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Walkers demand an end to drone attacks

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.)

Anti-drone events planned for Des Moines

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Drone protester in Des Moines

Drone protester in Des Moines

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!


Stopping domestic drones through local legislation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

Noon (Eastern time), Wednesday, June 26

A Google Hangout

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.

Naiman tells Iowans that public pressure can stop 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.)

We can do something about the drone strike policy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Drone protester in Des Moines

Drone protester in Des Moines

Dan Hughes of Des Moines holds a sign outside the Des Moines airport protesting plans to operate drones at the national guard base there.

Catholic Peace Ministry is pleased to announce that Robert Naiman will be giving a talk entitled "We Can Do Something About the Drone Strike Policy" on May 1 at 7 pm. (AFSC Iowa, Vets for Peace, PSR, MFSA and the Des Moines Catholic Worker are co-sponsors.)

Vets for Peace president on drones

(More AFSC Iowa photos available here.)


On bitterly cold January night, 50 show at Central IA Library to hear Leah Bolger

Rally Against Drones

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Rally will include speakers and the Raging Grannies singing

11th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan: Mourning the costs

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

March of the Dead

march of the dead through Providence

March of the Dead in downtown Providence

October 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the War in Afganistan.  We will gather along the Burnside Park fence on Washington St, facing Kennedy Plaza, at 1:00pm.  AFSC will provide the masks.  Marchers are asked to wear black or something dark.  We will march through Kennedy Plaza, then return to our starting place.  There we will read the names of U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians who have died during the 11 years of war.  Please contact sene@afsc.org if you would like to be one of the readers. 

Silent Screams: The Impact of U.S. Drone Attacks

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 9:00am

Come see this 35-minute documentary film followed by discussion with Director/Producer Karla Hansen and her husband, Drake professor Ismael Hossein-zadeh, author of The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism

This Emerging Issues Presentation - Making Peace in the Face of War is sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church

Silent Screams - film showing

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 9:00am

Waking from a dream as she slept comfortably in a remote Kurdish village in Northeastern Iran, Karla Hansen stared wide-eyed at the ceiling.  Across the border in Afghanistan, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), controlled by American pilots sitting in front of video screens inside the U.S. were dropping bombs on the poorest of Afghanistan’s poor.  Hundreds of children, beautiful children, like those who welcomed her every day during her visit to Iran, had already perished.

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