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Join more than 2250 people who have signed the petition already, including Dr
Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Denis Halliday, former UN
Assistant Secretary General: http://www.stopwar.org.uk/drones
The devastating effects of drones in Pakistan were illustrated this month by
an infrographic produced by Pitch Interactive:
Of the estimated 3,100 people killed in those strikes, it shows, 1.5% were
identified by US officials as "high-profile" targets, or suspected legitimate
bad guys - that, despite the vaunted talk by the US of "precision strikes."
The rest were children, civilians, and "other" - those identified by the Obama
administration as alleged combatants simply because they are adult males,
regardless of what they may or may not have done.
March against drones - 27th April
On the 27th April Stop the War - along with CND, War on Want and the Drones
Campaign Network - will march to the UK's new centre of drones at RAF
Waddington near Lincoln to demand that the UK government grounds the drones.
Organising transport from your area? Let us know
More information about drones and the demo next month can be found on the Stop
the War web site: http://bit.ly/Z6TZiw
Drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan meeting - 16th April
Chris Cole from the Drone Campaign Network and Rafeef Ziadah from War on Want
will be speaking on drones in a meeting called by the Afghanistan Withdrawal
Group of MPs and the All Party Drones Group.
- 6.30pm, Tuesday 16th April, Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Nearest tube:
Please note: delays are sometimes caused by security checks, so please arrive
On a person note :-
I am against lies, and political spin. I am against misinformation and the manipulation of truth, especially when it only serves big corporate business and government greed for power- at any cost. I am against murder and the destruction of any culture or religious ideology and I am against those who are content to allow this to happen as long as they can sit comfortably and watch their telly with their feet up while others suffer. I am against blind ignorance in a world with an information highway and I am against those who distort and influence information for money, power and control. This is a beautiful planet that can, and does, supply all that we need - yet we go to war to control, dominate and steal to become stronger while leaving others weaker, and we do it in the name of democracy and freedom and in the past more so than today, in the name of God.
If freedom comes at this price, if freedom is the destruction of others so we can feel 'free' - then it is not freedom, it is corporate control of the masses using the police, armed forces and politicians to do the dirty work in order to keep us under control and under the illusion we are 'free.'
I do not believe these wars are legal and correct according to the human soul. A PRE EMPTIVE STRIKE is a declaration of war - an attack, and regardless of how you word it, a pre emptive strike is an act of agression.
We all know how there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and how Tony Blair seemed like the last man on the planet to admit this fact - while still declaring it was right to go to war against Sadam Hussein ( while we all know it was about oil ) and if you take the time to see what the west has done to the Arab nations, their culture & religion, it is no wonder they hate us. We have a lot to answer for and continuing the bullying because they have the oil we need, is what this is all about - and we all know this.
We teach our children not to fight in the playground and not to be a bully. We teach them that talking over our problems is what sorts out conflict. We tell them that agression is bad and yet those in powerful positions to stop it, to educate and inform, create a vacuum where it seems the only way forward is through the very thing we say is bad - agression. And whole communities - tens of thousands of men, women and children, will die.
We cannot allow this to happen and the truth must prevail. I pray for the soul of mankind, that we will find a way forward in peace and harmony and where these little boys with big guns will learn to behave.
PEOPLE OF THE WORLD - WAKE UP TO WHO THE REAL AGRESSORS ARE