On March 19, drone protesters brought some books to block the front gate at Hancock Air National Guard Base. The United Nations Charter, Living Under Drones, Dirty Wars and You Never Die Twice. Here is a record of the event as it unfolded: Video by Charley Bowman of the Western New York Peace Center
Action Educate Hancock: At 9:15 am on March 19, the 12th anniversary of the U.S.’ illegal invasion of Iraq, seven members of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars shut the main gate of the Hancock Drone Base (near Syracuse, NY) with a giant copy of the UN Charter and three other giant books – Dirty Wars (Jeremy Scahill), Living Under Drones (NYU and Stanford Law Schools), and You Never Die Twice (Reprieve).
34 peole were arrested shutting down Creech Airforce Base with a Die In in front of the gate. Several hundred people had gathered from around the country to protest the Reaper drrones flown from Creech. Video by John Amidon
Elsa Rassbach sent the following in support of the Creech events, an antiwar convergence to Shut Down Creech Drone operations: “SHUT DOWN CREECH!” – MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM THE GERMAN DRONE CAMPAIGN The German Drone Campaign (Drohnen-Kampagne) sends greetings of solidarity for your courageous actions on March 4th-6th in Nevada to “Shut Down Creech!” The German Drone Campaign was founded in March 2013. Since then nearly 150 organizations and tens of thousands of individuals in Germany have endorsed our call
Gather at Creech to say “NO” to Drone Killing March 4-6, 2015 Shut down Creech Pink Drone Trailer, by John Amidon
You Never Die Twice: Lack of Transparency in the CIA and Military Drone Killings By Mickie Lynn, Republished from her blog in the Albany Times Union, Waging Peace. This week Women Against War and members of several other Capital District peace groups joined in a Statewide lobbying initiative of our two Senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, after having to re-schedule our Monday appointments due to the foot of snow and more that fell on the area. Women Against War
I just spent two months as a prisoner in Jamesville Penitentiary. I was jailed for my involvement in an April 28, 2013, solemn funeral procession at Hancock Air Force drone base in Syracuse. I joined 30 others to carry the message to “stop the killing.” Hancock’s 174th Attack Wing of the New York State National Guard flies missiles and drops bombs via satellite from drones thousands of miles from Syracuse. The targets are suspected “terrorists” somewhere in the Middle East.