The Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare

McGovern, Ray

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  17/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21080

The Jerry Berrigan Brigade, named after Syracuse peacemaker Jerry Berrigan, were called to court for their nonviolent witness against drone warfare at the state-side drone base Hancock.



Over the last couple of years there have been many protest actions and arrests at one of the most important drone bases- Creech AFB in Nevada, where many from many parts of the U.S. and abroad have demonstrated against the brutality of drone killing.

Lesser known are actions in other parts of the country to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases in localities like Des Moines, Iowa. There the Des Moines Catholic Worker and Veterans For Peace have launched a campaign to call attention to the drone assassinations in which the 132nd Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard plays a role from Des Moines airport. There have been several arrests, trials, and convictions.
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