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Court Witness: Speaking Out for Truth and Life

Two Faces of Drones: Weaponized

From the

by Ed Kinane

Mamana Bibi, a 68-year old midwife and grandmother, was tending her okra garden on the afternoon of October 24, 2012. Out of nowhere, Mamana was struck and dismembered by two Hellfire missiles from a US drone. Minutes later nearby children who had witnessed the attack, were also attacked by missiles, their shrapnel wounding nine.

These are two of many US drone strikes against civilians investigated by Amnesty International in North Waziristan. Mamana’s killing is recounted in Amnesty’s October 2013 76-page report, “Will I Be Next?: US Drone Strikes in Pakistan.”

Peace Outreach at Hancock with Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hancock Air Base Main Entrance, E. Molloy Rd., between Thompson and Town Line Rds.


Join Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell from Voices for Creative Nonviolence at our Peace Outreach in front of the main entrance of Hancock Air Base. Kathy and Buddy are in Syracuse for three days as part of a Justice for Afghanistan tour.


"Seeing Through the Smokescreen: War & Peace in Afghanistan" with Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell will join us in Syracuse for three days as they bring their Justice for Afghanistan Tour throughout the Northeast. Between them, Kathy and Buddy have been to Afghanistan 15 times as invited guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers.


War Economics

A Look at the Underlying Motives for the Current US Imperial Strategy

From the

by Seth Rutledge

Editor’s Note: This month the War Update has deviated from its original form to provide an analysis and context for the current violence and unrest in the Middle East.


Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Henninger High School

The Syracuse Peace Council will join our social movement allies to "greet" President Obama in Syracuse on Thursday - bring your voice to speak out about his all of the above energy policy that includes HYDROFRACKING and 

The War on Terror - Making Us All the Enemy, with Steve Downs

Tue, Sep 17, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY



Obama Still Prepares for Nuclear War

Peace Action Pages

From the

by Oliver Brown

“As long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe.” After approximately two years of silence on the issue, on June 19 President Obama called for reducing US and Russian nuclear weapons while speaking in Berlin. Many praised his proposal for a reduction of long-range nuclear weapons by “up to” a third. But critics point out that this is not enough, and is not even as significant a cut as it seems at first. US and Russia each have over 7,000 nuclear weapons, of which only about 1,500 apparently qualify for this proposed cut.


War Update

From the

by Seth Rutledge

Syria: After alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government Obama has authorized lethal military aid for the Syrian rebels.


On The Illusion of Security

From the

by Aly Wane

As I write this, it will have been a little over a year since I came out to my beloved community of Syracuse as an undocumented immigrant. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Something shifted in me after that “coming out event.”  Paradoxically, I have been less afraid in the past year than I had been in a very long time. Before I made the decision to “come out,” I agonized about waiting until the right time to do it, hoping that there would be a perfectly “safe” moment to do so. There wasn’t. In the end: I had to take a leap of faith.

"Restore the Fourth" Mega-Rally

Sat, Jul 27, 2013 1:00pm
Federal Building, 100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13261

Meet at the Federal building in downtown Syracuse at 1:00pm, on July 27th, 2013 to voice opposition to the infringement of the rights guaranteed to us by the fourth amendment. These breaches include:

* Drones and Militarization of Police
* Indefinite detention under the NDAA
* Prosecution of Whistleblowers
* Warrantless NSA surveillance programs directed at American citizens

We hope to see you there!