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Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance - Day 1

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Georgetown Law Center, Hart Auditorium • 600 New Jersey Ave NW • Washington
We are bringing together drone survivors and families of victims from Pakistan and Yemen, human rights advocates, lawyers, authors, social media experts, technology experts, artists and musicians, and grassroots activists for an International Drone Summit.

The program will include:

  • Opening Remarks by Dr. Cornel West
  • Victims' Testimonies: Honoring Voices, Acknowledging Lives
  • Drone Operators: Commanding the Machines
  • From Planes to Killer Robots: The Changing Face of Warfare
  • I Spy: Drones and the Surveillance State
  • Compensation: Helping with Loss
  • Global Action to Regulate Drones: The United Nations and the International Movement
  • Creative Resistance to Drone Warfare, Art and Poetry From Around the World
  • Drop Beats Not Bombs concert featuring Cornel West Theory 
  • Film screenings throughout the weekend 
  • Workshops on Sunday for direct action training, street theater, props making, social media and student organizing  
  • Speakers include international law expert Mary Ellen O'Connell, Majorie Cohen, Amnesty International's Zeke Johnson, ACLU's Hina Shamsi, Pakistani attorney for drone victims Shahzad Akbar, author of Drone Warfare Medea Benjamin, Retired Colonel Ann Wright, Pakistani analyst and activist Noor Mir, UK/Europe drone expert Chris Cole, renowned British scientist and activist Noel Sharkey, inventor of Dronestagram James Bridle, designer of drone-repellent stealthwear Adam Harvey, and peace activists Kathy Kelly and Brian Terrell.

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Saturday, November 16 - 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Sunday, November 17 -  9:00 am to 4:30 pm  

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Sponsored by: CODEPINK, Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, and National Lawyers Guild (Georgetown Chapter)


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