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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1-25 of 85831 signatures
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85831 Wed Nov 26 12:14:35 EST 2014 K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
85830 Tue Nov 25 09:55:58 EST 2014 Jayne Horswill Lancaster, GB
85829 Mon Nov 24 21:21:05 EST 2014 Robert Heyer Kansas City, MO , US
85828 Sat Nov 22 01:04:16 EST 2014 sheila schvetz Cambridge, GB Thou shalt not kill!
85827 Thu Nov 20 04:53:05 EST 2014 Matthew Thompson North Riverside, IL , US
85826 Wed Nov 19 15:33:47 EST 2014 Janiece Staton Beaverton, OR , US
85825 Wed Nov 19 12:32:13 EST 2014 Lori Girshick Mesa, AZ , US
85824 Wed Nov 19 11:33:15 EST 2014 James A MN , US
85823 Tue Nov 18 18:55:12 EST 2014 Dwight Mexcur Aiken, SC , US
85822 Mon Nov 17 12:37:23 EST 2014 MARY LYNN FURAY HOUSTON, TX , US ELIMINATE WAR DRONES
85821 Sat Nov 15 21:57:47 EST 2014 Anonymous NV , US Stop the use of all drones for purposes of war and mass surveillance.
85820 Sat Nov 15 12:33:12 EST 2014 Kathleen Murphy Newcastle, WA , US
85819 Fri Nov 14 01:42:07 EST 2014 Alexander Gutierrez San Jose, CA , US
85818 Thu Nov 13 01:47:11 EST 2014 Brandon Stone Sand Rock, AL , US
85817 Wed Nov 12 17:32:12 EST 2014 Cenia, slave of Allah Ramirez JERSEY CITY, NJ , US Please stop killing innocent lives here. Please
85816 Wed Nov 12 16:37:50 EST 2014 Camroeun Ham Hamilton , ON , CA
85815 Wed Nov 12 13:38:04 EST 2014 Max Jacobs portland, ME , US
85814 Wed Nov 12 12:22:07 EST 2014 Mike Callaway Upland, CA , US
85813 Wed Nov 12 12:22:06 EST 2014 Mike Callaway Upland, CA , US
85812 Tue Nov 11 21:29:48 EST 2014 Callie Garcia Peru, NY , US
85811 Mon Nov 10 16:41:44 EST 2014 David Loder Reno, NV , US
85810 Mon Nov 10 16:24:30 EST 2014 Robert Heyer Kansas City, MO , US
85809 Mon Nov 10 13:23:31 EST 2014 Anonymous CA
85808 Sun Nov 09 23:25:30 EST 2014 Marilla Arguelles Berkeley, CA , US
85807 Sat Nov 08 12:40:12 EST 2014 rosalyn mauchline livingston, ot , GB
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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
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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
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Peace Madera
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People United for Peace of Santa Cruz County (PUP)
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.
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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 27
Veterans For Peace Chapter 91
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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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