Wisconsin citizens continue to demand an end to drone warfare, and stop the suffering of innocent children, women, and men who are being murdered by our government. We are part of a national movement against drones that continues to get stronger, with actions taking place around the country this month. Wisconsin had seven events planned as part of the nationwide April Days of Action Against Drones. I want to call your attention to two that are coming up soon, and invite you to participate.
1)April 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, in Madison. March from Library Mall to Capitol square with the opportunity to make a square for national quilt of drone victims. For more information contact David Soumis at firstname.lastname@example.org
2)April 23 we will hold our monthly vigil against killer drones at Volk Field from 3:30-4:30.
WE ARE ALSO PLANNING AN ACTION OF NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE AT VOLK FIELD SOON. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, CONTACT email@example.com or 608 239-4327 FOR MORE INFORMATION. IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET A FEEL FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE MIGHT BE WILLING TO RISK ARREST, SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
The vigil at Volk Field on April 23 will be a legal vigil where we will be standing on public property. As always, it will be solemn, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks
To get to the vigil, take the Camp Douglas exit off Interstate 90/94 between Mauston and Tomah. When you exit take County Rd. C to the northeast. You will see the base straight ahead, but follow County Rd. C to the right and within a few blocks is a picnic wayside. Since the wayside is closed for the winter, we will park on the side of the road.
We will gather at the wayside between 3:00-3:15 for introductions and to review the plan for the vigil, and then process together to the gates of the base where we will hold a solemn vigil for one hour to remember those killed by drones. Participants can stand in silence or read poems and stories about the effects of drone warfare. It is important that the voices of the victims be brought to the gates of Volk Field.
Bring posters if you can.
Please try to carpool. If you’re in the Madison area, we will meet in the parking lot of East Towne Mall between JC Penney and the Firestone Auto Care Store. Be there around 1:20 so we can take as few cars as possible and be on the road by 1:30.