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Another planned Minuteman III ICBM launch is scheduled for August 23rd, along with two vigils on the day before the launch in protest against the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The demonstration at Vandenberg will begin 11:45 pm, Saturday, August 22. The protest will be held at the front gate of Vandenberg Space Command – at the intersection of Highway One and California Blvd (Six miles north of Lompoc on Highway 1 in Santa Barbara County, CA., 93437) The parking lot at Vandenberg Middle School will be unlocked for our use and porta potties will be available. Please note that parking by the trees along Highway One is not allowed.

The Green Tortoise bus will again be coming from Northern California, call
Macgregor Eddy to make reservations.  This was set up by a wonderful affinity group in Marin County. Also, for anyone interested, there is a Motel 6 in Lompoc, and some locals with home stay offers. Speaker: Ellen Thomas of PropOne for Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion.

For further info contact: or call 831-206-5043

There will also be a vigil In Southern California on Saturday, August 22, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Los Angeles Air Force Base, located at 262 Douglas Street, El Segundo, 90245. The Los Angeles Air Force Base aka Space and Missile Systems Station, is involved in tracking and fine tuning the ICBM launch. Speakers: Blase Bonpane of Office of the Americas; Mayra Gomez of World March for Peace.

For further info contact Eli Monroe at or call 323-969-9307

Sponsors: Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; and War Resisters League, among others.

If the launch is canceled protests are canceled. See launch details at Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule (and check that website for possible launch cancellation, or date change).




Comment from MacGregor Eddy
Time: July 27, 2009, 11:47 pm

People confuse dates when it is midnight. The August 23rd Minuteman III ICBM launch protest at the front gate of VAFB will start at 11:45 pm on Saturday August 22 and end two hours later, at 1:30 am August 23rd. IT IS NOT A TWO DAY PROTEST, the date changes at midnight. The front gate has no street address, so for Google Map or Mapquest directions, ask for directions to Vandenberg Middle School in Lompoc CA. The school is across Highway One from the front gate.

Call me for details about either the 1 pm protest at the L.A. Air Force Base in El Segundo (262 Douglas St.) or the one at 11:45 pm 08/22 at the front gate VAFB

The actual launch might be at midnight or at 3 am, they will not announce that until the last minute, so the protest will be at midnight regardless.

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