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Nevada County peace activists arrested at Beale

Eight Nevada County peace advocates opposed to U.S. drone killing were arrested Monday at Beal Air Force Base. The activists walked on the base with a letter calling for an end to drone warfare, and denouncing the military's role in climate change. Seven more were arrested Tuesday morning. Above, protestors hold a 36 foot “red line” in sympathy with climate change activists around the world participating in “red line actions.”
Submitted by Sharon Delgado |

Eight peace advocates opposed to U.S. drone killing were arrested at Beale Air Force Base Monday, including several Nevada County residents. Seven more were arrested on Tuesday morning.

The activists walked onto Beale Air Force Base to deliver a letter calling for an end to drone warfare, and taking exception to the military’s contributions to climate change. According to the letter, the “U.S. military is the single largest user of petroleum in the world, emitting a massive amount of greenhouse gases, and is the main enforcer of the global oil economy. Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements.”

Those arrested included people from Grass Valley, Nevada City and Camptonville, including Pamela Osgood, Shirley Osgood, Sharon Delgado, Susan Pelican and Jane Kesselman.



The full letter is available at https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBealeAirForceBase.


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