Friday, June 29, 2012

Tuesday July 3: Independence from Drones

On Tuesdays, many of us are active tweeting to call for an end to the war in Afghanistan: #AfghanistanTuesday.

On Tuesday, July 3, join us to call for an end to drones killings and drones surveillance in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere else. We'll be tweeting using the #nodrones tag, and we'll be tweeting members of Congress.

Let's make it a REAL Independence Day this year -- Independence Day from DRONES!

Senator Rand Paul: Just introduced a bill that protects the privacy of Americans
from the government's unwarranted use of #drones
Joe Scarry: @SenRandPaul How about a bill to protect lives of non-Americans
from the government's unwarranted murder by drones?

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We are seeing a groundswell of opposition in this country to drones killings and drone surveillance. Grassroots resistance to drones: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

(See Independence Day - from DRONES! )

Kentucky has something very important to bring to the national movement to bring U.S. drone killings under control.  Kentucky's Rand Paul has been a lone voice in the U.S. Senate asking questions about drones and putting his foot down against the unilateral exercise of executive authority in conducting war by drone.

(See Question #1 for Kentuckians: Where Does Rand Paul Stand On Drones? on the No Drones Kentucky website)

There is an eerie similarity between events in the book Paul Revere's Ride and events in our world today. I'm thinking particularly of how a network of mass resistance springs into action.

(See New World Counterinsurgency: Deja Vu All Over Again)