enemy webinar where they’ll discuss the U.S. hybrid war on China with a special focus on the Quad, the recent AUKUS alliance, and India’s role in the region that U.S. military planners are increasingly referring to as “the Indo-Pacific.”

Featured speaker:
Prabir Purkayastha is the founding editor of Newsclick.in. He is an engineer and a science activist in the power, telecom and software sectors, including the Free Software movement. He is one of the founding members of the Delhi Science Forum. He is the author, along with Vijay Prashad, of Enron Blowout: Corporate Capitalism and Theft of the Global Commons (LeftWord 2002).

👉RSVP now for a copy of the Zoom link! Or join us live on Youtube!

Event Co-Sponsors:

Show Up! America

More TBA!

To learn more or watch past webinars in this series, visit #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy, or follow us on Twitter.

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Madison Tang · madison@codepink.org

Can we count you in?

Oct
28
Thu
Uncovering the Arms Trade: The Arms Sales We Aren’t Told About
Oct 28 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

When Congress get’s notified about a weapons sale from the U.S. to another country, the people generally find out about it. Information on the huge sales are more easily available, because they are over a “threshold” amount. What about the sales under the threshold? Congress never needs to be notified, and we are left in the dark on sales that add up to billions and billions of dollars.

Lillian Mauldin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin holding a BA in Honors International Relations and Global Studies with a minor in Arabic. She is a founding member of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency and a Thematic Specialist with Amnesty International USA’s Military, Security, and Police Transfers Coordination Group. She was a summer 2021 participant in the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship and a summer 2021 Policy Intern at Forum on the Arms Trade. Lillian hopes to continue her career in the arms control and non proliferation field, ideally lobbying for decreased defense budgets and more rigorous arms export control laws.

RSVP for the Zoom link!

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Danaka · danaka@codepink.org

Can we count you in?

Oct
29
Fri
Dance of Peace Class Municipal Rose Garden.
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join Khalilah Ramirez, the Peace Dancer, for the Dance of Peace class at the Municipal Rose Garden (at Dana and Naglee) San Jose.
Dance & Play among the flowers! You will learn how to create joy and harmony through the magic power of music, breath and movement.

Link To All Classes:
Meeting ID: 309 089 4469
Passcode: 712607
Sliding Scale Donations $5-$20, PayPal Link:
THANK YOU! SEE EVERYONE IN CLASS 🙂

Contact: Khalilah Ramirez
Email: thirdi1@yahoo.com
Phone: 4084399237

More Info: http://www.thedanceofpeace.org

Khalilah Ramirez is a performance artist, educator and author. Her work with the Dance of Peace spans well over a decade. She specializes in getting people in touch with their inner light, joy and peacefulness using a combination of music, movement, magic, dance and guided imagery. Weekly classes, Quarterly workshops, and small group intensives are available.

Friday Peace Vigil Back on the Street. @ In front of MLK Library
Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
End Endless War
Remaining silent is not an option. We can either have a culture of complicity, or a culture of resistance. With no public opposition we will have a culture of complicity. Public acts of opposition help move from complicity to resistance.

The Friday Peace Vigil has publicly stood against U.S. wars and military interventions since 2001.

Please join us, and people the world over, in publicly saying no to unending war and yes to the possibility of a new world.

Safely distancing and masked, we are on the corner of 4th and San Fernando Streets every Friday from 5 to 6pm. Join us to to take a stand in opposition to war and militarism and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all movements working for racial and economic justice.

Bing your own signs or use one of ours!

Location Details
in front of MLK Library
4th and San Fernando
San Jose

 

Photo Bernie Bob Jung

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CodePink is a women's grassroots-initiated, worldwide organization of women and men working for peace, social justice and a green economy. CodePink SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


 

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Oct
26
Tue
6:00 AM Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysvi...
Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysvi...
Oct 26 @ 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysville, CA
Recent U.S. Drone Victims:  Terrorists????   DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE AHMADI FAMILY & DANIEL HALE:   BAN KILLER DRONES & FREE DANIEL HALE!  REPARATIONS NOW:  $3 million for every Ahmadi member killed. AM & PM[...]
Oct
29
Fri
5:00 PM Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the Street. @ In front of MLK Library
End Endless War Remaining silent is not an option. We can either have a culture of complicity, or a culture of resistance. With no public opposition we will have a culture of complicity. Public acts[...]
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Oct
26
Tue
4:00 PM The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
Oct 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Spoils of War: Conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn
Join CODEPINK in conversation with author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. During this webinar, attendees will hear from Andrew about his new book[...]
Oct
27
Wed
9:00 AM A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
Join CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans and the Editor-in-Chief and founder of NewsClick, Prabir Purkayastha, for another China Is Not Our Enemy webinar where they’ll discuss the U.S. hybrid war on China with a special focus on the[...]
Oct
28
Thu
4:00 PM Uncovering the Arms Trade: The A...
Uncovering the Arms Trade: The A...
Oct 28 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Uncovering the Arms Trade: The Arms Sales We Aren't Told About
When Congress get’s notified about a weapons sale from the U.S. to another country, the people generally find out about it. Information on the huge sales are more easily available, because they are over a[...]
Oct
29
Fri
12:00 PM Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dance of Peace Class Municipal Rose Garden.
Join Khalilah Ramirez, the Peace Dancer, for the Dance of Peace class at the Municipal Rose Garden (at Dana and Naglee) San Jose. Dance & Play among the flowers! You will learn how to create[...]

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