Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September 27 - Stop Drone War Command Center at Horsham

Stop Drone War Command Center

Demonstration to Stop the establishment of the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, outside of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County, PA.

These demonstrations in Horsham continue the last Saturday of the Month, Noon – 2p.m. After more than a year and a half, still going strong. Join the protest, join the campaign to bring a halt to remote controlled killing!

Bring umbrella in the event of rain, sunblock, and water bottle. Features large banners and signs, bell-tolling, music, reading names of drone strike victims. Large drone replica display and much more.

Link to photos from the July demonstration in Horsham. Enjoy!

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Organizer: Brandywine Peace Community
Venue: Horsham Air Guard Station
Address: Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road
City: Horsham, PA, 19040

For additional details: 

Contact Name: Brandywine Peace Community
Contact email address :
Contact phone : (610) 544-1818
Website: (see EVENTS)

This event is one of the dozens of Campaign Nonviolence actions
taking place nationwide during September, 2014, many of them
organized by groups with a strong history of protesting drones
killings and drone surveillance.
See the full list of actions nationwide.

Related posts

Perhaps the single most significant consequence of the advent of killer drones is that they allow the state to efficiently separate war-making from the emotional involvement of the people of the country using them. In other words, with the coming of drone warfare, we have been denied the opportunity for empathy with those affected by our (direct and indirect) actions.

(See Why is "Ending the military drone program" a pillar of Campaign Nonviolence?)

Fifty demonstrators of all political stripes marched in front of Horsham's Air National Guard Base on Saturday 4/28, in protest of its upcoming conversion to a drone command center. The event, which received coverage by local media, was organized by Horsham native Sean Miller, who reported that he was motivated to action by learning that drones would be piloted from the area in which he grew up.

(See April Days of Action Against Drones Concludes at Horsham Air National Guard Base )

The Horsham protests are part of a longstanding series of protests in and around Philadelphia against drone warfare and other forms of militarism.

(See Successful vigil against drone death on 3/1 in Philadelphia)

Iowa is resisting the establishment of a drone command center, too. As reported via a well-crafted video report in the Des Moines Register, over 100 Catholic Workers and members of Veterans for Peace, among other Iowans, arose on St. Patrick's day at the 132nd Air National Guard base to bear witness to those killed by drone warfare and to deliver an indictment to base commanders in protest of the base's conversion to one that will be used to pilot drones.

(See 7 Arrested delivering powerful indictment of drone warfare at 132nd division Air National Guard Base )

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