Close Ramstein: US Drone Base in Germany
Stop the Global Drone Wars!
Thursday, May 21 from 4:15-5:15 pm
Hancock Air Base Main Entrance, 6001 E Molloy Rd, Mattydale
This is a special Street Heat – bring your sign or use one of ours.
What is Ramstein Base?
The importance of the US military base in Ramstein, Germany to the U.S. drone war program cannot be overstated. Ramstein is one of the largest U.S. military bases outside the U.S. and is the site of a satellite relay station that plays a key role in the communication between drone operators here in the U.S. and their drones in Africa and the Middle East. A source for Jeremy Scahill’s article Game of Drones stated that
“Ramstein carries the signal to tell the drone what to do and it returns the display of what the drone sees. Without Ramstein, drones could not function, at least not as they do now.”
Vigil against drones at Volk Field. This is a Wisconsin Air National Guard Base where they train pilots to operate the Shadow Drones – used for surveillance and target acquisition. We have been holding monthly vigils there for 3 1/2 years and are happy to do it this month in solidarity and in support of the lawsuit being filed in Germany.
May 26 from 3:30-4:30 pm Central Daylight Time
Volk Field National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, WI,US
Contact: Joy First