Drones

DRONE TEACH-IN

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

DRONE TEACH-IN
presented by IMAGINE PEACE
Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116

Medea Benjamin, keynote speaker - Co-founder of Nationally renowned grassroots social justice movement CODEPINK.

Anti-drone rally set

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Join the rally and demonstration to oppose making the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines into a US Military Drone Command Center. This legal rally will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 AM at the National Guard Base, 3100 McKinley Ave., in Des Moines. 

"We're not at war with Mexico": Drones in immigration enforcement

One unarmed predator drone costs $18-20 million, not including operating or maintenance costs. Mary Zerkel makes the case that using drones in immigration enforcement is a waste of taxpayer money--and questions why the U.S. is using this military technology to patrol the border with Mexico.

This is an excerpt from AFSC's Oct. 30, 2013 Google Hangout on Air, "Boots on the Border." For more, go to http://afsc.org/story/recap-boots-border

Drones in Pakistan - talk by Talha Rehmani

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Talha Rehmani, is a Pakistani Fulbright Scholar at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He will be speaking not only on the impact of drone strikes in his country but also on the ethics of drones use. 

Sponsored by: the American Friends Service Committee, PA ;  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Thomas Merton Center, Code Pink, Anti-Drone-Warfare Coalition

Walking the Walk: A March Against Drone Warfare

A new film from Caneyhead Pictures. Trailer follows:

In June of 2013 a group of peace activists set out for a walk across Iowa to protest the Predator drone control center planned for the Iowa National Guard Air Base in Des Moines.

NO DRONES – Days of Actions in Des Moines

Several peace organizations in Iowa responded to the call for November Days of Action Against Drones with a demonstration and congressional office visits.

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, says AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen in the Des Moines Register.

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