Sunday, October 20, 2013

No Drones Wisconsin needs your help

No Drones Wisconsin:  A WNPJ member organization,  needs your help.


We have made great strides this past year in our educational outreach in the Madison area and around the state, in our quest to stop the use of killer drones.

  Our work nearly every Saturday at the Madison Farmers Market has been tremendous, where we have spoken to thousands about the use of UAVs/drones by the CIA and military, and ramped up our message on the use of surveillance drones by DHS, FBI, and local police departments.

One of the highlights was our invitation to speak at Edgewood High School in September to a group of 150 junior and senior high school students. That was a very good event and our message was well received by the students. In addition, we have shared our message at Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River, and Fellowship of Reconciliation in Janesville, plus a number of other speaking engagements, and appearances.

In order to continue our work, to keep up with developments, and help create a strong resistance to the use of drones and robotic weapons, in our quest to abolish war and  seek peace,  we would like to attend the next drone summit in Washington DC on November 16, 17. In order to get there and attend, we need funding for transportation, lodging, and meals.  If any donations exist after the trip, they will be used for literature and other expenses
You can donate using the link below. All funds are handled by the PC Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin, based 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization addressing social justice needs of individuals, families and communities through the following:
  • Provide fiscal sponsorship and other types of organizational support to individuals and groups.
  • Provide financial support (grants) to individuals and groups.

    A portion of your donation will be used by the PC Foundation in assisting other groups in the area, in addition to helping No Drones Wisconsin.
Thank you very much. NO DRONES. PEACE

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oct 22: Vigil Against Drones - Camp Williams/Volk Field


TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2013 3:30-4:30 pm

Dear Friends,

Wisconsin has been a leader in the growing national resistance to drone warfare. Please be a part of this growing movement and join us for our monthly vigil against killer drones at Volk Field. They are training pilots to fly the Shadow drones at Volk Field. These smaller drones are used for surveillance to target people for the killer drones that follow.

This is 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. As we stand outside the gates of the base about 100 cars drive by, exiting the base, and see us standing there with our signs.

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.

We hope to see you at the vigil on Tuesday October 22. If you can’t come this time, mark your calendar for the 4th Tuesday of every month and join us when you can. If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or .


Joy and Bonnie