In addition to the November 16 rally at 10 a.m. at Fleur and McKinley, Congressional office visits are set for Monday, November 18 -- 2 p.m. with Senators Harkin and Grassley's staff at the Federal Building, 210 Walnut, and 3 p.m. at Rep. Latham's office, 2700 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.
"Dirty Wars" is based on journalist Jeremy Scahill's research into America's covert wars in places such as Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Free and open to the public. Discussion follows film. Sponsored by NH Veterans for Peace, NH Peace Action, and the Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church.
Sherry Hutchison is one of 115 people who signed a petition against U.S. military action in Syria. At 94 years young, Sherry is an active member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting. More photos from the vigil here.
LOCAL PEACE GROUPS DELIVER LETTERS TO IOWA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES
Representatives are acknowledged for opposing war in Syria and asked to oppose drone warfare
DES MOINES -- (CPM News Services) ---- About 15 people, including Aaron Jorgensen-Briggs of Des Moines, walked along 200 miles of road for the past two weeks to ask the U.S. military not to place a Drone Command center at the Air National Guard in Des Moines. (For Des Moines Register coverage of the walk, click here.)
Dan Hughes of Des Moines holds a sign outside the Des Moines airport protesting plans to operate drones at the national guard base there.
Aaron Jorgensen-Briggs of Catholic Peace Ministry is walking alongside Nobel nominee Kathy Kelly, Brian Terrell, and dozens of other good people from Illinois to Iowa, making a lot of stops along the way!
Given the recent disclosures regarding government spying, it is ever more important for people to push their local and state legislatures to ban or regulate law enforcement surveillance through the use of drones.
On Wednesday, June 26, join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare for an online discussion on using local legislation to ban or limit the domestic use of drones.
(Robert Naiman's talk at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines on May 1, 2013 is available here (39 min) thanks to Des Moines videographer Rodger Routh. For photos of the rally outside the Iowa Air National Guard Base, click here. AFSC Iowa was one of several groups that sponsored Naiman's visit.)
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