Report Back From Pakistan with Leah Bolger

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:30pm

Drones flyer 1-22-13

Drones flyer 1-22-13 talk in Des Moines

Sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministry, Des Moines Veterans for Peace 163 and AFSC Iowa.

Leah Bolger, National President of Veterans for Peace and Dan Tallon, a member of VFP Chapter #161, will address the issue of drone warfare.

In October, 2012, Leah accompanied 30 others from the US to Pakistan, where they met with family members of drone strike victims and with public officials and activists. The group received much attention from the Pakistani media. The group walked to near the border of South Waziristan, accompanied by thousands of Pakistanis. The group returned to the US with documentation and first-person accounts of being on the receiving end of drone warfare.

She is schedule to give public talks in DM Tues. Jan 22 and in IA City Wed Jan 23. She will also be with us for an hour long vigil and news conference at the main entrance of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing Headquarters located at Des Moines International Airport to kick of an .Iowa Unmanned Drone campaign. See schedule below.

Did you know that recent decisions by the Pentagon plan to replace the IA Guard 16's Unit with a unit of Unmanned Drone Operators in DM. (See "Drones to replace F-16 fighter jets over DM" Dec 19, 2012 Omaha World Herald

For more info contact:

Jeffrey J Weiss, Catholic Peace Ministry, 515 255 8114,

Gilbert E. Landolt,  Pres. VFP #163, 515 333 2180,

Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa, 515-274-4851, ext. 22

Also join us for:

What: Kick Off of Iowa Unmanned Drone Campaign Vigil and News Conf.

with Leah Bolger, Pres. Nat'l Veterans for Peace

Date: Wed. Jan 23, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Place: Main entrance of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing Headquarters, located at Des Moines International Airport


For more info contact:

Gilbert E. Landolt,  Pres. VFP #163, 515 333 2180,



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