ACTION ALERT: Ground Killer Drones: Shut Down Creech Air Force Base

March 4th, 2015 - by admin

World Can’t Wait / San Francisco – 2015-03-04 01:40:41

Ground Killer Drones:
Shut Down Creech Air Force Base;
Stop US Funding for Israel’s War Machine

World Can’t Wait / San Francisco

March 4 — 6
Indian Springs, Nevada

Watch this powerful 1-hour film exposing the tragic truth about US Drones:

(March 3, 2015) – Join the national mobilization to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere. Sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience, Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, World Can’t Wait and others. If you can’t be there in person, sponsor a representative.

The world can’t wait for the US government to grow a conscience. It falls on us to build the community of resistance — an independent mass movement of people acting in the interests of humanity — to stop, and demand prosecution, of these crimes.

In 2005, Creech AFB secretly became the first US base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal.

Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of US drone strikes is known beforehand.

Though officials deny it, the majority of those killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.

Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, in attempts to stop the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones. At the trial of the “Creech 14,” the first Americans prosecuted for trespass at a drone base, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark testified that “to have a baby burn to death because of a ‘no trespass’ sign would be poor public policy, to put it mildly.”

In a time of burning children, the “no trespass” signs attached to the fences that protect the crimes perpetrated with drones are not legitimate, and they do not command our obedience. After all, it is the US military that is guilty of lethal trespassing.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the US and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in US state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started — it is where we shall end it.

NOTE: The weekly CodePink-sponsored PEACE vigil coordinates with Creech action. Wednesday March 4th, 5:30pm, northwest corner of Market and Montgomery, San Francisco

World Can’t Wait — National: 866.973.4463
SF Bay Area Chapter: 415.864.5153


This action is called by ANSWER Coalition, and World Can’t Wait urges all in our community to support and take part.

The Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014 killed more than 2000 Palestinians and displaced nearly 10% of the population. Those of us living in the United States — the country that enables Netanyahu’s war crimes with political, financial, military, and moral support — have a particular responsibility to resist and make clear these crimes are not being done in our name.

In addition to a ttacks from Israel’s Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets, Palestinians suffer death by drones. Surveillance has become a permanent fixture of Gazan life. The sense of exposure, coupled with the fear of being mistakenly targeted, has inflicted deep psychological scars on civilians, especially children.

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