Stop the Reaper! End the Wars!
A Report from Afghanistan and from Resistance to the Drones
Thursday October 13th at 1pm (Bring a lunch)
American Friends Service Committee, 65 9th Street, San Francisco
BART: Civic Center
Over the past few years we have witnessed the increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper, to undertake armed attacks around the globe. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia have all been subject to drone strikes by US drones remote controlled from bases in the US, many thousands of miles away.
Drawing on his experiences in visiting Afghanistan and nonviolent resistance to Predator and Reaper drone warfare here in the U.S., Brian Terrell will speak to the urgency of an immediate end to the "war on terror." He will address the social, economic and security costs that U.S. aggression inflicts both on foreign battle fields and on battle fields at home.
Brian visited Afghanistan for three weeks in Dec. 2010 with Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers. In Jan. 2011, Brian and 13 others were convicted of trespass in a Las Vegas court for their protest at Creech Air Force Base, from where unmanned robotic “drone" aerial raids on Afghanistan are controlled. He is awaiting trial for resisting killer drones in April 2011 at Hancock AFB in New York.
Brian lives and works at the Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa, and is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. For more information contact Rosalie at rplatzer27 [at] gmail.com