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Nevada Desert Experience continues to host prayer-actions in the desert for peace, in opposition to drone warfare and nuclear proliferation. Video clips are less than 30 seconds.
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NevadaDesertExperience.org is hosting a 10-day vigil at Creech AFB while also hosting the annual Sacred Peace Walk during these interfaith holidays.
Every year NevadaDesertExperience.org hosts a 62-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada Test Site will begin on April 6th with an orientation in Las Vegas and preparation for our six-day walk starting on April 7th. The main Walk ends on Sunday, with an extra special action on Monday for those who can hang out longer in the desert. The Sacred Peace Walk starts on Monday with an orientation, then the walk begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, with a teach-in on Friday at Indian Springs, across the street from Creech AFB, from where the drones are piloted. For more info, see: http://nevadadesertexperience.org/programs/2009/pw_schedule.htm
This year there is a special focus on the drone "wars" which are actually drone slaughters conducted by pilots using computers to pilot Unmanned Air Vehicles. The pilots end up with psychological stress and damage just like other "warriors" who conduct slaughter missions. Their post-traumatic stress disorders can be life-long ailments, and can lead to other murders here at home (see the Las Vegas article from Palm Sunday: http://www.lvrj.com/news/42491737.html
Meanwhile, the more immediate victims are the Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis who get hit by the bombs the drones drop.
See the commondreams article for more info: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/04/03-0
Mervyn Tilden prays in Dine' for better guidance for the kids.
by Ammon Hennacy Monday, Apr. 06, 2009 at 2:34 AM