International Campaign to Ban Killer Drones Launched…From Horsham, PA, Ignite Peace, Support the Appeal and Continue the Demand: Stop PA Drone War Operations.
May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
a new campaign for an international treaty to ban weaponized drones and military
and police drone surveillance.
Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, Ignite Peace in Horsham, PA…
SUPPORT THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN KILLER DRONES …
Protest PA Drone War Operations and the Drone War Command Center at Horsham, PA, Air Guard Station (the heart of drone war operations in Pennsylvania)
REMEMBER ALL THE WAR DEAD. IGNITE PEACE.
Sat., May 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Horsham PA Air National Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA.
(where people have gathered for protest demonstrations since 2013)
Banners, signs aplenty, nearby parking, stand, sit (bring a chair), make a song, speak-out in support of the International Campaign to Ban Killer Drones. IGNITE PEACE!
One of the country’s 12 drone remote command centers, throughout the continental U.S., now operating at the Horsham Air Guard Station
Dear Drone Operators: Just Walk Away; Stop the Killing! Peace, Your Neighbors
Appeal to the Governor of Penna., the civilian head of PA Air National Guard
*Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, : BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS!
Governor Wolf can really do something to stop drone warfare.
For more informatiion, call the Brandywine Peace Community, 215-843-4827.
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, the nonviolent campaign to stop the drone war command operation has the endorsement of the following 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 first appropriated in October 2013 for the drone command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station. The remote drone command became fully operational in 2016 and is now conducting drone killing ‘missions’ from the station.
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)