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Anti-Drone Rally at the Iowa Air National Guard

Anti-Drone Rally at the Iowa Air National Guard

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.

Photo: AFSC / Kathleen McQuillen
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

Rally at the Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Base (3100 McKinley Ave, Des Moines)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014: 10AM – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Medea Benjamin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_Benjamin

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink

http://www.codepink4peace.org/, is known world-wide as a tireless campaigner for peace and justice. She will be a presenter at the Drones Symposium at Grinnell College on Wednesday, September 10th at

4:15 PM. Prior to that, she will lead a rally at 10:00AM at the gates of the 132nd Iowa Air National Guard at the north side of the Des Moines airport.

The 132nd is being converted to a piloting and control center for Reaper Drones. Armed with Hellfire missiles, these drones may be used to assassinate people, combatants and civilians alike, in countries with whom the US is not at war.

Medea is the author of Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control https://codepink.myshopify.com/products/drone-warfare-killing-by-remote-control

Location

Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Base
3100 McKinley Ave
Des Moines , IA