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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81037 Fri Apr 18 14:07:23 EDT 2014 Anonymous NY, NY ,
81036 Thu Apr 17 06:27:30 EDT 2014 Brechan Fraser Calgary, AB , CA
81035 Thu Apr 17 03:39:44 EDT 2014 Quentin Bowman Vancouver, BC , CA
81034 Wed Apr 16 20:07:52 EDT 2014 Anonymous Just did a write up about this. http://dollyhite.com/blog/?p=150#sthash.CoQa7Wu7.dpbs The USA hasn't had the same experience as the rest of the world with drones and alot needs to be done to make More....
81033 Wed Apr 16 18:44:57 EDT 2014 Anonymous Monroe, WI , US If this was done unto us in the USA how would we react? This is wrong headed and short sighted. We are better than this, besides no good comes from this in the end. One day our empire will be gone...look More....
81032 Wed Apr 16 16:58:16 EDT 2014 Ryan Keane Marlborough, MA , US
81031 Wed Apr 16 16:07:39 EDT 2014 lucas yoann brest, FR
81030 Wed Apr 16 13:38:15 EDT 2014 Richard Schwager Santa Barbara, CA , US
81029 Wed Apr 16 11:47:11 EDT 2014 Lacey Kammerer Milpitas, CA , US
81028 Tue Apr 15 06:31:22 EDT 2014 James Phelps Winnetka, CA , US
81027 Mon Apr 14 20:09:32 EDT 2014 Martha Sullivan Del Mar, CA , US
81026 Mon Apr 14 19:57:16 EDT 2014 Martha Sullivan Del Mar, CA , US
81025 Sun Apr 13 06:50:52 EDT 2014 Donna Sladovnik TX ,
81024 Sat Apr 12 18:11:29 EDT 2014 Connie Jean Santa Monica, CA , US
81023 Sat Apr 12 18:02:46 EDT 2014 Jonathan Mitchell Madison, AL , US
81022 Sat Apr 12 17:59:49 EDT 2014 Paul Stills Santa Monica, CA , US
81021 Sat Apr 12 14:18:49 EDT 2014 Deirdre Benavides Arlington, TX , US
81020 Sat Apr 12 13:18:08 EDT 2014 Karen Muhammad OH , US
81019 Sat Apr 12 02:21:27 EDT 2014 Sharon Powell grand marais, MN , US
81018 Fri Apr 11 21:28:21 EDT 2014 Barbara Laxon your city, FL , US
81017 Thu Apr 10 16:11:10 EDT 2014 L. Glasner NY, NY , US
81016 Thu Apr 10 15:02:49 EDT 2014 Robert R. Holt TRURO, MA , US
81015 Thu Apr 10 13:44:55 EDT 2014 Anonymous Big Bear City, CA , US
81014 Thu Apr 10 12:41:32 EDT 2014 Susan Balmer Chicago, IL , US
81013 Thu Apr 10 12:38:06 EDT 2014 Philip Dennany Indianapolis, IN , US The rogue United States government leadership must be made to end their drone crimes against humanity, and all of their fraudulently justified 'for profit' wars of terror and aggression.
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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
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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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