APRIL DAYS OF ACTION 2013 – A National Uprising to Stop Drone Spying and Killing
CODEPINK and other national and local groups have joined to form the Network for Stopping Drone Spying and Warfare and are organizing April Days of Action 2013 to generate a public uprising across the United States to stop drone spying and drone warfare.
We urge you to select one or more of the days in April listed below to organize actions in your community to focus on drone-related activities where you live. The national coordinator for each set of days is listed. Please be in touch with that person to ask questions and to let them know the days on which you will focus.
April 4 – 6: Drone Manufacturing
Organizers around the country are encouraged to identify drone manufacturing facilities in their regions and organize demonstrations, teach-ins and other actions calling for an end to drone attacks and an end to the manufacture of weaponized and surveillance drones. Coordinator – Joe Scarry – [email protected]
April 16- 18: Drone Research/Training
Organizers around the country are encouraged to identify colleges and universities in their regions doing drone research and/or training of drone pilots and to call for an end to research and training related to drone warfare. Coordinator – Marge Van Cleef – [email protected]
April 27 – 28: Drone Bases
Organizers around the country will be encouraged to organize protests at drone bases in their regions. People will be encouraged also to participate in demonstrations planned during this period at the Reaper drone base at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY.
Coordinator – Dave Soumis – [email protected]
The background material linked here provides information on drone bases in the US, and some of the drone related-research and manufacturing. (NSDSW Background File_compressed.pdf ) You can find out more about drone research in your area by Googling the names of local colleges and universities along with the words “unmanned aerial systems” or “unmanned aerial vehicles”. For a list of corporations and institutions doing drone manufacturing and research see this link (from the website of the Association of Unmanned Systems International)
Please join in this unique nationwide movement, the April Days of Action 2013.