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Iowans gather against drones

To view a Rodger Routh video of this anti-drone vigil, click here. To view Jeff Overton's photos, click here.

Op-ed: It's time for a debate of our nation's drone warfare policies

Kathleen McQuillen at Iraq War 8th anniversary rally

Kathleen McQuillen at Iraq War 8th anniversary rally

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC speaks at a rally marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq. View the slideshow.

Drone technology and warfare have far outpaced the ethics to shape policy and the laws to regulate their use. This op-ed, originally published in the Des Moines Register, outlines some of the problems with drone warfare.

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.

LOCAL PEACE GROUPS DELIVER LETTERS TO IOWA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES

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.

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