Peaceful Protesters Roughed Up, Arrested By Obama’s Pentagon + Obama Budget Request Seeks Additional $7B for Nuclear Arsenal

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by Bruce Gagnon
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Feb. 2, 2010

Is this how Obama thanks those who are taking his call for the abolition of nuclear weapons seriously? He has then roughed up and arrested for standing with signs outside Vandenberg AFB in California while his Pentagon fires “missile defense” tests in the sky above the Pacific Ocean?

For years people have been protesting outside Vandenberg AFB when the base launches missiles. Now and then the military police would grab one of the organizers and arrest them but often nothing was done at all. But on January 31, just as another $150 million “missile defense” test was launched from the base, the Obama led Pentagon had virtually everyone who was at the protest, legally standing outside the base, arrested. Continue reading