Speak Out Against Drones: A Day of Global Resistance At Hancock Air Base

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
Hancock Air Base Entrance, 6001 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale
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We go to Hancock in solidarity with people around the world opposed to weaponized drones.

This is one action of many - see the lists at Global Action Weekend Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing and Keep Space for Peace Week (Oct 4-11)

Costumes, props and signs encouraged!

Join a contingent or create one of your own, such as...

    -Bicyclists Against Killer Drones
    -Medical Workers Against Killer Drones
    -Gardeners Against Killer Drones
    ...You get the idea

Parking: OCM BOCES (6820 Thompson Road); also on Moore and Falso Dr.

Why: As global citizens who believe in justice and the rule of law, we oppose weaponized and surveillance drones because their deployment:

  • violates democratic rights of freedom of speech and assembly and the right not to be unreasonably searched,
  • is used for extrajudicial "targeted" killings based merely on suspicion -- murders -- even of children inside and outside of war zones, 
  • terrorizes populations in targeted territories, thereby fueling hatred and increasing the cycle of violence,
  • lowers the threshold to war and initiates a new round in the arms race,
  • leads to the development of autonomous killer robots, thereby making even more horrifying wars likely.

We demand that all governments cease the production and acquisition of armed drones, as well as their research and development, and work towards a worldwide ban of these weapons.

We further demand that our governments prohibit the use of drones for surveillance and prohibit using space satellites, ground stations, and military bases to enable drone surveillance and to trigger drone killings.

More info:
If you're in a group, please have a group member contact mahoneybonny@gmail.com
For help with sign making: pauljfrazier@yahoo.com
General information: Syracuse Peace Council carol@peacecouncil.net 315.472.5478

Sponsored by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars