On Friday June 7th, from 5-6PM, No-Drones Santa Cruz joins: Women in Black SC, CodePink SC, People United for Peace, the Peace and Freedom Party SC, and others for a Blow the Whistle on Drones Vigil at the corner of Pacific Ave. and Cooper St., in downtown Santa Cruz.
The military trial of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, the incredibly courageous young whistleblower on the war crimes of the Iraq war, just began on June 3rd*
Stand with Us on June 7th and Blow the Whistle on Drones!
We have individual placards with the names of over 150 of the children who have been killed by US drone attacks, and many other signs to share!**
Since Barack Obama took office, thousands of civilians have died as the innocent victims of US drone attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia - well more more than half of these have been children***
are the lives of Arab children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandfathers, grandmothers.... expendable, not to be counted?****
the CIA, the Pentagon, and the President would like the American people to think this is not happening, but it is - it has been very clear since the beginning of the use of weaponized drones in those countries that many more innocent people are dying than "suspected terrorists" - yet the attacks go on each week under the direction of the President, and the people continue to die
PLEASE JOIN US!
Friday June 7th, 5-6PM
Pacific Ave. and Cooper St., downtown Santa Cruz
in front of O'Neils surfshop
for more info see:
**Santa Cruz Peace Groups Join Women in Black to Protest US Killing of Children with Drones http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/03/02/18732997.php
***U.S. Drone Strikes In Afghanistan Cause Villagers To Flee: Report http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/us-drone-strikes-afghanistan_n_2970777.html?
****Desmond Tutu Blasts US Drones: American or Not, All Victims Are Human http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/14-3