Reports from Hancock and Beyond
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To Hancock Reaper Drone Workers

HANCOCK REAPER DRONE WORKERS: HONOR YOUR OATH To the men and women of the 174th Attack Wing of the NYS National Guard: Each of you, when you joined the United States Armed Forces raised your right hand and solemnly swore to uphold the United States Constitution. Article VI of that Constitution states: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority

Grandma Drone Protester Begins 6 Month Sentence

Mary Anne Taken into Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hancock Drone Resister Grandma Goes to Jail DeWitt, NY, Jan 19   Following a 1/2 hour press conference, Mary Anne Grady Flores, a mother, grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, then handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse. In December, Judge Miller of the Onondaga County Court of Appeals heard arguments for an appeal of her previous conviction for violating the

Press Conference: Grandma Drone Resister Goes to Jail

A press conference was held for Mary Anne Grady Flores at 4:30 on Tuesday, Jan 19 before she was taken away to serve her six month sentence in the Jamesville Correctional Facility.      Mary Anne is a life long activist, mother and grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business in Ithaca, NY.  During her absence, Mary Anne will be will be greatly missed her family, and most likely some hungry customers as well.   But, Mary Anne would prefer

Drone Pilots Open Letter, Telling the Truth

Drone Pilots’ Open Letter to President Obama, Ash Carter and John Brennan To: President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C. Secretary Ashton B. Carter Department of Defense Director John O. Brennan Central Intelligence Agency November 18, 2015 Dear President Obama, Secretary Carter and Director Brennan: We are former Air Force service members. We joined the Air Force to protect American lives and to protect our Constitution. We came to the realization that the innocent civilians we were killing only

Col Ann Wright Addresses Col. Evans’ OOP

Colonel Ann Wright’s Statement 1-19-16 As Grandmother Mary Ann Grady Flores is taken to jail today for violating an “Order of Protection” requested by the Commander of the U.S. National Guard Hancock Drone base, Syracuse, NY, I, as a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 29 years in the US military find it quite embarrassing and ludicrous that a U.S. military commander decided that his personal security so threatened by peaceful, non-violent protesters of the drone policies of the United States

Peace Not War

Peace is the Way Guest post by Rob Mulford, cross-posted from the News-Miner Community Perspective The Daily News Miner of Interior Alaska, Jan 3, 2016 Editor’s note: Some of us met Rob in Pakistan where we both participated in a peace delegation which took us into Waziristan and gave us an opportunity to talk to people from different segments of society in Pakistan. Rob has been watching the growth of the drone program in Alaska, and his initiative to infiltrate

Press Release: MAGF OOP Conviction Upheld on Appeal

Jan. 13, 2016 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Grandma Drone Protester Remanded to Jail for 6 Months Mary Anne Grady Flores to be taken into custody Tuesday, January 19 Ithaca, NY. On January 12, the National Day of Action to Stop Killer Drones, grandmother and drone resister Mary Anne Grady Flores learned that she is to go back to jail for six months starting Tuesday, January 19. She is to report to the Dewitt Town Court (5400 Butternut Drive, East

Minnie Bruce Pratt on Drones and Our Work

Drone protesters noted by Minnie Bruce Pratt

SU Professor, Minnie Bruce Pratt, on Drones and our work at Hancock Base, originally published in Workers World. Minnie recently spoke to Ed Kinane about her articles, so I thought it would be nice to draw attention to them here in our blog. http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/10/25/brave-new-resister-explodes-secret-u-s-drone-kills/ Spanish translation:   http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/10/27/resistente-expone-asesinatos-por-drones-eua/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/10/18/undrone-upstate-walk-opposes-u-s-wars/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/08/22/jury-acquits-anti-drone-protester/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/05/02/anti-drone-events-central-new-york/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/03/23/protests-decry-12-years-of-u-s-wars-abroad/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/10/09/anti-drone-protest-stop-u-s-wars/ http://www.workers.org/articles/2013/05/19/drone-base-picketed/

Press Release: Drone Protesters’ Charges Dismissed

16 December 2015                                                                              contact: Ed Kinane, 315) 478-4571 home FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                info: www.upstatedroneaction.org ANTI-REAPER DRONE PROTESTERS’   CHARGES DISMISSED IN DEWITT TOWN COURT This afternoon, December 16, town of DeWitt (NY) judge Robert Jokl dismissed the charges against the five anti-Reaper drone protesters arrested on September 21, 2015. The protesters had blocked the main entrance of Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse with three long one-word