A moving speech by Andy Lichterman of the Western States Legal Foundation, support the WSLF go to www.wslf.org
Andy received no speakers fee to come from the East Bay, so any support for WSLF is appreciated
Candles in the wind, peace flags blow, Steve Stormoen is in the center trying to keep his candle alight for peace.
Beautiful banner in the night in front of Vandenberg Space command as a Minuteman III ICBM is launched to Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands.
We can seen the historic Ban the Bomb symbol, derived from the semaphone flag signs, now symbolic for peace.
Here are people from are 19 to 84, some members of WILPF, some from Veterans for Peace, some from Western States Legal Foundation and even a film critic from Los Angles (huh?)
MacGregor Eddy is holding one end of the banner and Bud Boothe is holding the other. I will only add names to other people if they wish them added, let me know
Local man in a had shaped like a dove tries to light his vigil candle
The infamous green/blue line. If you step over this the MP's will arrest you for trespass. There were no arrests at this demonstration, in fact no MP's in evidence at all. This is new.
Maybe the new commandant read the constitution he swore to uphold.
Without the help and organizing skills of JC Orton of the Night on the streets Catholic Worker house in Berkeley, the other organizer (MacGregor Eddy) would have collapsed. He also brought the candles, bringing light in both meanings of the word
The peace movement wants YOU to stop building and testing nuclear weapons delivery systems (ICBM Minuteman III that was launched this night)
People from as far away as Watsonville and Los Angeles join together for peace
Symbols of the US policy of dominating the planet Earth by controlling space.
see the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space Website at www.space4peace.org for more details
The sign at the front gate
this is the Stratcom website, really scary
Omelek Island is part of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. '''Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site'"
where the ICBM missile will land.
The LGM-30 Minuteman is an American nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The missile can be launched in about 1 minute.
The Air Force planned to keep the missile in service until 2020, but it may be upgraded to stay in service until 2040.
It is a guided missile with three solid-fuel stages, and in the post-boost stage (“bus”), a liquid-fuel propulsion system rocket engine is used to fine-tune the trajectory of the reentry vehicle and/or dispense individual nuclear warheads to separate targets
The LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a silo. The "L" in LGM ;is the Department of Defense designation for silo-launched; "G" means
surface attack; and "M" stands for guided missile.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An LGM-30 Minuteman III missile soars in the air after a test launch. The Minuteman is a strategic weapon system using a ballistic missile of intercontinental range. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Below are the intrepid four who protested the launching of the Minuteman Missile from Vandenberg Airforce Base on Monday, June 29. Here we are in front of the Democracy sculpture in Burlington , VT: . We had carried the missile - made of two foam mattresss rolled and taped together - from our Congressman Peter Welch's office to Senator Leahy's This photo does not capture the sudden appearance of Colonel Dick of the Air Force who assured us that the launching of the missile was essential for national security. and that "all brown people on the targeted island had been removed to the nearby Marshall Islands and all had been given free hamburgers at McDonalds."