Saturday, June 24, Noon – 2p.m. – Protest the drone war command center at Horsham Air Guard Station.
Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road.
STAND UP. BE THERE. IGNITE PEACE! Last Saturday of the month.
Now fully operational, along with other U.S. drone command centers across the domestic U.S., which means that drones and the Hellfire missiles they a carry are being directed from the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station killing people thousands of miles away
See directions and map below. Recommended parking in the Regal Cinemas Warrington Crossing on Rout 611 just beyond County Line Road. Dress according to the weather and bring a umbrella in the event of rain.
The U.S. Air Force has established a drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station. From there, MQ-9 Reaper drone can be piloted by remote control to launch their deadly Hellfire missiles against people on the other side of the world.
Since April 2013, and the announcement that a drone war command center was planned for the Horsham PA Air Guard Station, there have been focused protests at the base (last Saturday of the month, Noon – 2p.m.) as well as other events throughout the region.
Join the campaign to stop the drone war command center in Horsham which is due to be fully operation this year, 2015. Make an appeal to computer drone war operators or prospective operators whose hands are on the “killing sticks” at the Horsham command center: JUST WALK AWAY; End the Violence.
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Nonviolence Discipline for Demonstration Participants
To assist in the unity of demonstration participants, and to project justice, our humanity, and moral message:
1. We will not carry weapons.
2. We will not vandalize or destroy property.
3. We will not use or carry alcohol or illegal drugs.
4. We will not run or make threatening motions.
5. We will not insult, swear at, or attack anyone, refraining, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from “the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.”
6. We will not assault, verbally or physically, those who oppose or disagree with us.
7. Our attitude, conveyed through our words, symbols and actions, will be one of peace, openness, and respect toward everyone.
8. We will remain focused on the message of the demonstration, cooperate with the planning of the demonstration, and help maintain its nonviolent discipline.
9. If an individual has a serious disagreement with the organizers of the action that cannot be resolved, the individual will withdraw from the action.
10. We will maintain — in word and deed — our nonviolent resolve for peace and justice.
Initiated by the Brandywine Peace Community and the American Friends Service Committee, the nonviolent campaign to stop the drone war command center has the endorsement of a growing list of groups and activists: Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Catholic Peace Fellowship; Coalition for Peace Action (Princeton, NJ); Death Walk Against Drones; LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern); Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Global Women’s Strike/Phila.; Granny Peace Brigade—Philadelphia; Green Party of Philadelphia; Greens of Montgomery and Bucks County; Main Line Peace Action; Pacem in Terris (Wilmington, DE); Payday men’s network/Phila.; Peace & Justice Ministry of St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church in Germantown; Philly Against War; Peace Center of Delaware County; Philadelphia Catholic Worker; Shalom House/Circle of Hope; Veterans for Peace; Vietnam Veterans Against the War; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Phila-Delco.
March 2013 the U.S. Air Force announced, along with local, state, and federal officials, chief among them U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan (R, CD 7), plans to establish a drone war command center within the 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, at Horsham Air National Guard Station.
The purpose of the drone war command center in Horsham is remote-controlled killing. From Horsham, computer piloted “Reaper” drones are directed to targets thousands of miles away.
These attack drones carry deadly Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs that are fired by computer “pilot” command from the U.S. against people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia. Drone strikes have killed thousands of people, mostly civilians and children whose images and faces may have appeared on the pilot’s computer monitor.
The multi-million-dollar drone command center in Horsham is a central part of the growing network of drone bases, training sites, and command centers, crisscrossing the U.S, funded by billions of U.S. tax dollars, and enabling remote-controlled drone strikes around the world. Millions in federal dollars were appropriated in October 2013 for the PA drone command center, which is now fully operational and conducting drone killing ‘missions’ from Horsham, PA.
More on drone warfare, www.knowdrones.com
‘Meet the Reaper’, the MQ-9 Reaper DroneUnmanned, remote-controlled, 66 foot wingspan, 4,900 lbs., 230 mph cruise speed, 1,150-mile range, 50,000 max. altitude, $53.5 million (FY 2006 dollars)=cost of four aircraft with sensors, (not counting weaponry and remote-control technology)
Reaper Weaponry: Hellfire Missiles (Lockheed Martin); Paveway/GBU-38 Laser-Guilded Bombs (Raytheon)