Protest U.S. Drone War on the World
At a December meeting to plan the Network to Stop Drone Spying and Warfare, a few people thought the graphic, below left, was over the top. How do we think the rest of the world sees the Nobel Peace Prize Commander in Chief now?
Spencer Ackerman writes, "Even if the White House doesn’t know a target’s name, he can still be marked for death. Obama has provided the CIA with authority to kill not only suspected militants, but unknown individuals it believes follow a pattern of militant activity, in what it terms “signature strikes.” The drone program has killed an undisclosed number of civilians. A recent study conducted by Center for Civilians in Conflict and Columbia Law School’s human-rights branch explored how they’ve torn the broader social fabric in tribal Pakistan, creating paranoia that neighbors are informing on each other and traumatizing those who live under the buzz of Predator and Reaper engines. Those traumas are raising alarm bells from some of the U.S.’ most experienced counterterrorists."
PROTEST U.S. Drone War on the World:
Join in Monday January 21 Inauguration Day in Washington for the largest protest of the US drone wars. Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park) rally at 9 am. 10 am march down 16th Street NW to K Street NW (near the White House). We will have the largest fleet of replica protest Predator Drones we've yet assembled to attract public and media attention.
Help carry photos of people killed by drones in Pakistan & Afghanistan; flyer the public; move the drones through the streets.
Thursday, January 17 - Sunday January 20, drone opponents will walk from Baltimore to DC. "We are taking a 1/5 actual size reaper drone 8 feet long with an 11 foot wingspan mounted on on a yard wagon with 10 inch pneumatic tires. Join for an hour, a day or for the whole walk bringing the drone issue to the President and Congress." Contact Jules Orkin.