March Cancelled - Vigil Against Drones at Volk Field

Event Dates: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Tuesday until Thu Dec 31 2020 .
01/28/20
02/25/20
03/24/20
04/28/20
05/26/20
06/23/20
07/28/20
08/25/20
09/22/20
10/27/20
11/24/20
12/22/20

 

DRONES KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE
VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES
OUTSIDE THE GATES OF VOLK FIELD

4th Tuesday of the Month at 3:30-4:30 pm
We need YOU there

We have continued our nonviolent resistance against drone warfare on a monthly basis for the past eight years. Our good friend, Ed Kinane, who has been regularly taking action against drone warfare at Hancock AFB in New York, sums up beautifully why people across the country continue to vigil and nonviolently resist drone warfare in California, Nevada, Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin. In "Why We Persist: Activists Have Protested US Drone Base for Over a Decade," he writes:

"We may never know if our efforts somehow slow the pace. But we do know that here in our backyard, if we don't stand up and speak against war crimes, its unlikely anyone else will. And we know that if no one speaks out, the Pentagon will keep operating as if it has a popular mandate to keep up the killing. So we persist."

And so we continue to persist in Wisconsin.

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 on Tuesday January 28.  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