As the military and CIA escalate the number of drone attacks against Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have led to heavy civilian casualties, activists are preparing – for the first time – to protest these robotic killers at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia on January 16, from 1-4pm.
Speaking at this event will be:
– Cindy Sheehan (world renowned U.S. anti-war/peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee)
– Cynthia McKinney (former six term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Green Party candidate for President of the United States)
– Hadi Jawad (Pakistani-American and Co-founder of the Crawford Peace House)
– Kathy Kelly (U.S. peace activist, pacifist and author, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence)
– Debra Sweet (Brooklyn-based director of World Can’t Wait)
– Bruce Gagnon (coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space)
– Joshua Smith (anti-war/peace activist, analyst and coordinator)
– David Rovics (musician)
According to an announcement for the action, which can be read in full here:
On the day of the event, activists will demand that the United States and its allies adhere to the protection of civilians (non-combatants) in international armed conflicts in accordance with the multiple existing conventions, protocols and customary international laws. These same activists will, of course, also demand an end to the wars and occupations currently under way and an immediate withdrawal of all troops and contractors.