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Why was Daniel Hale Silenced? Daniel Hale Must be Pardoned!

Statement by Ban Killer Drones Coalition We raise our voice in deep concern on the silencing and imprisonment of Daniel Hale. Daniel Hale did not commit a crime. It is outrageous that Daniel Hale was charged, prosecuted and sentenced to 45 months in Federal prison for exposing a criminal program. Daniel Hale should be pardoned! Daniel Hale leaked documents that […]

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Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes

by Marjorie Cohn, published on Truthout, July 28, 2021 On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes. In 2015, Hale, whose job involved identifying targets for drone strikes, provided journalist Jeremy Scahill with secret military documents […]

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Daniel Hale’s Letter to the Judge

by Daniel Hale, published on the Sparrow Project, July 23, 2021 It is not a secret that I struggle to live with depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Both stem from my childhood experience growing up in a rural mountain community and were compounded by exposure to combat during military service. Depression is a constant. Though stress, particularly stress caused […]

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We Gotta Stand with Daniel Hall, Drone Warfare Truth-Teller

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, activists representing many organizations, including the Ban Killer Drones campaign and Peace Action New York State, held a press conference in support of the whistleblower Daniel Hale, who revealed information about the U.S. drone warfare program. Daniel Hale served in the Air Force as an intelligence analyst. His task was to identify targets for the […]

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Over 100 Groups Demand Biden End ‘Unlawful’ Drone Strikes Outside War Zones

by MEE Staff, published on Middle East Eye, June 30, 2021 More than 100 organisations have urged US President Biden to end “unlawful” drone strikes and the use of other lethal force outside of traditional combat zones. In a letter released on Wednesday, 113 activist groups framed the issue as a matter of racial justice, and said drone strikes had “exacted […]

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Daniel Hale is a Hero, Not a Criminal

by Chip Gibbons, published on The Jacobin, April 10, 2021 Former intelligence analyst Daniel Hale is being prosecuted for blowing the whistle on America’s drone program. It’s the latest in the topsy-turvy world of national security whistleblowers, who reveal illegal and immoral conduct by the US military yet face prison time as if they committed the real crimes. On Wednesday, […]

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Ban Killer Drones: International Campaign of Civil Disobedience Necessary (P2)

by Brian Terrell, published on Covert Action, May 10, 2021 A large campaign of civil disobedience is necessary to abolish one of the U.S. military’s monstrous creations The headline of the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan on November 30, 2012, page one above the fold with my photo, read “Terrell: American Drone Strikes Must Stop.” I was served well by […]

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Ban Killer Drones: International Grassroots Movement to Ban Weaponized Drones Launched (P1)

by Jack Gilroy, published on Covert Action, May 10, 2021 An international grassroots movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched. Go to www.bankillerdrones.org to see the teamwork results of this excellent resource on the United States’s not-so-secret assassinations around the world. A group of long-time anti-drone war organizers, including Nick […]

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Alice’s Nightmare in Droneland- Live at Hancock Air Base

Statement Read at the Alice’s Nightmare in Droneland Event: from World Beyond War Blog, published October 29, 2020 We assemble her this morning to petition our government to end its use of killer MQ9 Reaper drones pilonted from Hancock Air Force Base. Hancock is home to the 174th Attack Wing of the New York State National Guard.  The 174th – […]

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Shut Down Creech 2020

by Tobey Blome Amazing week resisting killer drones at Shut Down Creech, culminating in a blockade and a 30 minute delay of commute traffic into the base early Friday morning, October 2nd, and no arrests. Ground the Drones! Toby, Maggie and all of earth’s Creechers! Press Release Contacts:   Toby Blomé, 510-501-5412;        Maggie Huntington, (602) 459-5257   […]

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