Daniel Hale: Media Advisory
Media Advisory For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Contact: Jack Baldwin 917-517-8404
Press Conference at the High Line Calling for Freedom
for Drone War Truth-Teller Daniel Hale
WHAT: Press conference to support former Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel E. Hale, who faces 10 years in prison on July 27 after releasing government documents revealing atrocities of the U.S. drone program and details of its inner workings, such as the creation of “kill” lists
WHO: New York peace activists and their guests; organized by BanKillerDrones.org
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00-10:30 am
WHERE: The High Line Spur, Intersection of Tenth Avenue and West 30th Street, NYC: enter at the northwest or southeast stairways at Tenth Avenue & West 30th and go to the base of the new Sam Durant installation, “Untitled (drone)”
On Tuesday, July 27th, former Air Force intelligence analyst and truth-teller Daniel Hale is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court, possibly up to 10 years in prison, after pleading guilty to one count of violating the 1917 Espionage Act. He is accused of providing government documents to The Intercept and of anonymously writing a chapter for the 2016 book, The
Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program.
“Joe Biden apparently wants to see Daniel Hale buried in prison to set an example for potential whistleblowers because the documents that Daniel so courageously released reveal the atrocities, illegality and moral impossibility of drone warfare and drone surveillance,“
“We’re demanding that President Biden pardon Daniel Hale.”
“This outrageous explosion of watchlisting – of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield – it was, from the very first instance, wrong” – anonymous source who gave the documents to The Intercept
Confirmed speakers for July 17th include:
Susan Schnall, member of the National Board of Veterans For Peace (VFP) and President of the New York City VFP Chapter 34; Sally Jones, President of the Peace Action Fund of New York State; Sara Flounders, co-Director, International Action Center; Margaret Kimberley, Black Alliance for Peace; and Debra Sweet, Director, World Can’t Wait.
The “Raging Grannies” will sing at 9:45 a.m.
The event will include many visual elements, including large banners and black-robed, deathmasked figures carrying rag dolls symbolizing children killed by drones.