Statement by the European Section – Global Anti-Drone Network

Berlin, December 12, 2013

Ban Weaponized Drones!

We oppose the use of drone technology for killing, surveillance and repression.

We oppose weaponized and surveillance drones because their deployment lowers the threshold to armed aggression,

is used for “targeted” killing of people within and outside warzones – without indictment, trial and conviction,

terrorizes the population of the targeted territories,

fuels hatred, thereby increasing the cycle of violence,

leads to the development of autonomous killer robots, thereby making even more horrifying wars likely, initiates a new round in the arms race.

We demand that all governments

cease the production and acquisition of armed drones, as well as their research and development, and work towards a worldwide ban of these weapons.

Statement approved as of December 12, 2013 by:

Althaler, Birgit        Palestine Solidarity Basel, Switzerland

Androvandi, Constanza    International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany/Italy

Aune, Björn        Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) Campaign Berlin, Germany

Benjamin, Medea        Code Pink (Co-Founder), USA

Björkmann, Rosie        Women for Peace, Sweden

Bosma, Geart        Vredes Informatie Centrum (Staff) & War Resisters Intl. (WRI), Netherlands

Braun, Reiner        IALANA (Executive Director) & International Peace Bureau (Co-President), Germany

Cole, Chris        Drone Wars UK (Founder) & Drone Campaign Network (Convener), United Kingdom

Dubrow, Niels         Staff Assistant to Dr. Ute Finckh-Krämer, Member of Bundestag (SPD), Germany

Finckh-Krämer, Ute    Member of Bundestag (MdB), Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Fuchs, Barbara        Attac  & DIE LINKE (Left Party) & Deutscher Friedensrat (German Peace Council), Germany

Fuchs-Kittowski, Klaus    Forum of Computer Scientists for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF), Germany

Ghannam, Doris        Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) Campaign Berlin, Germany

Hammerschmidt, Rainer    Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. (Action Freedom instead of Fear), Berlin, Germany

Hunko, Andrej        Member of Bundestag (MdB) & of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, DIE LINKE (the Left)

Javaid,Tariq        Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Germany

Kachel, Thomas        Parliamentary Advisor on Peace and Security Issues, DIE LINKE (the Left) in the Bundestag, Germany

Käss, Helmut        Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany

Kalkman, Kees        Journalist & Researcher, VD AMOK, Netherlands

Khan, Ali Mongol        Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Germany

Khan, Muhammad Farooq    Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Germany

Krutsch, Elfriede        Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany

Lammerent, Hans        Vredesactie – Peace Movement (former Chair), Belgium

Martensson, Ingela    Women for Peace & former Member of the parliament (Liberal Party), Sweden

Müller-Reiss, Brunhild    Drone Campaign & Peace Office Hannover & War Resisters Intl. (DFG-VK in WRI), Germany

Nineham, Chris        Stop the War Coalition (StWC – Vice Chair), United Kingdom

Norberg, Agneta        Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space & Women for Peace, Sweden

Paulini, Peter        Stiftung Friedensbildung (Foundation for Peace Education), Germany

Pflüger, Tobias        Drone Campaign & Info. Agency on Militarization (IMI, Founder) & former MEP (DIE LINKE), Germany

Rassbach, Elsa        Code Pink & Drone Campaign & War Resisters Intl. (DFG-VK in WRI, Board), Germany/USA

Reimers, Roland        Initiative of Natural Scientists for Peace and Future Sustainability, Germany

Schoeppe, Florian        Staff Assistant to Katja Keul, Member of the Bundestag, Green parliamentary group, Germany

Steffen, Jens-Peter        Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Staff Adviser on Peace Issues), Germany

Stryk, Lydia        Playwright, Germany/USA

Wijnberg, J.M.T. (Miek)    Burgerrechtenvereniging Vrijbit (President), Netherlands

Wimmersperg, Laura    Drone Campaign & Peace Coordination Berlin (Speaker), Germany

Wirl, Lucas        ICC No to NATO (Co-Chair) & Intl. Network Engineers, Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Germany

(Approvals verified as of December 28, 2013)

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