Ash Wednesday Defendants NOT GUILTY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2O13 11:50pm CONTACT: Ellen Grady 607-279-8303 Carmen Trotta  212-254-1640  St. Joe’s Catholic Worker Ash Wednesday Defendants NOT GUILTY! In a historic decision five Catholic Worker activists were acquitted earlier this evening of Disorderly Conduct charges for blocking the main entrance to Hancock Air Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard, Syracuse, […]

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James Ricks’ Testimony

I’m going to start with this judge. It’s from some notes I took while in Pakistan. It feels appropriate. ” I have had a panoramic view of the suffering experienced by the targets of our illegal, immoral drone assassination program. Here the buffer created by the distance, and the feeling of the effect being muted, is instantly removed. We embraced […]

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Ramsey Clark Press Release

Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars N E W S    R E L E A S E November 3, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carol Baum, 315-472-5478 (SPC), 315-383-5738 (cell) Mary Anne Grady Flores 607-280-8797 Ramsey Clark to Testify as Expert Witness at Hancock 38 Trial Press Conference Featuring Clark on Thursday, November 3 at 2:30 […]

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Framing our Action

As I frame our narrative re last April at Hancock we weren’t “dieing-in” or “protesting,” but exercising our first amendment right to assemble, speak, and petition our government for redress of grievances.  We were stymied in our attempt to deliver our indictment (against illegal activity on the base)…after having – in past gatherings  there – apparently failed in our [civil] […]

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Nov 1 Press Release

N E W S    R E L E A S E November 3, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Carol Baum, 315.472.5478, carol@peacecouncil.net UPDATE: Trial Date Finalized for Hancock 38 Drone Resisters: Trial Begins Nov 2 Opening arguments for the Hancock 38 Drone Resisters Trial will begin in DeWitt Town Court (5400 Butternut, East Syracuse) on Wednesday November 2at 5 pm. […]

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Preparing for the Big Day

Prior to our court appearance on November 1, the defendants who were in town had a Demonstration on the plaza in front of the Federal Building in Syracuse, which played more like a press conference.   We set up our tableau, which represents a drone strike in Afghanistan.  We have a drone mounted about 7 or 8 feet in the air, […]

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Hancock 38 Trial, November 1st

At a pre-trial hearing on Wed, Aug. 24, a trial date was set for the Hancock Drone Resisters. The trial stems from arrests following a civil disobedience action at the main entrance of Hancock Air National Guard Base on April 22, 2011, where 38 people were arrested at a die-in protesting the drones at the Base (see photo). We don’t […]

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