Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ground the Drones!

This is amazing Toby of Bay Area Code Pink and her "nickleharpa" (if I have that right.) Organizer, activist, creator of banners and Musician for Peace. It's Thanks to Toby we Chico Peace and Justice Folks are finally organizing around the drone program at Beale Air Force Base and other places.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that at least 2,292 civilians have been killed and at least 1,100 wounded in drone attacks since 2004 in the name of the war on terror. However, nothing can be more terrifying than to live your life in fear of this kind of sudden death.
And you may not know that Italy, Hezbollah, Israel, China, Britain, India, South Korea, Iran and Turkey all have drone technology? It is past time that the citizenry of the world stop seeing this as a convenient way for us to wage war and keep our soldiers safe. We are breaking the international laws of war and bankrolling a continuously escalating beast that is robbing our civilian sector blind. The U.S. government funded $335 billion in military contracts in 2010...We have to reverse this because the government won't.
It was so wonderful to be together with all these activists from the Bay Area, Alpine, Solano, Nevada Counties... Plus, we got a gorgeous rainbow and sunset, owls all night, a beautiful sunrise and morning meadow larks... there's a lot to be said for overnight camping at the Beale West Gate.
Hope you'll check out or "friend" me on Facebook if you can get involved. We need your help, each and every one of you.


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