Join CODEPINK's campaign of non-violent action to Ground Killer Drones, end U.S. militarism and perpetual war. We demand that the U.S. government stop the indiscriminate killing, injury, and trauma to civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Libya caused by drones and endless wars and to start the rebuilding of hospitals, schools, towns and people’s lives. Killer drones do not make us safer, nor will they bring peace!
Twice a year CODEPINK has a national gathering at Creech AFB in an effort to Shut Down Creech, where over 900 drone pilots operate killer drones. CODEPINK Bay Area also demonstrates monthly with Occupy Beale AFB in Northern California, in an effort to interrupt business as usual. Periodically CODEPINK Germany marches at Ramstein and CODEPINK Japan demonstrated against U.S. militarism at U.S. bases in Japan. Since 2009 CODEPINK, along with dozens of protesters, have been arrested at drone bases worldwide. This year, we hope to double the number of protestors and invite you to join us in demonstrating against killer drones at Creech AFB!
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The drone era of perpetual war began in 2001 with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. In 2003 the U.S. invaded Iraq for a second time causing millions of causalities, creating millions of refugees and civil war. CODEPINK, drone whistle-blowers and independent researchers all dispute the government’s claim that the use of drones is a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the U.S. safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral damage. This argument is a cover-up in the face of facts. As reported by The Intercept, during one 5-month period in Afghanistan, nearly 90% of those killed by U.S. drones strikes were NOT the intended target. There is huge collateral impact; thousands of non-combatants, even American citizens, have been killed in covert drone missions along with the destruction of hospitals, schools, mosques infrastructure, towns and cities.
Many peace & justice groups, including Nevada Desert Experience, Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Non-Violence co-sponsor Shut Down Creech with CODEPINK and are calling for the U.S. government to conduct a fundamental re-evaluation and halt of all targeted killing practices. We know that drone attacks cause suffering and that suffering is being turned into hatred and backlash against the U.S. and its western allies.
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