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On Feb 24 and 25 protests are planned around the world to demand a halt to the Vandenberg ICBM test launch. In Santa Barbara, Daniel Ellsberg and David Krieger will hold a press conference and rally on Feb 24 at 11 am to demand a halt. At midnight (11:55 pm Feb 24) at front gate protest will be held at Vandenberg Space Command six miles north of Lompoc on the central California coast.    In the Los Angeles area, please join the Los Angeles Women’s Intenational League for Peace and Freedom for a 12 NOON protest at the Space and Missile tracking center, 262 N. Douglas, El Segundo, which is key to the launch.  E-mail for details about the Vandenberg and El Segundo events or call 831-206-5043 Also, see MacGregor’s BLOG for last minute updates on both vigils and bus schedule.

Thanks to a grant from WILPF, we have support for the Green Tortoise charter bus from the Bay area to Vandenberg.   Catholic Workers are FREE and subsidies are available for anyone who cannot afford the full fare of $40 (round trip). The Green Tortoise leaves West Oakland BART at 5 pm, leaves San Jose Diridon/ Amtrak/ Caltrain station at 6:30 pm, leaves Salinas Amtrak Station at 7:30- 8 pm, depending on traffic (safe overnight parking available).  The bus return trip will leave Lompoc/ Vandenberg at 1:15 to 1:30 am February 25 (that is two hours not two days)  It will arrive in Salinas about 5 am, San Jose 6:30 am, and West Oakland BART at 7:30 am.  If you want to go but cannot cannot, consider sponsoring someone who cannot afford a ticket.   Send $40 to the Monterey County Branch WILPF c/o MacGregor Eddy, P.O. Box 5789, Salinas CA 93915-5789.  Contact MacGregor for further details and reservations. (see above)


Comment from MacGregor Eddy
Time: January 10, 2012, 1:06 am

The Green Tortoise bus will leave on Feb 24 from the West Oakland BART station, 5 pm it will stop at San Jose (Diridon Station) at 7 pm then Santa Cruz (location to be announced) by 8 pm
and Salinas/Monterey (at the Cal State University Monterey Bay parking lot the former Fort Ord, lots of safe parking) about 8 :30 or 9 pm. protest midnight to 1 am or 1:30 am, return route in the early hours of the morning with an estimated arrival at the west Oakland Bart about 7 am.possibly earlier. for details and to reserve a seat call 831 206 5043 or email
We have funds to help those who cannot afford it but we ask a $40 donation toward the costs of the bus.

Comment from MacGregor Eddy
Time: February 6, 2012, 10:20 pm

Green Tortoise update There will be no Santa Cruz stop.
for latest details of the protests in El Segundo at noon on Feb 24 or the 11:55 pm (midnight) at the front gate of Vandenberg. Parking is allowed at Vandenberg Middle School parking lot, mapquest directions to Vandenberg Middle School Lompoc, the base is 168,000 acres and the school is easier to find. This is a legal planned demonstration and the base is expecting us.

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