Drones Related Content


Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire

April 26-28 in Syracuse

From the

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.


The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

From the

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.

Ground the Drones, End the Wars Meeting

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:00pm
Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

The Ground the Drones, End the Wars committee of the Peace Council meets regularly to plan events related to stopping US imperialism abroad and surveillance at home. New people are always welcome. Learn more about this campaign.

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

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 (All day) - Sun, Apr 28, 2013 (All day)

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.

Anti-War Forum: CNY Organizing and the War Machine

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave. Syracuse NY 13210

Don't just get mad, organize! The Anti-War movement needs you! The Peace Council's Ground the Drones and End the Wars committee invites all individuals concerned about the US government's endless wars, bloated military budget, and responsibility for civilian deaths. Come and share your ideas and hear about the various ways that SPC activists are organizing to RAGE AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE!

How to Get Involved: 

RSVP for this event by contacting Ursula, ursula@peacecouncil.net.

Help spread the word on Facebook!

To get involved with the Ground the Drones/End the Wars campaign, contact Carol or Jessica: carol@peacecouncil.net, jessica@peacecouncil.net




Drone Resisters Speak Out At Trial

From the

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.



From the

compiled by Mitch Lucas and Carol Baum

Transocean Fined

Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, agreed in January to pay $400 million for criminal penalties, plus $1 billion in civilian penalties. An explosion on the rig in 2010 released 185 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 workers. Further, the company has decided to plead guilty to accusations that it violated several of the Clean Water Act’s mandates before its next hearing in February.


War Update

From the

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]

Peace Outreach

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hancock Air Base Entrance (E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale)

The Central New York Drone-Industrial Complex

From the

Gavin Caster