Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Join Trifecta Resista May 30-June 1

On tap: Kathy Kelly, Brian Terrell, Medea Benjamin, Col. Ann Wright

Carve out some springtime for taking a peace stand. PeaceWorks-KC is holding Trifecta Resista, a three-day gathering with action on three issues, at three places:
resistance to the imprisonment
 of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning
at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
resistance to nuclear weapons at
 Bannister Federal Complex in KC,
 where parts for nuclear weapons
 were made from 1949 to this year,
 and where contaminants linger.
This photo is from
 a past demonstration at Bannister

resistance to drone warfare at Whiteman
 Air Force Base, near Knob Noster, Mo., from
 which killer drones are piloted in places like
Pakistan and Yemen.

Past demonstrations at Whiteman have clearly
 been perceived by authorities as a threat.

We have promises from Kathy Kelly and Brian Terrell (of Voices for Creative Non-Violence) and Medea Benjamin and Alli McCracken (of Code Pink) that they will attend our triple-action weekend, and Col. Ann Wright hopes to join us as well. 

DeLaSalle Education Center, at 3737 Troost, KC, Mo., will be home base.
Our schedule:
         Fri., May 30, 4-9 pmkickoff of weekend at DeLaSalle, with nonviolence training, supper, input on Trifecta sites, and small-group sharing.
         Sat., May 31demonstrations at Fort Leavenworth (at 10 a.m.—Chelsea is now serving a 35-year sentence there) and Bannister Federal Complex (at 3 pm), and meals and gatherings at DeLaSalle. At 7 pm, we’ll have talks from leaders such as Kathy Kelly, Brian Terrell, Medea Benjamin, and Ann Wright.
         Sun., June 1early breakfast, then departure from DeLaSalle at about 11 a.m., a gathering at Knob Noster State Park at 1 pm, and demonstration at nearby Whiteman AFB at 2 pm.

PeaceWorks-KC sponsors the weekend. The growing list of cosponsors includes All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Social Responsibility Board, Disciples Peace Fellowship, KC-area Catholic Workers, Loretto Peace Committee, Peace Network of the Ozarks, and War Is a Crime (David Swanson).
Join us! It’s free; we welcome contributions and food; we have sleeping-bag space. For info, see the Facebook event page and PeaceWorksKC.
RSVP by phoning PeaceWorks-KC at 816-561-1181.

The Spring Days of Drone Action are in full swing. CLICK HERE  to learn more about demonstrations in your state!
Spring Days of Drone Action 2014

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