July 26, 2017 by Nukewatch Leave a Comment Nukewatch Delegation to International Week – Day 1 – July 14, 2017 All photos by Zara Brown, member of the US delegation, unless otherwise noted. Our photographer Zara Brown in action. (Photo by Marion Küpker) At the peace camp near Büchel Air Base in Germany July 14, international campaign coordinator Marion Küpker, of Hamburg, Germany, explains some protest history and the likely consequences of civil resistance at the base during “International Week.” “Büchel is Everywhere: Nuclear Disarmament Now!” is the theme of this year’s 20-week-long camp. US delegation and German colleagues visited the base’s nine entrance gates. Photo by John LaForge. US delegation and German colleagues visited the bases nine entrance gates. Steve Baggarly of the Norfolk, Virginia Catholic Worker, and Leona Morgan of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Diné No Nukes at one of the gates into Büchel Air Base in Germany. A delegation of 11 from the United States joined “International Week” at a peace camp near the base focused on the illegal B61 hydrogen bombs deployed by the US Air Force there. Banners adorn the road approaching the base’s main gate. “DFG-VK” is the oldest peace organization in Germany, this year celebrating its 125th anniversary. Susan Crane of the Redwood City, CA Catholic Worker and John LaForge of Nukewatch walked into the base test the response of the German authorities. Susan and John had a long conversation with base guards and later civilian police investigators (in shorts) demanded that they leave. (Panavia) Tornado jet fighter bombers scream overhead disturbing the otherwise bucolic atmosphere. Jets like these pictured make regular test flights from the base. Civilian police were called in to remove Susan and John. Susan Crane was hauled away after refusing to leave. To view more of Zara Brown’s photos from Day 1 click here.