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The drone presidency needs an intervention.




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Over 50,000 of us have already signed the petition to ban weaponized drones, and more organizations are joining us all the time (see the growing list).

But President Obama has only increased the drone killings since his reelection.

We'll be delivering the petition soon.  Please sign if you haven't, and ask everyone you know to do the same. 

The president continues to keep the number of people killed and any legal justification for killing them secret.  He has nominated the architect of his kill list as CIA director, a droneophile as secretary of defense, and an opponent of international law as secretary of state.

We need to turn the drone presidency around.  Click here to support banning weaponized drones from the world.

Please forward this to anyone who might agree!


-- The RootsAction.org team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

P.P.S. If you're in Washington, D.C., on January 21st, please join a rally, march, and die-in against drones.

Background:
Bureau of Investigative Journalism: October 2012 update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia
Bureau of Investigative Journalism: U.S. Secret Wars in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia
Washington Post: U.S. Drone Targets in Yemen Raise Questions
New York Times: Secret 'Kill List' Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

Organizations Supporting This Petition (partial and growing list):
Antiwar.com
Arlington Green Party
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

BFUU
Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases
Code Pink
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
KnowDrones.com
LA Laborfest
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance
Nevada Desert Experience
The Northampton Committee to Stop War
Peace of Mind Project
RootsAction.org
Sitkans for Peace and Justice
United for Peace and Justice
Veracity Now
Veterans For Peace
Veterans For Peace Chapter 10
Veterans For Peace Chapter 27
Veterans For Peace Chapter 91
Veterans For Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter, Baltimore, MD
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
WarIsACrime.org
War Resisters League
West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
Women Standing
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section
World Can't Wait
Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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