November actions planned against drone killings

Called by National Network to Stop Drones Warfare and Surveillance, actions planned around the country are to include protests at weapons manufacturers, teach-ins, and congressional advocacy.

In Iowa, AFSC is working with Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), Catholic Peace Ministry, and Veterans for Peace in building a campaign to stop US drones warfare.

Days of action

Iowans to take drone concerns to Congressional offices

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

Congressional office vi

November days of action against drone killings

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00am

In addition to the November 16 rally at 10 a.m. at Fleur and McKinley, Congressional office visits are set for Monday, November 18 -- 2 p.m. with Senators Harkin and Grassley's staff at the Federal Building, 210 Walnut, and 3 p.m. at Rep. Latham's office, 2700 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.

Film - "Dirty Wars"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm

"Dirty Wars" is based on journalist Jeremy Scahill's research into America's covert wars in places such as Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  Free and open to the public.  Discussion follows film.  Sponsored by NH Veterans for Peace, NH Peace Action, and the Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church. 

Iowans push Congress on Syria, drones

Syria vigil in Des Moines 9-4-13

Syria vigil in Des Moines 9-4-13

Sherry Hutchison is one of 115 people who signed a petition against U.S. military action in Syria. At 94 years young, Sherry is an active member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting. More photos from the vigil here.


Representatives are acknowledged for opposing war in Syria and asked to oppose drone warfare

Drones: A briefing paper for organizers

AFSC's briefing paper on drones helps organizers take more effective action in the campaign against drone warfare.

Walkers demand an end to drone attacks

DES MOINES -- (CPM News Services)  ---- About 15 people, including Aaron Jorgensen-Briggs of Des Moines, walked along 200 miles of road for the past two weeks to ask the U.S. military not to place a Drone Command center at the Air National Guard in Des Moines. (For Des Moines Register coverage of the walk, click here.)

Anti-drone events planned for Des Moines

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Drone protester in Des Moines

Drone protester in Des Moines

Dan Hughes of Des Moines holds a sign outside the Des Moines airport protesting plans to operate drones at the national guard base there.

Aaron Jorgensen-Briggs of Catholic Peace Ministry is walking alongside Nobel nominee Kathy Kelly, Brian Terrell, and dozens of other good people from Illinois to Iowa, making a lot of stops along the way!


Stopping domestic drones through local legislation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

Noon (Eastern time), Wednesday, June 26

A Google Hangout

Given the recent disclosures regarding government spying, it is ever more important for people to push their local and state legislatures to ban or regulate law enforcement surveillance through the use of drones.

On Wednesday, June 26, join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare for an online discussion on using local legislation to ban or limit the domestic use of drones.

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