“Spring Days” of Action Aim at Proliferation of Weaponized Drones and Surveillance; U.S. Targeted Killing Programs

PRESS ADVISORY
March 20, 2014

Contact: Nick Mottern
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“SPRING DAYS OF DRONE ACTION - 2014”, a series of grassroots events organized internationally in April and May aimed not only at stopping current drone attacks but also the spread of weaponized drones and drone surveillance, will begin with:

-                on April 1, a protest of drone operations at at Beale AFB in California; and a forum in Atlanta examining military drone research by Georgia Institute of Technology.

-                on April 2 – a “Prelude to Drone Days of Action-2014” forum in New York City with Maria Lahood, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights; Madiha Tahir, maker of the film Wounds of Waziristan; and Carl Dix, co-founder with Cornel West of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

Events planned by dozens of organizations and leaders for the two-month period include: vigils, film-showings, rallies, teach-ins, kite-flying, marches and outreach to campuses. A particular focus will be protest actions at active and planned drone control and drone support bases in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

A full list of events at kNOwdrones.org

The campaign will also promote the Drone Control Act, the first proposed legislation in the United States that would end drone killing and spying, halt production of weaponized drones and set rules for operations of drones for beneficial purposes.

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Beale AFB protest – Rev. Sharon Delgado This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (503) 265-5976

Atlanta forum – Emilia Kaiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (404) 524-5999 x 13

New York City forum – Debra Sweet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (646) 807-3259