Sunday, June 15, 2014

Activists Complete their 165-Mile Peace Walk 

One hundred peace activists marched the last 1.1 mile from the gathering space to the Michigan Air National Guard.  It had taken those who started at the Boeing Company headquarters in Chicago 12 days and 165 miles to get there.  Through mostly sunny, moderate days as well as one very rainy day, they walked an average of 15 miles per day.  Each day they were greeted by supporters who wanted to see an end to drone warfare, they were fed by donations to the cause, they were given a thumbs up along the rural highways, and they were shunned by a few, a very few.

People joined and quit the march at various places, but the 16 walkers who made up the core group stood firm every day, walking one foot in front of the other, and not stopping except for a 15-minute break by the side of the road, lunch, and the day's completed miles.

Click here to see a blog about the march

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Peace Activists Walk 165 Miles to Protest Drones in Battle Creek

Did you know that a new command center for drone warfare is being planned at the Air National Guard (ANG) base in Battle Creek? Several people are protesting this new development with a 165-mile walk from downtown Chicago (home of Boeing Company that designs and makes the Predator drones) to Battle Creek ANG base.

For more photos and news on the walk, see my new blog, Pilgrimage as Spiritual Food