Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 29 at Penn: Living Under Drones! Report from Pakistan

October 9th, 2012. Fasting for peace in Islamabad.


Living Under Drones! Report from Pakistan
RESCHEDULED - Look for notice over the coming days for the re-scheduled program.
Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, Room 109
UPenn's Wharton School, 3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hear more about the Code Pink peace delegation to Pakistan, its mission, and what you need to know to stop the wars and this lethal new era of U.S. drone technology. Hear more about the killer drone research going on at UPenn and Drexel.

Be part of the discussion what we can do for peace!

Featured Speakers:
Joe Lombardo at a meeting
during the Code Pink Pakistan trip
  • Joe Lombardo, National Co-coordinator, United National Antiwar Coalition,and a participant in the peace delegation to Pakistan;

  • Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee's Afghanistan/Iraq program, speaking on the geo-political situation of southern Asia and the use of drones in the continuing "war on terror".

  • Marjorie Van Cleef, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, speaking on drone research and development at Penn and Drexel universities.
Other speakers, including student members of the Penn Pakistan Society, will be announced.

Organized by Philly Against War and Penn Pakistan Society

Co-sponsored by: Brandywine Peace Community; Penn for Palestine; Temple Students for Justice in Palestine; Philadelphia International Action Center; Socialist Action; Green Party of Philadelphia; Muslim Peace Coalition, and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

For additional photos of the Pakistan trip, see the Code Pink delegation photo site.

'Drone-ing On' in the Philadelphia area:

  • U.S. Representative Bob Brady of Philadelphia is a member of the large pro-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or 'drones') Congressional caucus, promoting military drone manufacturers and federal research dollars.
  • Lockheed Martin, the world's largest war profiteer, receiving more than $42 billion annually in Pentagon contracts, manufacturers drone planes, the assault missiles they carry, and the satellite systems that enable their remote control control from the continental U.S. to targets in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. (See, for instance: Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel.)
  • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and Drexel are receiving million dollar grants from the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security in drone research and expanding technology applications for killer and surveillance drones, the latter for U.S. domestic spying as well. (See, for instance, L.A. Times: Boeing technology enables drones to swarm like insects.)


Brandywine Peace Community
P.O. Box 81
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 544-1818