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Drones Make Enemies

Shut down Creech

Update on the March 4-6, 2015 Creech Convergence for Peace

Hundreds of Activists Converge on Creech Air Force Base in Nevada

Hundreds of people from more than 18 states have converged at Creech Air Force Base for an event organized by the peace group CODEPINK coined #ShutDownCreech to protest the flight of killer drones from the base.

Activists have created 100 tombstones with the names and ages of children murdered by US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. These will be displayed along the Drone Victim Memorial Highway, aka Route 95, that runs by Creech AFB.

Dozens of veterans from all over the country (most members of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War) are among the activists.

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‘Activists are anticipating arrests with the charge of trespassing during their nonviolent protests tomorrow. How dare they accuse us of trespassing, when the very nature of the drone assassination commits lethal trespassing and terrorizes communities all over the world. Drones Make Enemies,’ said Martha Hubert, one of the organizers from CODEPINK.

— CODEPINK Press Release

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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

9 Comments

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing this, Susan!

  1. Samuel Guevara

    Drones make enemies and drone strikes are terrorism. It’s impossible to deny it’s terrorism, unless one decides to judge facts according to who commit them: if our enemy does something, it’s terrorism, if we do the same thing, it’s fair. That is the policy of US around the world.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      You speak truth to power.

  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    “Activists have created 100 tombstones with the names and ages of children murdered by US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.”

    Yes these Drones are guided and supposed to know their targets.. I do not know how USA can hold its head up and even speak the word Terrorists.. For are they themselves not terrorising in such instances?

    And sorry I mean not to offend any citizen of the USA.. The UK are far from clean in the blood of war..

    Love and Hugs JoAnne… Have a great weekend.. Sue

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for your honest comment, Sue. Thanks for your clear-sighted concern.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        No worries, I often think how both our countries are hypocrites as we condemn with one set of hands and condone with the other through the back door with weaponry and foreign aid which never gets to the people who need it but goes to line more pockets of those in power to create more control through war..
        I get more than annoyed as we awaken to the Truth of War.. and see all are hand in glove.

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