CITIZEN ACTIVISTS GO TO CIA: DEMAND END TO KILLER DRONE PROGRAM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Joy First 608 239-4327, Malachy Kilbride 571 501-3729
WHO: Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR] have been active in challenging U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. Frequently NCNR members are arrested, and then speak out against U.S, policies in the courtroom.
WHAT: NCNR members will be joined by other activists from Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace, Answer, and many individuals affiliated with other groups to protest the illegal and immoral CIA killer drone program.
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3 PM
WHERE: The main gates of the CIA, 900 block of Dolley Madison Blvd. Langley, VA
WHY: The citizen activists mailed a letter to CIA Director John Brennan, asking to meet with him to discuss the CIA drone program. Since they have received no response, they must go to the CIA personally and ask for a meeting.
Somewhere around 3500-4500 people have been killed by drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and other places around the globe with no due process. According to a study from Stanford and NYU only 2% of those killed are high-level targets. Over 200 children have been killed in Pakistan alone. According to Malachy Kilbride, NCNR, “These illegal drone strikes are not making US citizens any safer and will only perpetuate the cycle of violence.” Activists across the country continue to work to bring an end to the illegal and immoral drone program.
NCNR citizen activists believe they have the right and a Nuremberg responsibility to highlight perceived illegal government operations. Moreover, the Nuremberg trials pointed out that citizens must act to prevent their government from further illegal activities.
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs