Posted by CODEPINK Staff
In light of the decision to delay John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director and the call by Congress for the administration to release the missing legal opinions about targeted killings, CODEPINK is organizing a week of actions to show the growing opposition to killer drones and doubts about John Brennan.
Tuesday, February 19, noon, White House:
CODEPINK is starting the week by highlighting “Terror Tuesday,” the shocking weekly meeting at the White House where President Obama and John Brennan compile “kill lists” of suspected terrorists and play prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. Visuals include a physical replica of the kill list and a large model drone.
Wednesday, February 20, noon, Atrium of the Senate Hart Building:
Human rights activists will denounce the covert drone program with compelling visuals, and will visit Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office to demand an accounting of civilian casualties caused by CIA drones.
Thursday, February 21, noon, Department of Justice (Constitution Ave between 9th and 10th Street):
CODEPINK will bring a giant replica of the US Constitution to the Justice Department, demanding that the Justice Department start respecting the Constitution. They will expose the illegality of drone strikes and pressure for the public release of all legal opinions on targeted killing. CODEPINK will also deliver a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Friday, February 22, 3pm, Pakistani Embassy, 3517 International Ct NW:
CODEPINK will join members of the Pakistani community at the Pakistani Embassy for a vigil to mourn the death of innocent victims of drone strikes.
“Finally, more and more Americans are waking up to the fact that our drones have been killing thousands of people who we can’t even identify, fueling new recruits for extremists groups and jeopardizing our national security,” says CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. “If we have any sense of morality, if we care about international law, if we believe in the values of a democratic society, we have to speak out against the monstrous killer drone program that John Brennan has concocted.”