September 5, 2009

Drones Bring CNY Directly Into the Wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

The Syracuse Peace Council is sponsoring a series of outreach events near Hancock Field on Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 PM, throughout September. Check the schedule and locations below.

Starting this fall Syracuse's Hancock Field is set to become a home for The Reaper drone aircraft. These planes will be piloted from here in Syracuse for surveillance and attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and potentially elsewhere.This is a new step in our community taking a role in the war machine. Let's raise our voices against this latest escalation in our nation's wars.
ground the drones

Tuesday, September 8: Townline Rd. and E. Molloy Rd. (near Marine and Navy Stations)

Tuesday, September 15: Hancock Field Base Entrance (East Molloy Rd., just west of Thompson Rd.)

Tuesday, September 22: Thompson Rd. and E. Molloy Rd.

Tuesday, September 29:
Rt. 11, Northern Lights Shopping Center
Carpooling available from the SPC office, 2013 E. Genesee St., leaving at 4:15 pm.

Each of these actions is legal -- we are not doing civil disobedience or risking arrest. we just want to reach the thousands of vehicles passing us during the short 45 minutes we'll be standing there facing rush hour traffic. Please join us for at least one of these actions. We'll bring signs, but feel free to bring your own anti-drone/anti-Afghanistan war signs. and bring a friend!

We'd love to know you're coming and on which date(s) you can make it. any questions? please give us a buzz. Call Andy at SPC (472-5478).

Note: Before the drones arrive here in force this fall, Hancock Field needs to hear that Central New Yorkers don't approve of this vicious technology and that we don't want Central New York to become an extension of the Iraq and Afghanistan battlegrounds. If Hancock Field doesn't hear from us, it will surely take that as a vote of tacit consent.
-thanks to:
Syracuse Peace Council
2013 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 472-5478
Educating, agitating and organizing for peace and social justice since 1936

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