Dear friends and colleagues,
a few weeks ago we sent you an appeal (again enclosed) calling the German peace movement to protest for the closure of the US Airbase Ramstein and against drone warfare on the weekend of September 25-27.
We would like to thank all of you who have send encouraging messages to us and would like to inform you on the protest actions. Please find enclosed a press release in English. An English article in the US Army magazine “Stars and Stripes” is here: http://www.stripes.com/hundreds-gather-at-ramstein-to-protest-us-drone-strikes-1.370552 (as soon as we have other English sources we will send them to you; until then this will need to suffice. A link to pictures of the protest is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucaswirl/albums/72157659139480256. More information, videos and pictures are here: www.ramstein-kampagne.eu.
Even though the protests were “German” we were very happy to welcome protesters from Benelux as well as from France and Switzerland. Also we were very happy to have a video message from Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright. Please find the video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywfAcS9u2RE.
We will conduct another series of protest actions in 2016 at the airbase and hope that we will be able with your help to internationalize the protest against this central pivot for preparing and executing wars of aggression violating international law.