Five arrested at Beale AFB during Campaign for Nonviolence protest
On Tuesday, protesters at Beale Air Force Base opposed Beale’s spy apparatus to coordinate drop bombs from drone robotics. The protest was part of the Campaign for Nonviolence in over 750 public actions for peace on Tuesday. Hundreds across the U.S. were arrested in non-violent protest. The Campaign for Nonviolence opposes warfare to settle conflicts and the horrendous destruction and costs in lives and diverted billions of tax dollars.
The nation-wide protest was also part of the Afghan Peace Volunteers #ENOUGH movement for justice in opposition to US bombings of innocent civilians. At Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, five elder women in the protest were arrested Tuesday morning when they crossed onto base property holding their hands up with “Enough” written on their palms.
Before they were arrested, each explained what they had enough of, including drone warfare, the deaths of innocent people, including children, drone pilots suffering from PTSD, and the U.S. Air Force “Vision for 2020” with its plans for “full spectrum dominance” of the world.
Those arrested in conscientious objection to warfare and its spiraling violence were Sharon Delgado, Shirley Osgood of Grass Valley, Toby Blome of El Cerrito, Cathy Webster of Chico, and Chris Nelson of Chico.
The tone of the demonstrations was somber, with honor for all the dead killed by militarism, including U2 pilot Lt. Col. Ira Stephen Eadie from Beale on a training mission last week, and the civilians of Yemen, Libya, Syria, and Pakistan.
For more information, contact Osgood at 941-320-0291 or see the website: http://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions.
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