Hancock is a Reaper Drone hub on the US mainland which is focused on training drone pilots and technicians, and flies deadly Reaper drone missions over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hancock is scheduled to increase it’s personnel by half over the coming year. Upstate Drone Action members have been engaging in civil resistance at Hancock since 2011.
On September 26th, activists delivered a People’s Indictment to the base and stood in the inbound lane of the main entrance to Hancock with signs and images of the ongoing holocaust caused by drone killing. After about an hour the activists were arrested and charged with Trespass and Disorderly Conduct.
Heriberto Rodriguez filmed the following series of interviews with activists at the base shortly before their arrests.