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Stop the Drones: Report Back from Anti-Drone Peace Delegation to Pakistan

When: Monday, November 26, 2012, 2:30 pm
Where: MIT Room 32-141 • 32 Vassar St • Cambridge

Report Back from the October CodePink Anti-Drone Peace Delegation to Pakistan 

Stop the DronesOn October 7 (the anniversary of the US attack on Afghanistan), a delegation of 31 US antiwar activists marched with tens of thousands of Pakistanis sickened by the civilian death toll and growth of rightwing reaction brought on by the US drone war in Waziristan. Hear first-hand reports and view slides from delegation members who just met with the families of drone victims, with intellectuals, political activists, and others in Islamabad, Lahore, and the tribal areas.  We will also hear from Pakistanis on the impact of the US “War on Terror” and drone attacks on Pakistan.

Learn about the growing use of drones for military attacks and for domestic surveillance.  Discuss what we can do to stop the use and proliferation of these deadly weapons.

Panelists:

Joe Lombardo, Co-Coordinator, United National Antiwar Coalition; member of the Troy Area Labor Council (New York); tour member

Paki Wieland,  Arrested Hancock AFB drone resister; Engages in peacekeeper & nonviolence training and education; tour member

Lois Mastrangelo, United for Justice with Peace; CodePink of Greater Boston; tour member

Osman Khan, Radical economist pursuing his doctorate; just returned from six months in Pakistan researching the impact of drone attacks and war on the tribal peoples of western Pakistan

Waqas Mirza, Recent Political Science graduate University of Massachusetts Amherst; Writes and speaks about impact of “War on Terror” on Pakistan

Endorsed by United National Antiwar Coalition, United for Justice with Peace, Code Pink Greater Boston, Alliance for a Democratic and Secular South Asia, Muslim Peace Coalition, Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Massachusetts Global Action

Suggested donation $5.00.  Proceeds to support anti-drone protests

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