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 Donald Trump, 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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111386 Fri Jul 21 15:56:32 EDT 2017 Carolien Van de Stadt- Sabel Bloemendaal, ot , NL
111385 Fri Jul 21 12:24:59 EDT 2017 Ivor Hueting Eastbourne, ot , GB
111384 Fri Jul 21 12:01:40 EDT 2017 Berhard Schmidt Steffisburg, CH
111383 Fri Jul 21 11:14:17 EDT 2017 Elaine Zimmer Muenster, SK , CA
111382 Thu Jul 20 23:01:56 EDT 2017 Barbara Boltz Arlington, MA , US
111381 Thu Jul 20 22:53:08 EDT 2017 Anonymous Clark, NJ , US
111380 Thu Jul 20 20:58:55 EDT 2017 Anonymous Doraville , GA , US
111379 Thu Jul 20 20:47:11 EDT 2017 Chadidjah McFall Berkeley, CA , US
111378 Thu Jul 20 19:40:17 EDT 2017 Anonymous Lewiston, ME , US
111377 Thu Jul 20 19:37:15 EDT 2017 Radmila Swann Ottawa, ON , CA Weaponized drones are an extremely cowardly way to fight a war, and nothing to be proud of. Furthermore, they are not accurate and put civilian lives in grave danger.
111376 Thu Jul 20 18:45:18 EDT 2017 Michael Patrick Pittsburgh, PA , US
111375 Thu Jul 20 18:02:36 EDT 2017 Diana Gibbs Hamilton, TN , US
111374 Thu Jul 20 17:39:40 EDT 2017 Jasmine Wilson New Orleans, LA , US
111373 Thu Jul 20 12:39:13 EDT 2017 JOANN OCKERLANDER Raleigh, NC , US
111372 Thu Jul 20 12:33:26 EDT 2017 Melanie Kuhn West Lafayette, IN , US
111371 Thu Jul 20 11:21:14 EDT 2017 Janet Cuff Stockport, ot , GB
111370 Thu Jul 20 11:11:27 EDT 2017 Anonymous ot , JP
111369 Thu Jul 20 08:45:39 EDT 2017 Maja Villumsen Hjørring, ot , DK
111368 Thu Jul 20 08:23:10 EDT 2017 Jill Weiss Moorestown, NJ , US
111367 Thu Jul 20 07:46:21 EDT 2017 Jane H H Kavaloski Dodgeville, WI , US
111366 Thu Jul 20 05:51:55 EDT 2017 Elke Zwinge-Makamizile Berlin, ot , DE you make a very good work!
111365 Thu Jul 20 04:20:21 EDT 2017 P Øyvind NO
111364 Thu Jul 20 03:26:31 EDT 2017 Nathaniel Summers Plainfield, NJ , US
111363 Thu Jul 20 00:53:27 EDT 2017 Anonymous El Paso, TX , US
111362 Wed Jul 19 21:46:42 EDT 2017 Deonet Wolfe Camano Island, WA , US The drones are obviously not as accurate as promised and are killing non-target civilians, creating more unrest globally, and making the U.S. one of the biggest terrorists in the world. The use of the More....
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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
Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP)
On Earth Peace
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Santa Cruz Against Drones (SCAD)
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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
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