Voices for Creative Nonviolence is making preparations to set off on a 160-mile protest walk from Chicago to Michigan Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek between June 3 and 14, 2014. Read the full description here, and contact VCNV to get involved:
If you're willing and able to walk . . . email firstname.lastname@example.org - with the word "walker"
To be an overnight host . . . email email@example.com - with the word "host"
To help organize events . . . email firstname.lastname@example.org - with the word "events"
To provide food . . . email email@example.com - with the word "food"
To design and make signs . . . email firstname.lastname@example.org - with the word "signs"
To help with outreach . . . email email@example.com - with the word "outreach"
More updates to follow!
Report Back from "On the Road to Ground the Drones" Walk by Bob Palmer)
"Over the last 8 days, I have walked 121 miles with a group of peace activists from around the country. On Saturday, we are closing in on the Battle Creek Air National Guard base where the operation of drones is imminent. Please join me and other peace advocates . . . . " (See On the Road to Ground the Drones: Peace Walkers Reach Battle Creek Air National Guard Base this Sunday, 6/15 by Jessica )
Other related posts
Protestors came out in force from Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and neighboring states to protest the newly approved mission of Battle Creek Air Force Base: directing targeted killings using MQ-9 Reaper drones. As reported on WWMT local news, "The Battle Creek Air National Guard Base hasn't even started its new mission and already protestors are lining up to oppose it."
(See April Days of Action Against Drones in BATTLE CREEK)
Voices for Creative Nonviolence organized a walk of about 190 miles from the Rock Island Arsenal (where drone and bomb parts are made and stored) to the Iowa Air National Guard Facility at Des Moines Airport, planned site of a new drone command center, between June 8 and June 24, 2013.
(See Summer Days: Covering Ground to Ground the Drones in Iowa with VCNV )
(See Stop the Drone War Command Center at Horsham Air Guard Station, in Horsham, Montgomery County, PA )