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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112151 Sat Aug 24 19:20:07 EDT 2019 Anonymous Bend, OR , US
112150 Sat Aug 24 17:30:23 EDT 2019 Nancy Perkins New York, NY , US Spend money on peace, not war.
112149 Sat Aug 24 14:52:49 EDT 2019 Eva Scherb Los Angeles, CA , US
112148 Fri Aug 23 18:55:37 EDT 2019 James Misenko Emeryville, CA , US
112147 Wed Aug 21 12:17:51 EDT 2019 Jim Barron Shutesbury, MA , US these also increase the ultimate risk of war while the resources expended could be applied for positive ends
112146 Wed Aug 21 12:17:50 EDT 2019 Jim Barron Shutesbury, MA , US these also increase the ultimate risk of war while the resources expended could be applied for positive ends
112145 Sat Aug 17 19:11:09 EDT 2019 James Sullivan Chicago, IL , US
112144 Sat Aug 17 16:31:26 EDT 2019 ranney moss Sedona, AZ , US This is a form of legalized murder and does not win the US any friends or converts to our democracy.
112143 Fri Aug 16 12:57:37 EDT 2019 Doris Soroko Barrytown, NY , US
112142 Wed Aug 14 22:03:40 EDT 2019 Renee Essary Ford , VA , US
112141 Tue Aug 13 14:09:27 EDT 2019 Sally Jones Staten Island, NY , US
112140 Mon Aug 12 09:42:13 EDT 2019 Anonymous Houston, TX , US We need funds going towards education and infrastructure, not better weapons to kill people.
112139 Sat Aug 10 20:15:51 EDT 2019 Aubrey Nunes London, ot , GB
112138 Sat Aug 10 16:23:02 EDT 2019 Nicholas Guarino Aoroa, IL ,
112137 Fri Aug 09 20:15:54 EDT 2019 Janet Weil Portland, OR , US I have protested and vigiled at Creech Air Force Base 5 times since 2009, and have listened to survivors of the carnage this sinister weapons system leaves behind.
112136 Thu Aug 08 15:37:21 EDT 2019 Anonymous San Leandro, CA , US
112135 Sun Aug 04 02:00:20 EDT 2019 Carol Kuczora Grass Valley, CA , US We're only causing grief and making enemies.
112134 Sat Aug 03 08:56:34 EDT 2019 Ruth Strachan Ballarat, ot , AU
112133 Thu Aug 01 09:58:09 EDT 2019 Jay Lebowitz Queens, NY , US
112132 Wed Jul 31 14:26:17 EDT 2019 Stephen Saul Littleton , CO , US
112131 Wed Jul 31 12:45:56 EDT 2019 Charles Chesnavage, PhD Yonkers, NY , US
112130 Mon Jul 29 23:56:09 EDT 2019 Kacei Conyers Palo Alto, CA , US
112129 Sun Jul 28 23:17:29 EDT 2019 Jay Kvale St. Paul, MN , US
112128 Sun Jul 28 12:14:01 EDT 2019 Lynn Hansaker Des Moines, IA , US
112127 Sat Jul 27 15:34:06 EDT 2019 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
Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP)
On Earth Peace
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Progressive Democrats of America
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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
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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 Against War
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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