Reports from Hancock and Beyond
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Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters Trial to Continue Jan. 23-24

Contacts: Judy Bello, Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, Rochester, NY, (585) 733-4058 Mary Anne Grady Flores, Catholic Worker, Ithaca, NY, (607) 280-8797 Ed Kinane, Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, Syracuse, NY (315) 478-4571 Elliott Adams, Past President of Veterans for Peace, Sharon springs, NY (518) 441-2697 Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse, NY, (315) 472-5478 (SPC), (315) 383-5738 (cell) Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters Trial to Continue Jan. 23-24

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Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters Trial to Continue Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2014 Contacts: Ed Kinane, Upstate Drone Action, Syracuse, NY, (315) 478-4571 Mary Anne Grady Flores, Ithaca Catholic Worker (607) 280-8797 Judy Bello, Upstate Drone Action, Rochester, NY (585) 733-4058 Elliott Adams, Past President of Veterans for Peace (518) 441-2697 Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council and Upstate Drone Action (315) 472-5478 (SPC), (315) 383-5738 (cell) Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters Trial to Continue Monday January 6 The first day of the trial of the Hancock

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Trial Begins for Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2014 Contact: Mary Anne Grady Flores, Catholic Worker, Ithaca, NY, (607) 280-8797 Ed Kinane, Upstate Drone Action, Syracuse, NY, (315) 478-4571 Elliott Adams, Past Pres. Veterans for Peace, Sharon Springs, NY, (518) 441-2697 Trial Begins for Hancock 16 Drone War Crimes Resisters Friday January 3, 5:00 PM, DeWitt Town Court, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, NY Press Conferences: Friday Jan 3 4 pm and Saturday Jan 4 9 am DEWITT, N.Y. Jan 2, 2014  On

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Press Release: 3 Arrested Dec 9 at Hancock

THREE ARRESTED DEC 9 TRYING TO DELIVER A CITIZENS’ ORDER OF PROTECTION TO THE 174TH REAPER DRONE ATTACK WING AT HANCOCK AIR BASE This afternoon, December 9, 2013, two Yale Divinity students and a Catholic Worker were arrested as they peaceably remained at the Hancock Reaper drone base entrance on East Molloy Rd in DeWitt, New York. They were attempting to deliver a citizens’ Order of Protection on behalf of Afghan drone survivors.  

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Hancock Air Base Defendants’ (Expired) Orders Of Protection Re-Issued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 October 2013 CONTACT: Clare Grady, (607) 273-6257 Ed Kinane, (315) 478-4571 DE WITT, NY JUDGE RE-ISSUES HANCOCK AIR BASE DEFENDANTS’ EXPIRED ORDERS OF PROTECTION, SUPPRESSING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO PROTEST DRONE WAR CRIMES THERE In 2012 on October 25, seventeen U.S. Americans, as part of Upstate Drone Action’s ongoing campaign to expose the extensive killings of innocent civilians by weaponized Reaper drones piloted from Hancock Air Base, were arrested as they protested outside the base, blocking its

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Ash Wednesday Defendants NOT GUILTY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2O13 11:50pm CONTACT: Ellen Grady 607-279-8303 Carmen Trotta  212-254-1640  St. Joe’s Catholic Worker Ash Wednesday Defendants NOT GUILTY! In a historic decision five Catholic Worker activists were acquitted earlier this evening of Disorderly Conduct charges for blocking the main entrance to Hancock Air Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard, Syracuse, New York. Hancock is a Reaper drone hub whose technicians pilot weaponized drones over Afghanistan. The five went “pro se,”

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James Ricks’ Testimony

I’m going to start with this judge. It’s from some notes I took while in Pakistan. It feels appropriate. ” I have had a panoramic view of the suffering experienced by the targets of our illegal, immoral drone assassination program. Here the buffer created by the distance, and the feeling of the effect being muted, is instantly removed. We embraced a Sheikh from Waziristan shortly after his accounting of a 6 rocket drone attack that had obliterated his home killing

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Ramsey Clark Press Release

Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars N E W S    R E L E A S E November 3, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carol Baum, 315-472-5478 (SPC), 315-383-5738 (cell) Mary Anne Grady Flores 607-280-8797 Ramsey Clark to Testify as Expert Witness at Hancock 38 Trial Press Conference Featuring Clark on Thursday, November 3 at 2:30 There will be a press conference featuring Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark at 2:30 on Thursday, November 3 outside the

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Opening Statement: Pro Se Defendant James Ricks, Jr.

Your Honor, my name is James Ricks, pro se defendant. I live in Endfield NY, a small berg on the outskirts of Ithaca.  My family, I have recently learned, has lived in the area since the 1820’s. My great, great grandfather, Charles Reed had escaped slavery in the south, made his way to Canada, where he married my great great grandmother a Mohawk woman. Together they returned to upstate NY, settled in the Ithaca area where my family has lived

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