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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85678 Wed Oct 01 22:32:01 EDT 2014 Joanna Angell SAVANNAH, GA , US Stop them NOW!
85677 Wed Oct 01 17:28:57 EDT 2014 Anonymous
85676 Wed Oct 01 10:38:02 EDT 2014 Rosanne Arnowitz Saline, MI , US
85675 Wed Oct 01 01:48:11 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Barger Summertown, TN , US
85674 Tue Sep 30 19:50:20 EDT 2014 Patrik Wingård Gothenburg, ot , SE
85673 Tue Sep 30 17:13:33 EDT 2014 jon frank newyork, NY , DE
85672 Tue Sep 30 14:54:47 EDT 2014 Alice Newton Menlo Park, CA , US
85671 Tue Sep 30 04:30:47 EDT 2014 Matthijs Pontier Amsterdam, ot , NL
85670 Mon Sep 29 21:59:10 EDT 2014 Angela Garris Rimersburgh, PA , US
85669 Mon Sep 29 21:58:24 EDT 2014 John-Michael Talboo PA , US
85668 Mon Sep 29 21:36:56 EDT 2014 Kim Talboo Pulaski, PA ,
85667 Mon Sep 29 21:26:15 EDT 2014 Kyelle Eckford Novi, MI , US
85666 Mon Sep 29 14:37:49 EDT 2014 Elle Weissbuch Los Angeles, CA , US
85665 Mon Sep 29 13:52:22 EDT 2014 Alice Chan Sebastopol, CA , US
85664 Mon Sep 29 13:04:29 EDT 2014 Thomas Askjellerud Vestby, NY , NO
85663 Sun Sep 28 14:40:20 EDT 2014 Faviola De La Pena Mesa, AZ , US
85662 Sun Sep 28 12:51:50 EDT 2014 Fergus Quinlan New Quay, ot , IE The peaceful options are easier, better for all of humanity but do not make profits for the corporate arms industry.
85661 Fri Sep 26 16:43:13 EDT 2014 Anonymous Port Washington, NY , US
85660 Wed Sep 24 20:00:10 EDT 2014 Susan Pastore Portland, ME , US Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights
Peace Action Maine
Code Pink
85659 Wed Sep 24 11:50:50 EDT 2014 Nekita Gandy Starkville , MS , US
85658 Wed Sep 24 10:36:02 EDT 2014 JOHN OPPERMAN RIDGECREST, CA , US
85657 Mon Sep 22 17:08:27 EDT 2014 Nancy Hasenpusch San Andreas, CA , US
85656 Mon Sep 22 16:18:30 EDT 2014 DeLinda Ward Oregon, WI , US
85655 Mon Sep 22 15:30:01 EDT 2014 cynthia lees lansdowne, PA , US Killing people while sitting in your seat. I'm against all war, but if this is what your going to do, use the draft, including those members in congress that have children. See how fast you'll change More....
85654 Mon Sep 22 07:15:46 EDT 2014 Dona Wiedmann Montgomery , OH , 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
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Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Coalition for Grassroots Progress
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Drone Free Zone
Evanston Neighbors for Peace
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Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
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Indiana Anti-Drone Project
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