Press Conference: Grandma Drone Resister Goes to Jail


A press conference was held for Mary Anne Grady Flores at 4:30 on Tuesday, Jan 19 before she was taken away to serve her six month sentence in the Jamesville Correctional Facility.      Mary Anne is a life long activist, mother and grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business in Ithaca, NY.  During her absence, Mary Anne will be will be greatly missed her family, and most likely some hungry customers as well.   But, Mary Anne would prefer to draw your attention to the victims of targeted killing in the Middle East and Africa, who receive death sentences from the US drone program without a trial or even, in many cases, evidence of criminal activity.

What follows are some of the high points of the press conference.

Ann Wright Calls in:

Mary Anne Grady Flores speaks:

Attorney Lance Salisbury, on Mary Anne Grady Flores’ appeal and jailing:


  • John F. Henry

    Ms. Flores,
    You are a true inspiration. Your courageous, heroic stand should be seen for what it is–a distinctly humanitarian revulsion at current U.S. military policy and activity. Were there true justice in this world, you would be held up as a model citizen and showered with honors. The fact that, instead, you end up as a prisoner speaks volumes to the nature of our justice system. Hang in there, continue the good fight, and thank you.

  • Eric Tymoigne

    Ms Flores,
    I and many others are thinking of you and wishing you well. What happened to you is truly outrageous. I admire your courage and tenacity. Thank you.

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