“Not only are drone operators trained at Whiteman, the Air Force 20th Attack Squadron is involved in around-the-clock remote control combat missions with the MQ-9 Reaper drones,” says Brian Terrell.
Why does the US have enemies? Because of the manifest contempt that operations like our war on Afghanistan show for the rule of law. Whistle-blowers deserve Congressional Medals of Honor, not prison.
A champion against war Ramsey Clark was a vocal critic Of America's aggressive militarism But he is quiet now at age 93
"Turning the Clock Back from Midnight: How We Can Address the Crisis of 2018 and Renew Eco/Justice/Peace Work for the 21st Century."
Planting Seeds of Peace. // Sightings of a new ‘National Bird’. // Share at table and plot the politics of peace. // Dave Pack reflects on military costs, offers MLK for hope. // Constructive conversation. // Stand Up KC caps work against Puzder with victory rally. // Poems from prison.
The new documentary film National Bird features three drone war resisters, including Lisa Ling, who served in the military 20 years. She spoke at a PeaceWorks event March 12. “I lost part of my humanity in the drone program,” Ling said.
Revival for racial justice. // Gun violence forum. // UNplaza Art Fair. // Couple works for peace. // Meeting re nuke-work. // Drone war atrocities.
Inside: Revival for racial justice. Gun violence forum. UNplaza Art Fair. Couple works for peace. Meeting re nuke-work. Drone war atrocities. Read the November 2016 newsletter
The rally “Fly Kites, Not Drones” took wing at the Spirit Gate to Whiteman Air Force Base April 30. Eight kites kissed the sky as 30 people, with peace dog Lily, condemned drone warfare. At Whiteman and about 40 other US bases, personnel guide drones to their targets. “The Bureau of Investigative Journalism says as many as 4,000 people, including more than 200 children, have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan alone,” said Joy First of Mount Horeb, WI, keynote speaker.
“They are provocative and dangerous, actually war crimes. How would you like to feel the paranoia of drones overhead? They promote an atmosphere of fear. We even hear that children don’t go out to play anymore when skies are blue because that’s when drones come out.”