Ban Weaponized Drones from the World


Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.  Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity.

Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs, or chemical weapons.  The world must renounce and forbid their manufacture, possession, or use. Violators must be held accountable.

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, urge

  • the United Nations Secretary General to investigate the concerns of Navi Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, that drone attacks violate international law -- and to ultimately pursue sanctions against nations using, possessing, or manufacturing weaponized drones;
  • the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate grounds for the criminal prosecution of those responsible for drone attacks;
  • the U.S. Secretary of State, and the ambassadors to the United States from the nations of the world, to support a treaty forbidding the possession or use of weaponized drones;
  • President Barack Obama, to abandon the use of weaponized drones, and to abandon his "kill list" program regardless of the technology employed;
  • the Majority and Minority Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate, to ban the use or sale of weaponized drones.
  • the governments of each of our nations around the world, to ban the use or sale of weaponized drones.

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98339 Fri Jul 01 16:50:59 EDT 2016 Traudlinde Aigner ot , AT
98338 Fri Jul 01 16:49:49 EDT 2016 Allen Berg Santa Cruz, CA , US
98337 Fri Jul 01 16:48:26 EDT 2016 Anonymous Victoria, BC , CA
98336 Fri Jul 01 16:28:57 EDT 2016 Maria Feckl Forstern, ot , DE
98335 Fri Jul 01 15:39:57 EDT 2016 Anonymous Bristol, GB
98334 Fri Jul 01 14:42:13 EDT 2016 Dietrich Heißenbüttel Esslingen, ot , DE
98333 Fri Jul 01 14:30:15 EDT 2016 John Hatto London, OT , GB
98332 Fri Jul 01 11:30:28 EDT 2016 Jeffrey Eyges Brookline, MA , US
98331 Fri Jul 01 02:12:12 EDT 2016 Robert Downs Anchorage , AK , US
98330 Thu Jun 30 12:13:23 EDT 2016 Kevin Martonick portland, OR , US
98329 Wed Jun 29 20:06:52 EDT 2016 barbara stamp Minneapolis, MN , US
98328 Tue Jun 28 09:24:47 EDT 2016 prof premraj pushpakaran calicut, ot , IN
98327 Tue Jun 28 09:24:34 EDT 2016 prof premraj pushpakaran calicut, ot , IN
98326 Tue Jun 28 02:17:40 EDT 2016 farzad qmehr carmichael, CA , US
98325 Sat Jun 25 03:39:05 EDT 2016 Hildegarde Evans Sacramento, CA , US
98324 Fri Jun 24 23:22:44 EDT 2016 John Sharrer Pahoa, HI , US Ban all drones and every weapon of distruction ! The time is now for peace not war. Vote for the only peace candidate, Bernie Sanders!
98323 Thu Jun 23 17:58:44 EDT 2016 Timothy Kiehl Glendale, AZ , US Do this now because its right and before our enemies start using them against us
98322 Thu Jun 23 11:40:35 EDT 2016 Petr Buben Davis, CA , US
98321 Wed Jun 22 17:29:59 EDT 2016 Kathy Labriola Berkeley, CA , US Drones kill innocent civilians, and create more hatred against American and Americans, and drone warfare only creates recruits for ISIS and other terrorist groups.
98320 Wed Jun 22 15:32:16 EDT 2016 Dawn Johnson Monticello, IL , US
98319 Mon Jun 20 05:40:23 EDT 2016 Paul Burtwistle CLEVELAND , ot , AU
98318 Sun Jun 19 01:28:06 EDT 2016 Pam Ferman ouray, CO , US
98317 Thu Jun 16 22:09:55 EDT 2016 Kathy Kramer Rexburg, ID , TH
98316 Thu Jun 16 17:22:50 EDT 2016 Anonymous Pompano Beach, FL , US
98315 Thu Jun 16 17:22:38 EDT 2016 Anonymous Pompano Beach, FL , US
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Background:
Bureau of Investigative Journalism: October 2013 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

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Alaskans For Peace and Justice
Antiwar.com
Arlington Green Party
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

BFUU
Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Brave New Foundation
Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases
Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Coalition for Grassroots Progress
Code Pink
Drone Free Zone
Evanston Neighbors for Peace
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Granny Peace Brigade-NY
Hoosiers for Peace and Justice
Indiana Anti-Drone Project
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
KnowDrones.com
LA Laborfest
Montrose Peace Vigil
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance
Nevada Desert Experience
No Drones Network
The Northampton Committee to Stop War
Office of the Americas
On Earth Peace
Peace Fresno
Peace Madera
Peace of Mind Project
People United for Peace of Santa Cruz County (PUP)
Progressive Democrats of America
Project Peacemakers
Quaker House
RootsAction.org
Rutherford Institute
Saint Lucy's Justice and Peace Committee
Santa Cruz Against Drones (SCAD)
Simple Gifts Inc.
Sitkans for Peace and Justice
Sustainable Action Network
United for Peace and Justice
United National Antiwar Coalition
Veracity Now
Veterans For Peace
Veterans For Peace Chapter 10
Veterans For Peace Chapter 14
Veterans For Peace Chapter 27
Veterans For Peace Chapter 91
Veterans For Peace Chapter 154
Veterans For Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter, Baltimore, MD
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
WarIsACrime.org
War Resisters League
Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice
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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