April 2013- Resistance to US Drone Warfare Month.
by Debra Sweet, World Can't Wait Director Starting this week, World Can't Wait and many other groups begin a month of impressively diverse actions aimed at stopping U.S. drone war and surveillance. We hope all supporters will find a way during this month to join in with planned actions. Set up your own, or find one of the many ways of making visible your opposition to:
- Drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia and unknown other countries by the US military and CIA drone programs, which so far have killed 2,772-3,933 including 170-199 known children. See Why we must name all drone attack victims by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for more, including updated casualty estimates. Visualize the number of strikes and the victims in Pakistan; see drones.pitchinteractive.com
- President Obama's doctrine of targeted killing, often by drones, consisting of so-called "signature strikes" which have killed at least three U.S. citizens in Yemen and clearly violates international law, rendering national borders irrelevant.
- Increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles by domestic police authorities, violating (at a minimum) the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search.
Watch this video on the April Days of Action:
April Days of Action Against U.S. Drone Warfare & Surveillance
There are already more than 60 events posted across the country in cities small and large. Find/organize an event.
Spread the word!
Anti-drones activists will be tweeting throughout the month, using the hashtags #aprildays and #nodrones. Every TUESDAY there will be an intensive focus on promoting the April actions in cities across the country. Please follow and retweet these accounts as part of the weekly #nodrones campaign. Read more: nodronesnetwork.blogspot.com
►Facebook page for Stop the Drone Killing Grassroots Network
►More resources: articles on the Covert Drone War on worldcantwait.net
►Watch Glenn Greenwald discussing drone killings by US on the Huffington Post and read his article Domestic Drones and Their Unique Dangers