This is a special year because it marks the 10th anniversary of Bay Area CODEPINK's twice yearly resistance to killer drones at Creech Air Force Base. Members of Veterans For Peace have been at every gathering since its inception. We know that the dangerous remote nature of drone warfare hides the brutality of foreign conflicts.
Just a few days later, Veterans For Peace gathered outside Nellis Air Force Base to protest the proposed bombing range expansion that would take over the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and reduce access to the public.
The Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR) is located next to the Nevada Test and Training Range. The United States Air Force is attempting to take over and reduce access to over a million acres of the Refuge for bombing and combat training. The DNWR is a protected refuge that includes hundreds of species and our natural and cultural heritage.
The Air Force already controls 2.9 million acres for the Nevada Test and Training Range, a sprawling expanse of public land that has been withdrawn for military use. With so much public land already available to the Air Force, there is no need for the dramatic expansion into and destruction of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.