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Drone Assassinations (continued)

by Elizabeth Fattah and Marge Van Cleef

According to the Vets for Peace advisory, the Predator Drone makes continuing war an easy choice, thus keeping America and the world embroiled in current and future wars of choice.

People are fighting back against targeted assassinations by drones. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, based in the United Kingdom, has made it a priority to keep track of those killed by the US drone program.

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Philadelphia activists participating in the monthly "Death Walk," educating passers-by about drones.

In Philadelphia there is a monthly “Death Walk” with leaflets alerting downtown shoppers to the illegal and deadly use of drones. Soon there will be a similar action in Boston.

For a starter list of activist groups seeking to stop the expansion of drone killings, see http://upstatedroneaction.org/links.html.

John Heid, in a letter to the New York Times published July 20, 2012, wrote, “The moral case for Drones is hauntingly reminiscent of the Vietnam war-era strategy of bombing villages to save them. The technology is more sophisticated, but the tactic remains barbaric.”