SHUT DOWN DRONE WARFARE, Spring Action 2023
The spring week of resistance will include:
- Daily themed M -F vigils, (6:30-8:30 am & 3:30-5:30 pm) during commute hrs. at Holloman AFB, to educate, foster GI resistance and “connect the dots” from militarism to climate destruction, environmental degradation, nuclear threat of annihilation and more. RESIST! A CALL TO CONSCIENCE. Hundreds of cars commute to the base daily: Help us break the silence!
- Emma's Revolution, nationally known women's singing duo, is joining us!
- Monday, April 17: Two drone documentary film screenings, New Mexico State University. New film, Battles Beyond the Horizon (2023) & National Bird (2016) Note: Only a partial film screening of National Bird. Details Here. Be there to connect with the local Alamogordo community and share discussion and Q & A.
- April 17&18: Nonviolence and Peacekeepers Workshops led by Elliot Adams, VFP
- April 19: Powerful Nonviolent Day of Resistance. BE THERE! ("Risk-arrest" action is optional and support roles are equally important)
- April 20, Thursday Evening Panel
with music & singing by Emma's Revolution! Our
arranged panelists have been going though some major transformations in
the last month, but we now have an excellent line-up: Uranium, A-Bombs & Holloman's Drones: New Mexico's Legacy of Militarization & Exploitation. Details Here.
- MORE ENTERTAINMENT: Bring your drums and other instruments, invite your favorite musicians!
- Optional nature walks and excursions:
Explore/hike the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico and
nearby Dog Canyon & Creek trails. Visit White Sands National Park,
Mescalero Apache Cultural Center, New Mexico Museum of Space History in
Alamogordo, and more. Many of these will happen early in the week!
- April 21: We are exploring the feasibility of a Peace Walk
from Alamogordo to Holloman AFB. This is a 11-12 mile walk over level
terrain. Or, the possibility of a peacewalk in Alamogordo on Friday or Saturday. TBD
- Breaking News: On April 22, Saturday, ANSWER Coalition & Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) are
leading our closing Earth Day Action, mid-day in Alamogordo, where we
will connect the dots between militarism and the desecration of our
living planet. To include a rally & march. Details still in
Join us for a week of beautiful and joyous angelic trouble-making.
We are called to action!
Activists from CODEPINK and Veterans For Peace have been working hard behind the scenes. The greatest news is that we have a very strong and committed organizing team, and our vision is soon to come to fruition!
The Shut Down Drone Warfare Organizing Team
Virginia, Ken, Denise, Charles, Toby, Greg and Edwina