May 21-Protest at Vandenberg AFB

[Note: This event has already taken place, please see: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/05/22/vandenberg-demonstration-photos/]

Kathy Kelly

Join the Los Angeles Catholic Worker, and guest speaker Kathy Kelly to protest the Star Wars (missile defense system) at the main gate of Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1pm. Vandenberg is a test site for the National Missile Defense program and launch site for missile guidance and surveillance systems.

 

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, Kathy Kelly will be the special guest speaker. She has made many trips taking humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq and was in Baghdad during the "shock and awe" bombardment of that city by the U.S. Air Force.

Together with Fort Greely, Alaska, Vandenberg is the site for the deployment of missile defense (Star Wars) interceptors. Vandenberg is also the location for the launch and coordination of polar satellites used for directing the bombing of Afghanistan and Iraq.

This event is sponsored by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom . It is endorsed by California Peace Action and the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. For more information please call 831 682 7901 or visit:
http://www.vpeaceldf.org/

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2005/04/30/may-21-protest-at-vandenberg-afb

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  1. The contact number for the Vandenberg Space Command protest with Kathy Kelly has been changed to 831 682 7901. This is the Vandenberg Peace cell phone in the hands of Dennis Apel of the Guadaloupe Catholic Worker. Dennis has taken over the coorginating duties for May 21 in the place of MacGregor Eddy (me) who has some tempory health problems.
    go to the website to get the NEW flier in pdf format http://www.vpeaceldf.org
    help us spread the word but use the NEW information. For thoses who wish to spend the night Bub Boothes farm is Los Olivos will be a peace camp, just let us know so we can plan logistics such a port-a-potties and other luxuries,
    Dennis is also coordinating the Sunday morning visit with Kathy Kelly to Arlington West by the Santa Barbara Wharf.
    Bill Sulzman of Citizens for Peace in Space will be coordinating the May 22
    organizing meeting in Santa Barbara from 10 am to 3, this meeting will plan the October Keep Space for Peace week activities that will strech from Fort Greely Alaska to Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands if you come and help make it happen
    you do need to register for the May 22 meeting with Bill at Bill J Sulzman small donation requested for meeting… yours in peace MacGregor Eddy

  1. Vandenberg Demonstration Photos…

    For all of those who missed the protest at Vandenberg Air Force Base I posted a few of the photos I took at the demonstration, they can be found at: http://lacatholicworker.org/g/vandenberg
    The event was well attended by many including a bus ful…

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