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 Donald Trump, 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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112195 Tue Oct 22 11:40:27 EDT 2019 Charles Armstrong Truth Or Consequences, NM , US Drones are a cowardly way to fight against unarmed people, don't you THINK!!!
112194 Mon Oct 21 16:50:24 EDT 2019 Val Sanfilippo San Diego, CA , US 20 bombs a day, 90% innocent, is genocide war crimes.
Generals say, refuse to fly drones.
112193 Mon Oct 21 15:07:10 EDT 2019 Joan Nicholson Kennett Square, PA , US
112192 Mon Oct 21 15:07:10 EDT 2019 Joan Nicholson Kennett Square, PA , US
112191 Mon Oct 21 15:07:10 EDT 2019 Joan Nicholson Kennett Square, PA , US
112190 Tue Oct 15 09:41:04 EDT 2019 John Fritz Ann Arbor, MI , US
112189 Thu Oct 10 12:22:57 EDT 2019 Leah Bolger Corvallis, OR , US
112188 Thu Oct 10 09:19:40 EDT 2019 John Reuwer South Burlington, VT , US Killing is a poor solution to any problem. It always sows the seeds of more conflict.
112187 Thu Oct 10 08:38:17 EDT 2019 alice slater new york, NY , US
112186 Wed Oct 09 20:34:01 EDT 2019 Reed Petersen Portland, OR , US
112185 Sat Oct 05 21:45:57 EDT 2019 judith merit Los Angeles, CA , US
112184 Tue Oct 01 18:12:11 EDT 2019 Lois Jordan Tucson, AZ , US
112183 Mon Sep 30 20:16:10 EDT 2019 karlene embler hancock, NH , US
112182 Mon Sep 30 00:11:51 EDT 2019 Anonymous Baltimore, MD , US Who will hold the U.S. responsible for it's use of weaponized drones on innocent civilians?
112181 Sun Sep 29 11:04:18 EDT 2019 Marie Kung Ann Arbor, MI , US We don't need to increase ways to kill civilians remotely when you can't trust the government to tax the rich.
112180 Thu Sep 26 17:26:30 EDT 2019 Jenna Viscaya Albuquerque, NM , US
112179 Tue Sep 24 14:16:45 EDT 2019 Ellen Thomas Tryon, NC , US
112178 Thu Sep 19 23:55:42 EDT 2019 Anna Poudel Lee’s Summit, MO , US
112177 Thu Sep 19 20:50:14 EDT 2019 Joshua Houston Sitka, AK , US
112176 Thu Sep 19 13:01:32 EDT 2019 Dominic Melita Hopewell jct., NY , US
112175 Thu Sep 19 13:01:26 EDT 2019 Dominic Melita Hopewell jct., NY , US
112174 Thu Sep 19 10:05:33 EDT 2019 Manu S-M Hamilton, ON , CA
112173 Thu Sep 19 10:05:25 EDT 2019 Manu S-M Hamilton, ON , CA
112172 Wed Sep 18 11:51:10 EDT 2019 Bonnie Block Madison, WI , US
112171 Wed Sep 18 11:44:04 EDT 2019 NANCY TATE Riegelsville, PA , 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
Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP)
On Earth Peace
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Santa Cruz Against Drones (SCAD)
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Veterans For Peace
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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 Against War
Women Standing
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section
World Can't Wait
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