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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85509 Mon Jul 28 18:22:55 EDT 2014 Karren Baird-Olson Lewistown, MT , US
85508 Mon Jul 28 17:44:58 EDT 2014 Roland Micklem Rock Creek, WV , UM Should be a no brainer for people of good will
85507 Mon Jul 28 17:23:51 EDT 2014 Davis Droll Boston, MA , US
85506 Mon Jul 28 16:29:42 EDT 2014 Patricia l. Lent Royal Oak, MI , US
85505 Mon Jul 28 13:45:39 EDT 2014 Ronald Brown Longmont, CO , US
85504 Sun Jul 27 18:20:50 EDT 2014 Sarah Perry Hanson, KY , US
85503 Sun Jul 27 15:37:19 EDT 2014 ali nasr 14779,
85502 Sun Jul 27 07:13:06 EDT 2014 Marcus Chick Canberra, ot , AU
85501 Sat Jul 26 20:42:36 EDT 2014 Brian V Calgary, AB , CA
85500 Sat Jul 26 14:17:47 EDT 2014 marjorie rich san antonio, TX , US
85499 Sat Jul 26 11:58:29 EDT 2014 Rzv Rehman BD
85498 Sat Jul 26 11:58:11 EDT 2014 Rzv Rehman BD
85497 Sat Jul 26 11:07:37 EDT 2014 Margaret Dolente Chadds Ford, PA , US
85496 Thu Jul 24 16:10:14 EDT 2014 Fred Sparkman La Jolla, CA , US
85495 Thu Jul 24 15:05:36 EDT 2014 Sofia Karvouna Athens, ot , GR
85494 Thu Jul 24 13:20:41 EDT 2014 Irene` Gill Oxford, GB
85493 Wed Jul 23 23:24:50 EDT 2014 Shirl Bowman Warrnambool, NH , US
85492 Wed Jul 23 12:31:48 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
85491 Wed Jul 23 11:14:50 EDT 2014 Beth Maskow Kirkwood, MO , US immoral
85490 Wed Jul 23 01:01:57 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
85489 Wed Jul 23 01:01:52 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
85488 Wed Jul 23 01:01:30 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
85487 Tue Jul 22 11:39:40 EDT 2014 joel gordon Chatham, MA , US
85486 Tue Jul 22 04:08:36 EDT 2014 Pascal PIERREDON CARPENTRAS 84200 , ot , FR
85485 Mon Jul 21 21:40:57 EDT 2014 maria bueno la mirada, CA , US please stop drone killings
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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
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Progressive Democrats of America
Project Peacemakers
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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 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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