Thursday, May 2, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones in NEW YORK STATE

Upstate New York State has long been the center of resistance to drone militarism in the United States. The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones has led protests at Hancock Air Force Base and other locations for years.

Now, actions throughout New York State will be instrumental in a nationwide month of resistance to drone killing and drone surveillance - the April Days of Action Against Drones. In addition, events will be taking place in New York City, and elsewhere in the state. Find an event near you in the list below and GET INVOLVED!

UPDATE: Judy Bello of Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars appeared with Noor Mir of CODEPINK on Clearing the Fog Radio to discuss the impacts of drone warfare and promote the upcoming Convergence for Inspiration and Actions in Syracuse!

SYRACUSE - April 26, 2013 - Resisting Global Wars, Drones and Empire, A Convergence for Inspiration and Actions: April 26-28: Syracuse NY Friday evening we will come together Saturday we will have speakers and activities throughout the day Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Kathy Kelly, David Swanson, Bruce Gagnon, Debra Sweet, Nick Mottern are among our speakers Sunday we will protest at Hancock National Guard Air Base Refer to for updated information

GREENLAWN - April 30, 2013 - Not In My Neighborhood! Expose BAE's Drones! Street Theatre Actions: Looking for MORE participants! DATES/TIMES: whatever's good for all participants! (ACTUAL DATES/TIMES is NOT NECCESARILY APRIL 30). Across the street from BAE on the public grass buffer strip along the south side of Pulaski Rd in Greenlawn. We have done this before in this same location, with an installation of a mock graveyard of drone victims, complete with headstones and dark-clothed mourners and message signs, on the buffer strip facing commuter traffic. It was a really successful head-turner/car-stopper! Contact Occupy Huntington at 631-486-4818 or woodge1'at'

NEW PALTZ - April 13, 2013 - Drone Protest: Join our picket line with signs visible to busy traffic at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Elting Library (Main St. across from Starbucks). At 12 noon, march with signs and leaflets through the business district (about a half hour). Organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter. Info, Two public parking lots on Plattekill Ave., including at Village Hall.

NEW YORK CITY - April 3, 2013 - Peace Grannies Anti-Drone protest: All New York City peace grandmothers and supporters and other interested parties will met April 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Grandmothers Against the War vigil site at Rockefeller Center, the west side of 5th Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts. So far, Col. Ann Wright has agreed to speak. We will have drone models, banners and signs and, hopefully, some media. Participants will include the Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies, Grandmothers Against the War, Grey Panthers, and many others.

April 9, 2013 - Protest Cornell-Technion Partnership in NYC: New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership will conduct their monthly protest, which will include a protest of Technion's development of drones. See:

April 25, 2013 - DRONE PROTEST L-3 COMMUNICATIONS: Join the protest at the headquarters L-3 Communications, of one of the 10 largest military contractors, 600 Third Avenue, calling out their work on attack drones and drone surveillance.

PORT JEFFERSON - March 30, 2013 - A March to End War and Violence: Join the North Country Peace Group as we march to end war and violence and to end the killing of innocent people using drone warfare.

ROCHESTER - April 10, 2013 - Ground the Drones: We will protest drone murders, around the world, at our bi monthly anti drone vigil. Our model Reaper will hover over us, as we hold signs with photos and names of some of the drone murdered. We will hand out informational flyers, and talk to people who are only now finding out about drone warfare. 12 Corners, at Monroe Avenue, Brighton

(Add additional New York State events to the master list of national April Days of Action actions.)

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