Stop the War Coalition -Stop Britain being a launchpad for killer drones – Demonstrate against Drones – Saturday 27th April
Demonstrate against Drones – Saturday 27th April
Groups from across the UK, including CND, War on Want, the Drone Campaign Network and Stop the War, are mobilising later this month to respond to a new threat that the War on Terror now poses. From this Spring, push-button warfare will have a new home as the UK will begin controlling their armed Reaper drones from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.
Drones turn the whole world into a battlefield where nowhere is safe. Far away from any front the US uses drones to assassinate those it sees as threats to its security and interests, choosing to ignore international law and international condemnation. But drones are also expanding the battlefield even within conflict zones, as politicians and military commanders have such faith in the perceived accuracy of these unmanned systems that they are much more willing to use them in civilian areas. In short drones are ‘normalising’ war and simply making war more likely. Read more.
– Chris Cole, Drone Campaign Network
Join us to demand the government abandons drones as weapons of war
Spread the petition: call on the government to abandon the use of drones as a weapon of war.
Almost 3,000 people have signed the petition already, calling on the government to cease using drones. Please add your name if you haven’t done so already and help spread the petition at stopwar.org.uk/drones.