Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Shut Down Drone Warfare, Spring Action, 2023

             Please bear with us:  Our website will be fully updated by Feb. 1 for our upcoming SPRING ACTION!

      Nonviolent Resistance, Shut Down Creech Fall Action, 2022...Remembering the Ahmadi Family



We're expanding our Drone Resistance Campaign to Holloman Drone Base, New Mexico!  Our new name:  Shut Down Drone Warfare!  (We'll return to Creech AFB in the fall.)

Spring Action Week:  April 15 - 22, 2023
Holloman Drone Base, Southern New Mexico

Co-sponsored by CODEPINK, Ban Killer Drones & Veterans for Peace

Mark your calendars & Join Us! 
Come for all or part of the week!

Breaking News:  

The campaign to nonviolently stop the US killer drone program orchestrated out of Creech AFB, Nevada is EXPANDING!  Our Spring Action is moving to the southern New Mexico desert, at Holloman Killer Drone Base, April 15 - 22!  This is a national mobilization:  Please join us & bring friends.  We want to make this a HUGE splash for peace & justice!  If you can help, please contact us! 

Creech AFB in Nevada, is now recognized as the “grandfather” of all U.S. Bases:   The covert U.S. Drone Assassination Program started there, and it remains the central control center in a complex assassin drones network.  Shut Down Creech, our 14 year campaign to resist with bi-annual weeklong peaceful protest has been successful:  We trust that our persistence has contributed greatly to the rapid turnover of drone pilots and operators in the program.  We will return to Creech for our fall action week, 2023!

Why Holloman? The drone pilot/operator training program was moved from Creech to Holloman Air Force Base a few years ago. This explains the noticeably decreased commute traffic and  decreased number of Reaper Drones flying over the Nevada desert.  Newer recruits are more likely to be impacted and called to their conscience. The secrecy of the drone program keeps it from the public eye. "Drone strikes" are rarely mentioned in the media or by the military, and the term "Air Strikes” provides convenient “shelter" from public scrutiny.  Our presence will uncover the secrecy!

What we do know:  
-Holloman AFB is the #1 producer of drone pilots and operators in the U.S.!  It "graduates more than 600 students annually.” (per Holloman’s website)
-Modern warfare has become a technical warfare using remotely controlled killing machines and autonomous weaponry.  Countries are racing to obtain the most advanced drones and robotic weapons to compete with a very frightening global reality.  (Read attached articles about the role of drones in the Ukraine war.) 

The Shut Down Creech Team are collaborating with New Mexico peace activists to nonviolently resist drone warfare at Holloman. We are calling our campaign:  SHUT DOWN DRONE WARFARE!  

Diplomacy not War…Stop Militarism for the Planet!

-Come for all or part of the week.  (Combine it with exploring the beautiful southwest)
-We need help!  Please contact us and join a “working group.”  (Areas of need:  logistics/meal-planning, artistry/banner-making/vigil ideas, nonviolence and peace-keeper training, legal observers training, promotional/outreach/social media, entertainment, and much more).
-A group campground site is reserved nearby.  Most activities will take place at Holloman and the campground. Group hotel rates will be available for those who cannot camp. (Hotels close to most activities)
-Will you ask your organization to sponsor or endorse?  Please contact us!
-We will pledge to nonviolent action and do daily am and pm vigiling during commute hours. And we will create lots of time in-between for nature, team-building, and just plain old peacemaking fun!

Please let us know if you are planning to come!

Hope to see you there!

Virginia, Charles, Denise, Ravi and Toby


About Holloman: 

Drones in the Ukraine War:

Drones Program