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Pakistanis and Americans Protest U.S. Drones

By davidswanson - Posted on 19 May 2010

Pakistanis march against US attacks
Scores of Pakistanis in the volatile city of Peshawar have flooded the streets to protest against the recent wave of US drone attacks.
Protestors reportedly torched an effigy of US President Barack Obama during the Sunday demonstrations to condemn stepped-up attacks by unmanned US drones in tribal areas of Pakistan.
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NO Drones Vigil at CEO’s home in La Jolla
CODEPINK held a somber vigil outside of the home of General Atomics CEO James Neal Blue this morning in La Jolla, California. Members of the women’s peace group arrived at 10AM to find several news vans and police cars waiting for them. Unfurling banners that read, “Drone Attacks = Terror,” the three protesters set up a small altar with roses and candles to commemorate the children killed in drone attacks.
General Atomics manufactures the Predator and Reaper Drones, the only armed UAV’s made in the US. Though touted as high-tech and life-saving precision weapons, at least 30% of the deaths caused by drone strikes are civilians, with some human rights groups estimating even higher numbers. All the while costing US taxpayers $4 million to $12 million for each plane during a time when domestic needs are desperately under-funded.
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