County activists will gather at Vandenberg Village this weekend to reflect on a quarter-century of protests against the air force base and the military performed done there. On Sunday, March 2, at noon, activists will gather in Vandenberg Village at the corner of Burton Mesa and Constellation roads. At 1:00 p.m., following the gathering, a march protesting the testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) will take place from Vandenberg Village to the front gate of the Vandenberg Air Force Base. For 25 years, citizens have resisted Vandenberg Air Force Base’s ICBM missile testing due to alleged violations of U.S. treaty duties and international law. Speakers include Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space program and Nobel Prize nominee Fr. John Dear.
Many different peace groups are sponsoring the event. Some include Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Santa Barbara Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists.