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CELEBRATING EIGHT YEARS OF ORGANIZING FOR PEACE, BUILDING COALITIONS, AND FIGHTING MILITARY EXPANSION FROM THE GRASS ROOTS TO THE PENTAGON
Our history as an organization
Peaceful Skies Coalition came together in 2010, communities across New Mexico and Colorado had to act quickly to stop Cannon airforce base from literally taking the skies over our heads for practicing endless war. The communities on the ground were determined not to live in a Low Altitude Training Area (LATA) and made that loud and clear to the government. Thanks to a huge public outcry helped by the Pentagon’s failure to follow the law when developing their plan, the proposal was withdrawn in 2012. It took hundreds of volunteers and many thousands of donated hours over three years to hold the line against the airforce.
Growing the Peaceful Skies Coalition – The Movement Grows
While el norte was fighting the LATA, we met people from communities around Holloman and Kirtland, two other New Mexico airforce bases. They were also trying to stop land and airspace grabs for expanded “training.”
As the movement for peaceful skies has grown, we have learned that not only New Mexico, but communities around the US – and in many countries around the world – are also fighting US military base and airspace expansions. As we connect with each other, our movement gains power. It will take a national effort to stop this madness.
NEW!! You can Report Low Altitude Military Flights Online
With only a few clicks, you can report low altitude military flights in your community to the Peaceful Skies Coalition. There is a direct link on every page to a form for entering flight information. We hope the link and form will make it easier to report flights and share information.
You Can Help Grow the Movement
Think of this website as a hub, a place to connect with other communities. Here are a few links to communities standing together right now against low altitude military flights and war practice. While not a comprehensive list, it is a sample of the communities across the US from the Atlantic to the middle of the Pacific standing up to militarism.
West Coast Action Alliance (http://westcoastactionalliance.org)
Whidbey Island Washington (http://citizensofebeysreserve.com)
Burlington Vermont (http://www.stopthef35.com/)
Tucson Arizona (http://tucsonforward.com/)
Beaufort South Carolina (www.Best4Beaufort.com),
Cibola National Forest, NM (http://www.nmbearmountains.blogspot.com/)
Thank you for helping build the movement for peaceful skies! Stay in touch, we need each other to turn the country from war fighting to peacemaking.
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