The No Drones Coalition calls for a worldwide ban of weaponized drones and drone surveillance.
The Granny Peace Brigade, as part of the No Drone Coalition, is planning a week of action to promote a worldwide ban of weaponized and surveillance drones during the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, from Sept 23–28, 2013.
The Granny Peace Brigade, KnowDrones.org, World Can’t Wait, CodePink NYC and other organizations in the No Drones Coalition, will position three MQ-9 Reaper drone replicas in busy spots in Manhattan. We will leaflet, and we talk with people about the suffering resulting from US drone attacks and how drone surveillance fits into the global structure of electronic surveillance being created by the US. We will also talk about the danger this presents in terms of military and police intervention, particularly to those here and around the world who are already being exploited and abused.
We will have information with key points to assist you when you talk to people, and world maps showing US drone bases.
The schedule below shows the sites for each drone, each day from September 23-28, and the times involved.
Locations for No Drones action during United Nations meeting of General Assembly: For more information see here.
Mon 9/23 11AM-2PM or any part thereof
Location 1 Cathedral of Saint John Divine
Location 2 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
Location 3 Schomburg Museum & Harlem Hosp [135th St]
Tue 9/24 11AM-2PM (or a part)
Location 1 NY Public Library 42nd St & 5th Ave
Location 2 Rockefeller Center, 5th & 50th
Location 3 Waldorf Astoria, Park Ave & 50th St.
Wed 9/25 11AM-2PM (or a part)
Location 1 Lincoln Center
Location 2 Columbus Circle
Location 3 Plaza Hotel 60th St & 5th Av
Thu 9/26 11AM-2PM (or a part)
Location 1 City Hall Pk, Bway & Park Row
Location 2 Wall St/Zuccotti Park OWS site
Location 3 Battery Park – Staten Island Ferry
Fri 9/27/2013 11AM-2PM (or a part)
Location 1 Fox News, 1211 6th Ave bet 47th & 48th St
Location 2 NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St) bet 5th & 6th Ave
Location 3 Times Square
Sat 9/28 1PM-3PM (or a part)
Location 1 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location 2 Guggenheim Museum