Program

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NOTE:  Preparations for nonviolent direct action will take place on Mon. & Tues, to prepare for large nonviolent drone resistance action planned on Wednesday, April 26.  Arriving by Mon. morning highly encouraged so that those risking arrest, AND all support people can be well prepared.

 -Mon. & Tues, April 24-25, Las Vegas Trials for "Citizen's Arrest of Creech Commander" action
   Las Vegas Regional Justice Ctr., 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas;  8:15 am Pre-trial Rally;  9:00 am Trials

(Free street parking on S. 3rd St., a few blocks south of courthouse, away from downtown)   

3 Anti-drone activists on trial for Nov. 2016 action:  Attempted "Citizen's Arrest" of Creech Commander for Crimes Against Humanity.   Read story & watch video HERE. (Joseba Zulaika and Toby Blomé on trial Mon. and Christian Stalberg on trial Tues.)                                                                                                                                                                


 -Monday, April 24 & Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-9:00pm, (choose one)
Special Event:  National Bird, film screenings in Las Vegas, w/ Surprise Guests.
National Bird is a powerful new drone documentary featuring 3 drone whistleblowers. 
Presentation & Discussion, with 2 Drone Whistleblowers, formerly in the U.S. Drone Program
Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway (& St. Louis Ave), Las Vegas  (Free)

-Tuesday, April 25, Concert, Featuring Mike Rufo & Guests, Camp Justice
Mike Rufo brought his rocking music & lyrics to Shut Down Creech last year and was quite a hit. Watch this cool music video from Creech featuring Mike Rufo on guitar by Nico Colombant.
                       
-Wednesday, April 26, Day of mass nonviolent direct action
To be formalized at Camp Justice on Tuesday, following nonviolence training and planning. Pre-camp planning by "affinity groups" encouraged in weeks ahead.  Please arrive by noon on Mon., if able, to better enable a successful resistance.

-Thursday, April 27, Human Wall Against War, Racism & Hate:  Trump Hotel, (11-1:00pm)

NO DRONES, NO BAN, NO WALLS......Protect the planet from Trump's Hate and Oppressive policies.
Large drone model to attend!  Bring justice, reason, and tolerance to the decadence of Trump's gold plated "social wasteland" on the Las Vegas strip.  We will be collaborating with local groups.  Flashmob Dance in Las Vegas afterwards.

-Thursday Night, April 27, The WILD CREECHERS Talent Show - Music, Poetry, Dance, Comedy, etc......A chance to share talents, build community spirit. All wild and tame creechers welcome!
         
-Friday, April 28, "Creating A PEACE Community"
Day of formal and informal activities to help re-juvenate, re-energize to build a growing anti-drone, anti-militarism global effort. To include: debriefing, connecting, brainstorming and strategizing activities, as well as specific activities to nurture ourselves and each other. Friday night will culminate in a "Celebratory Feast."

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Please note: Program planning for 2017 is still in the works; below is a very tentative schedule.
Changes are to be expected. Please check our website periodically for developments.
Please be aware that we are making significant changes compared to last year, which are partially highlighted above. Nonviolence Training and Peace Keepers Training will all occur on Tuesday to prepare for a large nonviolent direct action on Wednesday. On Monday afternoon "affinity groups" will begin to form and plan for the peaceful resistance planned on Wednesday.
                              

Tentative Daily Program for Shut Down Creech! 2017  


CAMP JUSTICE:  Sunday, April 23, 4:00pm - Sat. April 29, Noon
(Campers can arrive earlier in the day, if they choose, and begin to set up their camp sites; The land is BLM land and no permit is required for up to 2 weeks)
24 hour Peace Camp

Including nightly fire circles, drumming and community building activities

(See Camp Justice page on website for details)



Daily Peace Vigils, Monday - Friday, during commute hours at the southeastern gate, across from Camp Justice:  6-8 am and 3-5 pm, starting Monday, April 24



Note: BIG CHANGES from last year: Monday and Tuesday will be preparation for Wednesday's peaceful resistance. Wed. afternoon thru Friday will include formal and informal activities, including excursions to hot springs and wild horses, desert walkabouts, yoga, tai chi, singing,  and opportunities for building and nurturing our peace community.  Meals will be offered for much of the week. Details HERE. However, there are very limited options in Indian Springs for nourishment, including the Oasis Bar and Restaurant and a very tiny mini-market, so come well prepared for times when we aren't able to provide meals. Thank you.



Sunday, April 23 - PEACE CONVERGENCE BEGINS
4 p.m. Set-Up CAMP JUSTICE. Creechers may arrive at noon or later to stake out camp sites.
 

