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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98795 Thu Dec 08 04:36:27 EST 2016 Joyce Murchie Hewitt, TX , US
98794 Wed Dec 07 15:06:20 EST 2016 Alison Robb Woods Hole, MA , US
98793 Wed Dec 07 10:56:12 EST 2016 James Gould Cotuit, MA , US
98792 Wed Dec 07 04:49:29 EST 2016 peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
98791 Wed Dec 07 03:32:36 EST 2016 Anonymous Oslo, ot , NO
98790 Tue Dec 06 19:53:06 EST 2016 John Coleman Springville, AL , US
98789 Tue Dec 06 19:51:36 EST 2016 Andrea Nash Cambridge, MA , US
98788 Tue Dec 06 07:45:12 EST 2016 Anna Crowe St Andrews, GB
98787 Mon Dec 05 00:10:14 EST 2016 Zoe Harris San Anselmo, CA , US
98786 Sun Dec 04 20:20:36 EST 2016 Cletus stein amarillo, TX , US
98785 Sun Dec 04 18:57:36 EST 2016 Katherin Balles Bremerton, WA , US
98784 Sun Dec 04 18:55:28 EST 2016 Nina Baker Las Vegas, NV , US
98783 Sun Dec 04 18:47:52 EST 2016 Molly Huddleston Santa Rosa, CA , US
98782 Sat Dec 03 16:49:21 EST 2016 Anonymous s h, FL , US
98781 Sat Dec 03 10:50:33 EST 2016 Lise Dallaire Rockland, ON , CA
98780 Thu Dec 01 21:01:30 EST 2016 F David Tucker Leon, Leon, IN , NI
98779 Thu Dec 01 10:56:17 EST 2016 Johnny Jones Jr Minneapolis, MN , US
98778 Wed Nov 30 05:08:45 EST 2016 peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
98777 Mon Nov 28 21:25:15 EST 2016 Adrian Swanston Vancouver, BC , CA
98776 Sun Nov 27 22:59:23 EST 2016 Miguel Ornelas Gardena , CA , US
98775 Sun Nov 27 16:55:50 EST 2016 Karin Bates Cedar Grove, NJ , US
98774 Sun Nov 27 16:10:03 EST 2016 d.a. roy houston, TX , US
98773 Sun Nov 27 11:11:06 EST 2016 Lorraine Martinez Indian Mound, TN , US
98772 Sun Nov 27 01:47:41 EST 2016 booh edouardo san francisco, CA , US
98771 Sat Nov 26 18:01:27 EST 2016 C Stevens Woods Cross, UT , 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
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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
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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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