Reports from Hancock and Beyond

The Environmental Consequences of the Use of Armed Drones

It is suspected that a small drone carrying a thermite grenade may have caused a massive arms depot blast near Balakliya, Ukraine in March 2017. The 350 hectare site near Kharkiv is around 100km from the frontline of the conflict in the eastern Donbas area. 20,000 people were evacuated and the blast is likely to have left a significant environmental footprint of heavy metals and energetic materials. by Doug Weir and Elizabeth Minor, Originally published on Toxic Remnants of War

People’s Indictment (Update with video)

FOR WAR CRIMES PERPETRATED BY THE 174TH ATTACK WING OF THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD AT HANCOCK AIR FORCE BASE, SYRACUSE, NY Video recorded by Charley Bowman of Buffalo, NY.   Speaking: Ed Kinane, Julianne Oldfield, Dan Burgevin. Since 2010 the 174th Attack Wing, via satellite, has been remotely piloting weaponized MQ9 Reaper drones over Afghanistan – perhaps the poorest and most vulnerable nation in the world. U.S. weaponized drones are also known to target people in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,

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… 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

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, 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


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: 2- Edited shorts from the action:      

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: Hancock Drone Base Gates Closed, Drones Kill Children

PRESS RELEASE Date: September 21, 2015 Contacts: John Amidon: 518-312-6442 Ellen Grady: 607-279-8303 Drones Kill Children Hancock Drone Base Gates Closed    FIVE ARRESTED HOLDING HUGE “DRONES KILL CHILDREN” BANNERS                       ACROSS HANCOCK REAPER DRONE BASE MAIN ENTRANCE This morning, September 21, the U.N.-designated World Day of Peace, five members of the grassroots human rights coalition, Upstate (NY) Drone Action [], were arrested as they held aloft three large banners together spanning the Hancock’s main entrance and exit driveways.