Monday, April 24 
Sunrise Ceremony: centering, healing, connecting

6 - 8 a.m.     Peace Vigil at Creech, with Closing Circle, across from CAMP JUSTICE
7 a.m. Court Support to L.V. for pre-Trial rally: L.V. Regional Justice Ctr., 200 Lewis Ave., L.V
Free street parking:  S. 3rd St.,  a few blocks south of courthouse, away from downtown

8 - 9 a.m.     Breakfast @ Camp Justice vs. 8:15 a.m. Pre-Trial rally at courthouse.

9 - 11 a.m.   Other activities vs. Trial support in Las Vegas, 9:00 am Trials, 200 Lewis Ave., L.V.

11 - 1 p.m.   SDC Overview & Formation of "Affinity Groups" (Trial support may stay in LV for film)

1 p.m.     Lunch break

2 p.m.     Affinity Groups report back on tentative plans.

3 - 4/5 pm Peace Vigil at Creech, southeast entrance, across from CAMP JUSTICE
4 - 6 p.m. Carpool to L.V. for dinner (on your own) and Film/Presentation
6:30-9:30 National Bird, film & Whistleblowers; Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 Maryland Parkway

9:30-10pm   Carpool to Camp Justice; Activities TBA, incl. Drumming Circle @ CAMP JUSTICE



Tuesday, April 25
Sunrise Ceremony: centering, healing, connecting

6 - 8 a.m.        Peace Vigil at Creech, with Closing Circle, across from CAMP JUSTICE

8 - 9 a.m.        Breakfast @ CAMP JUSTICE; Trial support heads to Las Vegas, 9am Trial, 200 Lewis Ave.

9 - 11:30         Nonviolence Training

11:30 p.m.      Lunch @ Camp Justice

12:30-1 p.m.  Legal Consequences Discussion and Q & A

1 - 2 p.m.        A:  Legal Observers Training / PeaceKeepers Training OR:

                         B:  Continuation of Affinity Group strategizing/planning

2 p.m.              Final Affinity Group report backs

3 - 5 p.m.        Peace Vigil at Creech, southeast entrance, across from CAMP JUSTICE  

5 - 6 p.m.   Dinner @ Camp Justice

7 - 10 p.m.      Evening Program at CAMP JUSTICE:

             Brief Introduction of Organizing Groups & Campaigns

                 Mike Rufo & Friends Concert

10 p.m.           Drumming Circle at CAMP JUSTICE



Wednesday,  April 26
  Sunrise Ceremony: centering, healing, connecting

6 - 10 a.m.     Shut Down Creech!  (Mass Direct Action to End Drone Warfare)

                     Light breakfast/Snacks available before and after action.

10 - 12 a.m.  Recovery/Debriefing.  (Jail Support as needed, throughout the day)

12 pm      Lunch @ CAMP JUSTICE

1- 3 pm         Variable activities TBA, incl. Local Excursions & Other Activities

3 - 5 p.m.       Peace Vigil at Creech, southeast entrance, across from CAMP JUSTICE

5 - 6 p.m.   Dinner @ CAMP JUSTICE (or Optional: L.V. for dinner & National Bird, film event)
6:30-9:30 National Bird, film & Whistleblowers; Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 Maryland Parkway
7 -10 p.m.      Camp Justice. Evening Activities TBA (Fire Circle, Drumming, etc.)

Thursday,  April 27 
Sunrise Ceremony: centering, healing, connecting
6 - 8 a.m.        Peace Vigil at Creech, with Closing Circle, across from CAMP JUSTICE
8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast @ CAMP JUSTICE
10 am Carpool to Trump Hotel/Casino, L.V.
11-1:00 pm   Human Wall Action around Trump Hotel. (Lunch in L.V.)
1:30-2:30 Carpool back to Camp Justice; Optional Flashmob Dance/Action, L.V.
3 - 5 p.m.       Peace Vigil at Creech, southeast entrance, across from CAMP JUSTICE
5 - 6 p.m.   Dinner @ CAMP JUSTICE
7 - 9pm The Wild Creechers Talent Show

Friday,  April 28 - A Day of Debriefing, Rejuvenating, Connecting and 
Brainstorming for a Peaceful World (Details TBA)
Sunrise Ceremony: centering, healing, connecting
6 - 8 a.m.        Peace Vigil at Creech, with Closing Circle, across from CAMP JUSTICE
8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast @ CAMP JUSTICE
9 - 10 a.m. Activities in development.
12 pm      Lunch @ CAMP JUSTICE
1 - 3 p.m. Activities in development.
3 - 5 p.m.       Peace Vigil at Creech, southeast entrance, across from CAMP JUSTICE
5 - 6 p.m.   "Celebratory Feast" @ Goddess Temple.....WE DID IT!
7 -10 p.m.     Closing Ceremony & Celebration of our peace-making success!  

Saturday, April 29
BREAK DOWN CAMP by noon - leave no trace of our having been there