Reports from Hancock and Beyond
image_pdfimage_print

Nine Arrested Good Friday at Hancock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ann Tiffany (315) 478-4571 Syracuse, NY Mary Anne Grady Flores (607) 280-8797 Ithaca, NY John Amidon (518)-312-6442 Albany, NY upstatedroneaction.org,       www.knowdrones.com/ PRESS RELEASE FOR GOOD FRIDAY PROTEST AT HANCOCK  Syracuse, NY – April 14 Nine non-violent civil resisters of Upstate Drone Action were arrested at the main entrance of Hancock Air National Guard Base protesting the extrajudicial drone killings perpetrated from the base. Three people hung on drone crosses representing victims of US drone strikes from

Continue reading

Good Friday Statement at Hancock Base

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ann Tiffany (315) 478-4571 Syracuse, NY Mary Anne Grady Flores (607) 280-8797 Ithaca, NY John Amidon (518)-312-6442 Albany, NY upstatedroneaction.org,       www.knowdrones.com/ GOOD FRIDAY HANCOCK DRONE ACTION STATEMENT April 14, 2017 ~ Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Recognizing that 70% of our nation identify as Christian, we come to the gates of the Hancock drone base to make real the crucifixion today. As Jesus and others were crucified by the Roman Empire, drones are

Continue reading

MLK: Beyond Vietnam

Some friends of ours held an event last week to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s powerful speech at the Riverside Church in New York on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination. In that speech Dr. King makes a powerful connection between racism and war. Kings’ clear vision lit a new path for us but we were not ready to follow. Now it is more relevant than ever. In this video, you can listen to Upstate

Continue reading

Hancock Nativity Tableau Charges Dismissed

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 contact: Ed Kinane  315) 478-4571 home 10 March 2017                                                  John Amidon 518) 312-6442 cell CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST 12/23 “NATIVITY FOUR” HANCOCK REAPER DRONE PROTESTERS FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S JURY ACQUITTAL OF THE “BIG BOOKS” HANCOCK DRONE PROTESTERS In a surprise move, DeWitt Town Court Judge David Gideon dismissed charges against all four* Upstate Drone Action activists protesting the hunter/killer MQ9 Reaper drones piloted over Afghanistan by the 174th Attack Wing of the NY National

Continue reading

Four Arrested Enacting Nativity at Hancock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 December 2016 Contact: Ann Tiffany (315) 478-4571 home- Syracuse, NY Mary Anne Grady Flores (607) 280-8797 Ithaca UpstateDroneAction.org                                                                               Video by Jay Wilcox FOUR ARRESTED ENACTING NATIVITY SCENE AT HANCOCK DRONE BASE Syracuse, NY – On Friday, December 23, four activists were arrested at the main entrance of Hancock Air National Guard Base as many throughout the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince

Continue reading

MultiFaith Anti-Drone Conference

I attended the Multifaith Anti-Drone Warfare Conference at Stony Point Retreat Center in the lower Hudson Valley.   It was a busy event with good food, good company and interesting discussions. The videos were made by Wilton Vought and can be found on Other Voices Other Choices, along with a lot of other interesting materials including audio podcasts. The panel Friday evening featured ex CIA officer, Ray McGovern, ex Airforce Intelligence Officer Christopher Aaron who served in Afghanistan, and Kambali Musavuli

Continue reading

Inside Drone Warfare Symposium

Inside Drone Warfare Panel

If, like me, you were not able to attend “Inside Drone Warfare”, the Whistle Blower Symposium organized by Nick Mottern and Ann Wright in Las Vegas this spring during Shut Down Creech!, you can still view the speakers in these YouTube videos.   I watched them and was glad I took the time.   Ann Wright moderates the event. Part 1:  Jesselyn Radack of Whisper Whistleblower and Resource Protection Program and Cian Westmoreland, former Drone Maintenance Technician Part 2: Christopher Aaron, former

Continue reading

SHUT DOWN CREECH- A Success!

Toby Blome wants to Shut Down Creech!

Successful Week at SHUT DOWN CREECH! Democracy Now, April 4, 2016 (At 11.50) Democracy Now, April 1, 2016 (At 11.27) 25 Activists Arrested in Two days of Nonviolent Blockades at Gates to Creech AFB; Activists from over 20 states participated in week-long Mass Mobilization to End Drone Warfare Videos of action by Holly Severson: 1- Full Length kids action: http://smallworldradio.net/doubletap.mov 2- Edited shorts from the action: http://www.smallworldradio.net/DN.mov      

Continue reading

Veterans and Activists Arrested Protesting Drone Terror at Creech AFB

 Veterans and Activists Arrested Protesting Drone Terror at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada Veterans For Peace national President Barry Ladendorf, Board member Tarak Kauff, and Advisory Board member Ann Wright were among eight peace activists who were arrested early Thursday morning, after physically blocking the main gate to Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada. Also arrested were VFP members Barry Binks (long time, often arrested drone protester),Ken Mayers, Chris Kundson and Leslie Harris, along with Joan Pleume

Continue reading

Shut Down Creech, 1st Report

REPORT # 1: SHUT DOWN CREECH by Toby Blome Tues. Mar. 29, 2016 We had a most successful 1st vigil on Mon. Mar. 28, with a good crowd of about 20 “Creechers” joining us for the very 1st morning vigil, with over 16 campers for the first evening at Camp Justice Sunday night. Monday afternoon spring desert winds picked up ferociously, at times with gusts at over 60mph (evening weather reports said 70mph winds), and temperatures dropped drastically, testing our

Continue reading