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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98869 Sat Jan 21 02:36:01 EST 2017 Karhy Ordonez San jose, CA , US
98868 Fri Jan 20 23:30:20 EST 2017 Nancy Hatfield Marysville , CA , US
98867 Fri Jan 20 19:37:26 EST 2017 drew baker OAK BROOK, IL , US
98866 Fri Jan 20 16:46:07 EST 2017 John Johnson La Crosse, WI , US
98865 Fri Jan 20 16:41:07 EST 2017 John Rodriguez SAN jose, CA , US
98864 Thu Jan 19 19:40:56 EST 2017 Tristan Valliant San Jose, CA , US
98863 Thu Jan 19 01:46:57 EST 2017 Alex Dexter Las Vegas, NV , US
98862 Sun Jan 15 17:13:06 EST 2017 Sonja Glas Herrsching, ot , DE
98861 Sun Jan 15 11:56:26 EST 2017 Jeffrey Juran Ithaca, NY , US
98860 Sat Jan 14 14:26:27 EST 2017 camille kerpen Portland, OR , US Weaponized drones must be baned--
their use and their sale.
98859 Sat Jan 14 11:15:43 EST 2017 Charles Mackie Deforest, WI , US
98858 Fri Jan 13 22:35:59 EST 2017 Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR , US
98857 Fri Jan 13 14:17:23 EST 2017 Michael Amy Rochester, NY , US Totally unaccpetable. Do we have no shame?!
98856 Thu Jan 12 23:11:53 EST 2017 Troy Shelton san mateo, CA , US
98855 Thu Jan 12 21:18:18 EST 2017 meaveen o'connor Berkeley, CA , US
98854 Thu Jan 12 17:03:30 EST 2017 Anonymous Chula Vista, CA , US
98853 Thu Jan 12 13:36:42 EST 2017 Anonymous AL , US
98852 Thu Jan 12 02:22:43 EST 2017 Robert Colburn SUNLAND, CA , US
98851 Wed Jan 11 16:35:58 EST 2017 Carmela Ieroianni Milan, ot , IT
98850 Wed Jan 11 08:36:52 EST 2017 Antonio Toston Madrid, ES Se puede acabar con la vida en la tierra.Hay locos que son capaces de hacerlo. No se lo permitamos.
98849 Tue Jan 10 08:41:20 EST 2017 Seton Cunneen Washington, DC , US
98848 Tue Jan 10 03:00:25 EST 2017 doris m. wernig dornbirn, ot , AT
98847 Mon Jan 09 16:09:35 EST 2017 Anonymous Philadelphia, PA , US
98846 Sun Jan 08 22:25:38 EST 2017 Mj Rohrer Philadelphia , PA , US
98845 Sun Jan 08 20:12:31 EST 2017 Susan Rohrer Beltsville, MD , 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
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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 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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