Vigil Against the Drones - Volk Field

Event Dates: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Tuesday until Mon Dec 31 2018 .
02/27/18
03/27/18
04/24/18
05/22/18
06/26/18
07/24/18
08/28/18
09/25/18
10/23/18
11/27/18
12/25/18

DRONES KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE

 

VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES

OUTSIDE THE GATES OF VOLK FIELD

4th Tuesday of the Month     3:30-4:30 pm

We need YOU there

 

Dear Friends,

In September 2017, Common Dreams reported that, “President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas.”  This includes two rules that will be cut:

  • "First, the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA, now generally limited to high-level militants deemed to pose a 'continuing and imminent threat' to Americans, would be expanded to include foot-soldier jihadists with no special skills or leadership roles."
  • "And second, proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting."

As a result more innocent people are dying, and the U.S. military footprint of drone warfare is being expanded into Somalia, Nigeria, and many other places.

We must keep vigilant and continue to speak out against killer drones.  Our first vigil against drone warfare was at Volk Field on December 1, 2011.  We join others at military bases across the country who are doing similar work.  As Trump escalates the killing we must not give up.

WE MUST BRING THIS TERROR THAT THE US GOVERNMENT REIGNS DOWN ON OTHERS TO AN END!

The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property.  As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks.

DIRECTIONS - 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 where you can park.  The wayside is now closed for the winter, but you can legally park on the side of the road.  There are no bathrooms available during the winter months

THE VIGIL - 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. 

A WORD ABOUT THE WEATHER – If you have questions about the vigil because of the weather, please make sure to call Joy at 608 239-4327 or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 for an update.

CARPOOLING -  If you are interested in carpooling to Volk Field from Madison, please contact Bonnie at 608-256-5088.

We hope to see you at the vigil.  If you can’t come this time, mark your calendar.  We usually vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month.  If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or joyfirst5@gmail.com or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or blbb24@att.net .

Peace,
Joy and Bonnie
Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars