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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dawn to Dusk - arrested for walking the wrong way on the street????

First thing this morning, one of our crones Leeza attempted to take a photo of a banner at the action outside of Creech air force base. 30 activists descended upon this desolate row of low brown buildings behind barbed wire link fences in the middle of the amazing Mojave Desert.

5 police officers marched in formation across the road to surround and arrest this 72 year old woman as she bent over her camera examining the picture she just took.

Toby, who was standing next to Leeza, asked the police why were they grabbing Leeza. Another 5 officers swiftly proceeded to grab this other extremely threatening woman who dared to ask what they were doing to her friend and arrest Toby also.

Both women were taken to one of the paddy wagons ready to hold the non-violent peace makers.

After an hour of bannering, chanting, singing for the release of the detainees, Leeza was cited and released, leaving Toby in the wagon by herself.

Lisa courageously and in sister solidarity, walked across the road and was immediately arrested as well.

Demonstrators continued the action, holding up a huge "DRONES: Making terrorists faster than we can kill them" banner, attempting to dialogue with the soldiers entering and leaving the base.

Edwina walked across the street to hand out flyers to soldiers on the other side of the road. When she returned across the street, 4 zombie police tumbled out of their police van, crossing the road behind her, gaining slowly on her to surround her and arrest her as well.

Apparently in Nevada it is illegal to walk on the highway unless you are facing the oncoming traffic. Little did Edwina - or any of us - know.

So four of us were arrested this morning - unplanned arrest.

We're heading to the 4:00 action and civil disobedience.

Women circled coffins of babies and wailed for the dead and wounded, especially the babies.


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