Calling for humankind to abolish war, Brian Terrell insists, “Faced with imminent global climate catastrophe and with both US and Russia for the first time imagining winning a nuclear war, humanity has no choice.”
Whiteman AFB’s 20th Attack Squadron includes technicians, administrators and pilots who operate the MQ-9 Reaper drone, Brian Terrell told the drone war protesters.
These two events highlight the link between US militarism and world instability. Whether it is drone warfare or nuclear weapons, our military-industrial complex follows only one dogma, profit over safety.
The four defendants at the Feb. 18 trial were voluntarily arrested for trespassing May 31, 2021, at the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration. As one of the defendants stated the day of the trial, “Why are we on trial and not those who make these weapons?”
“A secret, pervasive court,” says Brian Terrell, “must ensure above all else that the profligate and profitable production of weapons never be impeded, even at the risk of destroying all life on the planet.”
Last Memorial Day, five persons crossed the line that guards drew on the entry road to the National Security Campus, where 80 percent of the parts for US nuclear weapons are made or procured. Now come the trials. On Friday, Feb. 18, defendants Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, Christian Brother Louis Rodemann, and Brian Terrell will … Continue reading Reminder of trials 2/18 & 2/23, and why we keep crossing the line
The US feared Afghan Zemadi Ahmadi was a terrorist. But we had wrongly identified him, and we killed him and 9 of his family members in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. We are sorry! Here are two videos, by Kriss Avery, of our drone war protest Nov. 29 at Whiteman AFB.
At Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo., on Nov. 29, peace activists mourned 10 innocent persons killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. A photo album, with captions, tells the protest story.
The Ban Killer Drones campaign asked peacemakers to protest drone war on Nov. 29, and PeaceWorks-KC answered the call. Fourteen of us witnessed for peace that day at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo.
“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.