Dear Friends and Allies,
I am writing to ask you to join in a Fast
against the U.S. Predator drone strikes on
Afghanistan and Pakistan over the Thanksgiving
Holiday, November 26th through November 29th.
After watching and reading about the brutal
assaults on innocent bystanders, some members
of CODEPINK Women for Peace decided that we
needed to find a way to show the global community
and the U.S. government that we do not support
the Predator drone strikes.
According to an October 2009 New Yorker article
"The Predator War" written by Jane Mayer,
the Predator drones strikes continue at a
fast pace -- "a rate of approximately one
bombing a week." The drone pilot program is
housed at various military installations in
the United States with Creech Air Force Base
being one of these locations just north of
Las Vegas City, Nevada. Young Air Force pilots
commute into the base everyday to fly Predator
drones to aerially scout over Pakistan and
Afghanistan and launch Hellfire missiles onto
the region as part of a controversial C.I.A.
targeted international killing program; At
times missing their intended targets, resulting
in the deaths of many innocent people including
Join in! Fast with us over the Thanksgiving
Holiday as we call for a stop to the U.S.
drone strikes and call on our government to
stop spending American tax dollars on C.I.A.
classified covert drone programs.
Here's how you can get involved:
* Stand with us outside Creech Air Force
Base for a peace vigil November 26th through
* Hold a solidarity Fast in your home or community
for one to four days
* Endorse the "Stop the Drones Fast" and forward
to your membership
Also, Creech Air Force Base is illegally
occupying Shoshone and other indigenous tribes
land. We will honor their spirit, history
and presence while on the Fast.
For further information or questions about
the Fast please email email@example.com
Accommodations near the Air
Force Base can be located at the Goddess Temple
or Indian Springs Motel
Camping: There is ample camping space near
the Temple and the Guest House for women and
men. Campers have access to the kitchen and
bath facilities in the Guest House during
the day. There is also a gas grill available
RV: There is space available to park small
and large RV's. There are no formal hook-ups.
Water and electricity are available; please
bring a 100' hose for water and a 100' extension
cord for electricity.
Guest House: The Guest House is our exclusive
accomodation for women on the Temple grounds
and sleeps 10+. Linens and towels are available.
The Guest House has a fully equipped kitchen,
including a refrigerator.
For information about guaranteeing a bed
at the Temple please contact Candace 702.569.0630
Motel: Motel accomodations nearest the Temple
are in Indian Springs (3 miles west): http://www.indianspringscasino.com/
Nancy L. Mancias
CODEPINK Women for Peace
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