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Veterans' Writings About War

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by various authors

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Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire

April 26-28 in Syracuse

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by Carol Baum

On April 26-28 about 250 people converged on Syracuse for a weekend of education, networking and action to resist drones, global war and empire. Friday was a gathering; Saturday a day of workshops, networking and playing together; and by Sunday’s rally/ march/ civil resistance at Hancock Air Base, the numbers had risen to 275.

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Bradley Manning: The Official Statement

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compiled by PNL Editorial Committee

On February 28, Private First Class Bradley Manning read a 35-page statement detailing his historic leak of classified information in 2010. Media coverage has at times focused as much on the character and treatment of Manning himself as on the content of the hundreds of thousands of State Department cables, military field reports, and video clips he provided to WikiLeaks.

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A Look Into US Militarism Around the Globe

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by Seth Rutledge

North Korea: The US has performed joint military exercises with S. Korea using nuclear-capable bombers and 10,000 US troops. The UN increased sanctions against N. Korea in response to their satellite launch and nuclear test on February 12. The US has increased its military presence in the region, including installing missile batteries in Guam[1] effective against China and Russia. The US invaded N. Korea in 1950 resulting in over three million deaths.[2] Since 1950 the US and has imposed sever sanctions against N.

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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

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by Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province. She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that his father was killed by an American bomber plane, remote-controlled by computer.

That July, in 2007, Aymal’s father was sitting in a garden with four other men. A weaponized drone, what we used to call an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV, was flying, unseen, overhead, and fired missiles into the garden, killing all five men.

Resisting Global Wars, Drones and Empire: A Convergence for Peace

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 (All day) - Sun, Apr 28, 2013 (All day)
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April 26-28!
Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire: A Convergence for Action!

You won't want to miss this weekend. Syracuse will host hundreds of antiwar activists from all over New York and the United States for a weekend of workshops, music, networking and action.

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Drone Resisters Speak Out At Trial

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compiled by Ben Kuebrich and Ed Kinane

After a several-hour-long trial on December 13, 2012, DeWitt Town Court judge Robert Jokl found eleven members of Upstate Drone Action guilty of “trespass,” a violation. The “trespass” occurred on June 28 outside the main entrance of Hancock Air Base, just north of Syracuse, as the defendants attempted to deliver a citizens’ indictment to the Base chain of command for the Reaper drone war crimes being committed from there. Here we present extracts (recalled from notes and memory) of several of the defendants’ court testimonies.

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War Update

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by Seth Rutledge

Gaza: Israel initiated Operation Pillar of Cloud (Nov. 14-21) by killing Hamas military second-in-command and peace negotiator Ahmed Jabari. He had just received a draft of a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt.[1]
            Israel bombed 1,500 sites; killing 166 Palestinians (33% civilians); wounding 1,235 (97% civilians); demolished 242 buildings; and damaged over 8,000 buildings totaling $1.2 billion in damages.[2]

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Murder is Part of War

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Chris Hedges

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