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Archive for August, 2008

KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK

October 4-12 is Keep Space For Peace WeekInternational Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space:

No Weapons in Space! Stop U.S. First-Strike Deployments in Poland and Czech Republic! Convert the Military Industrial Complex! Fund Human Needs.

Join us for a vigil and protest on Saturday, October 11 from 1 – 3pm at Vandenberg main gate – Intersection of Hwy 1 and Casamila-Lompoc Road. (Six miles north of Lompoc on Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County, CA.)

Speakers include: Sanderson Beck, PhD – Author and peace activist Sanderson Beck
Steve Stormoen – Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

For more details e-mail macgregoreddy@gmail.com or call 831-206-5043

Sponsored by Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Nevada Desert Experience

and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom DISAR

ONE ARREST AT MISSILE LAUNCH PROTEST

MacGregor Eddy was arrested at 5am, August 13, at the front gate of Vandenberg Space Command. She was a participant in a protest against the Minuteman III ICBM test launch that took place earlier that morning. The planned peaceful protest was part of the Nuclear Free Future Month of the United for Peace and Justice DISARM task force and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom DISARM committee.

MacGregor did not “cross the line” or do anything to provoke arrest, which has drawn the interest of the ACLU, as it believes the military is unlawfully attempting to exert authority over civilians and deny them their constitutional right of assembly and free speech.

MacGregor received two citations, one for trespassing and one for resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. The second citation because she declined to give her name or produce identification when confronted as the presumed and alleged spokesperson of the protest.

MacGregor can be contacted at 831-206-5043

2 ARRESTS ON NAGASAKI DAY

Dennis Apel and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J. were arrested outside the main gate on August 9, commemorating the 63 anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. At our annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki day commemoration vigil, Dennis and Fr. Steve were arrested for violation of their “Ban and Bar” letter that they received for the May 19, 2007 witness and arrest, which prohibits their presence on the base for life. Michael Wisniewski also was given a warning to leave or face arrest for violating his  “Ban and Bar”,  but he chose to leave the vigil area.

ICBM Launch scheduled for August 13

Weather permitting, there is a scheduled launch of a Minuteman III ICBM at Vandenberg AFB on Wednesday, August 13, early morning. Their will be a vigil outside the main gate from 5 – 7 am, with a press conference at 6 am. Please join us. For more info please call 831-206-5043. This vigil is part of the Nuclear Free Future Month of the United for Peace and Justice DISARM task force and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom DISARM committee.