Reports from Hancock and Beyond

Hancock Drones and Grass Roots Street Heat

Why Street Heat? Back in the eighties when the U.S. anti-apartheid movement was at a boil, “Doonesbury” had a sequence satirizing the “activists” who spent all their time at their computers. At the time I thought those geeks were a pretty odd bunch. Though I’ve yet to succumb to Facebook, etc., now as an activist I too have become computer-domesticated. I spend lots of time generating or responding to email or chasing after links. For better or worse, on-line is

Are We the Terrorists?

Are we the terrorists? This is the subject of Ed Kinane and Dave Kashmer’s informative Workshop on Drone Warfare at SUNY Cortland.   Students were informed about the actions off military drones around the world then engaged on the subject of ‘Are We the Terrorists’.   Very interesting result.  A good model for introducing the subject to those who have not had an opportunity to see things as we do.  

Hancock Litany for Good Friday

Written by Jack Gilroy…www.bensalmon.org Good Friday Prayer for 174th Attack Wing Video by Judy Bello Men of the 174th Attack Wing, Stop the Killing Women of the 174th Attack Wing, Stop the Killing Men & Women of the 174th Attack Wing, Stop Drone Crucifixions Men & women of the 174th Attack Wing,—Leave the Military People of Iraq Forgive us our Killer Drones People of Afghanistan Forgive us our Killer Drones People of Pakistan Forgive us our Killer Drones People of

War Crimes Indictment for Good Friday

WAR CRIMES INDICTMENT WAR_CRIMES_INDICTMENT_Good_Friday_2017.pdf Indictment read by Matt Ryan, recorded by Judy Bello: To President Donald Trump, to Secretary of Defense Secretary James Mattis, to the full Military Chain of the Command, including Command Chief Michael Will, to all Service Members and civilian staff of Hancock Air Base, and to the local police and Sheriffs Department of the Town of Dewitt, NY: Each one of you, when you became a public servant, serving in a government position or when you

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

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

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

War and Peace

Donald  Trump moved ahead last night to bomb Syrian government facilities in retribution for an unproven claim, an event not yet investigated, with no grounded information, no warning and no discussion.    He has taken his place on the tip of the spear of the war machine.    But make no mistake, Mr. Trump pulled the trigger but he didn’t aim the gun. Hillary Clinton ran on a bigger version of this same scenario.   The war machine has been geared up on

Drone Activist Responds to the NY Times OpEd on Drones

On MARCH 16, 2017 the New York Times published an Editorial “Preventing a Free-For-All With Drone Strikes”  where they express belated concerns about the US Drone program of Targeted Killing around the globe.   Our organization has been educating people about the drones since 2010.   We have engaged in a Gandhian Wave of civil resistance at Hancock Air National Guard Base, a domestic Reaper Drone hub, wherein many have been arrested many times, including Ed Kinane.   Here is Ed’s  response to