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

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