Friday, April 19, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones in PHILADELPHIA

Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m.
A Free Public Forum on Drone Warfare...
and Why We Must Oppose It
Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (located near University of Pennsylvania at the corner of 37th & Chestnut Street, enter on 37th Street; easily accessible by SEPTA bus #23, and Market Street subway.  See )

U.S. unmanned drones, remotely controlled from command centers throughout the U.S. and through space  by satellites built by Lockheed Martin, firing Lockheed Martin produced Hellfire missiles, have killed thousands of civilians in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.This month, demonstrations have taken place around the nation in protest of this imperialistic killing and the industry that makes it possible.
Demonstration in front of the White House on Saturday, 4/13 as
 part of the April Days of Action Against Drones.
 More killing awaits in this new era of robotic warfare, and the Philadelphia region is poised to be complicit in this.There are now plans to open a new command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station (formerly the Willow Grove Naval Air Station), outside of Philadelphia, from which to conduct drone warfare from the continental U.S. to targets on the other side of the world.  Meanwhile, drone research and technology application continues at UPenn and Drexel.

Forum will include:
• Hamzah Saif, Pakistan-Afghanistan Editor at Ajam Media Collective; authors the Pakistan column at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs; frequent contributor to political commentary journals.
• Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

• Marjorie Van Cleef, Womens’ International League for Peace and Freedom

Sponsored by Philly Against War.  Endorsers: Brandywine Peace Community, Philadelphia International Action Center, Philadelphia Green Party, Socialist Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
For more information: (610) 544-1818 or (856) 220-7188

Upcoming Anti-Drone War Action:
Thursday - Saturday, April 25 - 27, UPenn drone research protest display and leafleting during the Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania. Noon - 2p.m., each day( 34th & Walnut Streets in University City/West Phila., PA 19104.) 
Thousands of people from around the country and the world each year come to the celebrated Penn Relays.  Let them know about about the drone side of UPenn.

April Days of Action Against Drones continue! Learn more about events going on around the country!

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