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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85721 Sun Oct 19 00:31:58 EDT 2014 johanna bon new york, NY , US
85720 Sat Oct 18 21:55:13 EDT 2014 Nadia McLaren Adelaide, ot , AU
85719 Sat Oct 18 20:19:07 EDT 2014 Amy Odean Portland, OR , US
85718 Sat Oct 18 15:42:32 EDT 2014 Mary Akel Rockville, MD , US
85717 Sat Oct 18 12:59:19 EDT 2014 monica nelson victoria, BC , CA
85716 Sat Oct 18 03:08:02 EDT 2014 Anonymous temecula, CA , US
85715 Fri Oct 17 12:24:01 EDT 2014 Amy Harlib New York, NY , US
85714 Wed Oct 15 14:44:07 EDT 2014 Heidi Mandel Reseda, CA , UM
85713 Tue Oct 14 20:48:20 EDT 2014 Catherine Cutler Danvers, MA , CA
85712 Tue Oct 14 16:18:15 EDT 2014 Nixie James-Scott Shepton Mallet, ot , GB
85711 Mon Oct 13 23:52:52 EDT 2014 Mary Cuellar Braxton, MS , US I have never felt good about our use of drone warfare. The more I learn about how citizens in these targeted countries feel about having to live under this horrible threat the more I realize just how cruel More....
85710 Mon Oct 13 17:57:50 EDT 2014 Aaron Taylor Rio Rancho, NM , US
85709 Mon Oct 13 12:53:56 EDT 2014 T garmon Dawsonville, GA , US OBAMA IS BUSH JR .!!!!!
85708 Mon Oct 13 08:04:32 EDT 2014 Kelly Tamburello Glassboro, NJ , US
85707 Sun Oct 12 22:19:10 EDT 2014 John Wheeler Turangi, ot , NZ
85706 Sun Oct 12 09:35:45 EDT 2014 Nascent Ping Hillsborough, NJ , AU
85705 Sun Oct 12 06:54:32 EDT 2014 Pascal PIERREDON CARPENTRAS, ot , FR
85704 Sun Oct 12 01:46:36 EDT 2014 martin scarborough, ON , CA
85703 Sat Oct 11 20:58:53 EDT 2014 Anonymous Eden Prairie, MN , US We need to be an example of diplomacy and honor to the world, not a killer nation that cares not for innocent people.
85702 Sat Oct 11 18:21:16 EDT 2014 irene walker kendal, ot , GB
85701 Sat Oct 11 15:52:26 EDT 2014 Kathy Keough CA , US
85700 Sat Oct 11 13:24:10 EDT 2014 Anonymous These drone aircraft participated in surveillance in a drug related attempt to kill me on a Sunday afternoon in December 2012.
They flew back and forth all morning, then used some other energy to More....
85699 Sat Oct 11 12:08:49 EDT 2014 Ann King Busby, MT , US I am abhorred and outraged at the killings for US drones of innocent civillians. We are creating a huge problem of animosity, distrust and hatred with people in these countries that we have attacked an More....
85698 Sat Oct 11 12:08:07 EDT 2014 Jeannine Bressie Santa Rosa, CA , US
85697 Sat Oct 11 11:06:07 EDT 2014 Molly Hannon Roskindale, MA , US
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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
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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
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Indiana Anti-Drone Project
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War Resisters League
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West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
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