Drones have increasingly become one of the most deadly weapons in the U.S. war machine’s arsenal. The Pentagon’s secretive use of drones against the people of Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and many other nations has led to the deaths of thousands of civilians, all in a cruel attempt to exert imperial control over these countries.
The U.S. functions as a death squad government, permitting the president and military leaders to create secret “kill lists” of people who have been selected for assassination. There is no due process, no trial, no evidence. The individuals are selected to be murdered and they are killed, and many civilians who are nearby also die. Drones are the weapon of choice.
The ANSWER Coalition has been in the streets organizing and demonstrating against drone warfare, including a major national demonstration last year in Washington, D.C. Click here to read reports from last year’s day of action.
There are several upcoming actions demanding an end to the murderous U.S. drone program - including a demonstration outside the headquarters of the National Security Agency and three days of action in San Diego. The ANSWER Coalition urges all of its supporters to attend these important events (details below).
Washington, D.C. area
Saturday, May 3 at 1:00pm
NSA headquarters (Fort Meade, Md.)
Organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance demanding: Stop the armed drone wars! Hold the war criminals accountable!
San Diego, Calif.
Thursday May 15th, 2014
- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM – San Diego Veterans for Peace Demonstration at the Federal Building, Front and Broadway Downtown San Diego
Street Theater staged aerial “drone attack” by Artful Activist San Diego
- 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Overpass Light Brigade, Light/Sign demonstration at Clairemont Drive overpass at I-5 freeway
Friday May 16th, 2014
- 8:00 – 10:00 AM – Demonstration, including street theater against drones
Northrop Grumman, 9326 Spectrum Center Blvd. and Ruffin Road, San Diego 92123·
- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Women Occupy San Diego, Demonstration at SPAWAR
Pacific Highway (gather at 3:30 at parking lot of Old Town transit center, Pacific Hwy. just south of Rosecrans/Tayor St.)
Saturday May 17th, 2014
- 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Stop the Drones Convergence! @ First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92123
- 9:30 AM - Registration
- 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Issues panel, break-out groups to discuss and plan NEXT STEPS!
For more information, contact Dave Patterson @ 760-207-9139 or Leah Bolger @ [email protected]