After the 2019 January-February Winter Pause, join the resumption of Protests at Horsham Air Guard Station!
Saturday, March 30, Noon – 2:00 pm., Public Protest of the drone war command operation at the Horsham Air Guard Station, outside of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County, at the intersection of Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads. Last Saturday of the month recurring protest at the Horsham Air Guard Station, now entering the 7th year.
IGNITE PEACE IN HORSHAM…Stop the U.S. policy of Endless War. End U.S. drone warfare and the drone war command in Horsham, PA.
On March 30, join us in memorium to the assassination (April 4, 1968) of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and listen to Dr. King’s words from his speech exactly one year before his death (April 4, 1967) about the need to end the Vietnam War. Referring to the U.S. government as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”, Dr. King encouraged resistance the “evil triplets” of American society: Racism, Greed, and Militarism.
STAND UP. BE THERE. IGNITE PEACE!
The U.S. Air Force has established a drone war remote computer command operation 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.
In 2016, the drone warfare command center in Horsham became fully operational, joining at the time at least 11 other such drone command center across the continental U.S. conducting killer drone missions across the world
See the following article about the Horsham operation and what it does that appeared in The Intelligencer, April 7, 2016: https://www.theintell.com/74e86d70-fb64-11e5-8d8a-af24972af163.html
Now, join others in continuing to protest the drone warfare command at the Horsham Air Guard Station.
There are people who can actually stop drone warfare they are the drone war computer operators in Horsham and other drone command centers. Stand in appeal to computer drone operators or prospective operators whose hands are on the “killing sticks”: Dear Drone Operators, End the Violence, Just Walk Away…Love, Your Neighbors
Trump is ordering airstrikes at 5 times the pace Obama did: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-is-ordering-airstrikes-at-5-times-the-pace-obama-did-2017-4
Drone Strikes Up 432 Percent Under Donald Trump
- 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, 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, see 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)