Please join us for all or part of the week.
We had a successful surprise blockade at the main commuter gate at Creech AFB, on our first morning of protest, April 5, during our spring action week, 2021. The second, more northerly gate, where traffic is diverted, during nonviolent, peaceful blockades, was also successfully blockaded that same morning, resulting in an effective disruption of traffic, and interruption of "business as usual" at "Creech Killer Drone Base." Throughout the week, we continued with 2x/day themed vigils against drones and U.S. global militarism, during commute hours in the early am and late pm. Though small in numbers (24 activists at most), we were able to express our strong opposition and resistance to the illegal and barbaric U.S. drone assassination program that results in remotely controlled targeted killing, where primarily untold numbers of civilians of color are maimed and killed overseas, from Creech.
Later in the week we successfully blocked morning commute traffic on 2 other mornings, when thousands of Americans enter the base from the Las Vegas area to assist and support the illegal activities taking place daily at Creech Air Force Base, north of Las Vegas. We stand strong together in solidarity with the global human village and against the terror that is being delivered on a daily basis to communities of our brothers and sisters in foreign lands. This is a world that should never have been created, and we will continue to resist this cruelty for as long as we possibly can, until it ceases. Please JOIN US!
WHY WE PROTEST AT CREECH:In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. 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. The more primitive Predators have been mostly phased out. Independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are unknown 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. In November 2015, four Air Force drone veterans (3 of whom were based at Creech) wrote to President Obama, “We came to the realization that the innocent civilians we were killing only fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS, while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool similar to Guantanamo Bay. This administration and its predecessors have built a drone program that is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.”
Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, while attempting to peacefully interrupt the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains a key drone base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started--it is where we shall end it.
- We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
- We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Syria and Yemen.
- We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money should be prioritized for human needs, not war profiteering.
- We must put an end to drone murder, drone surveillance and global militarization.