Wednesday, February 17, 2010

[SDCPJ] Ground the Drones Protest March 2!

GROUND THE DRONES PROTEST!

Made Locally!  Killing Globally!

Tuesday, March 2   4 to 6 p.m.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Harbor Island)

1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (at Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive across from the airport).

 
We will be protesting outside of an industry conference at the hotel, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems West” featuring 25 top experts from the military and military industry at the Sheraton Hotel and sponsored by the Association of Naval Aviation.

The President’s latest defense budget will allocate funds for more unmanned aerial vehicles (aka DRONES).  These deadly weapons, the Predator and Reapers, generally cost $4 million to $12 million each and are built here in San Diego by General Atomics and Northrop Grumman!

We may never know how many civilians have died as a result of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but there are estimates of hundreds or thousands of innocent bystanders who have died in the attacks.  With the increase of drone strikes, the Pakistani authorities released statistics earlier in the year indicating that between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, U.S. Predator and Reaper drone strikes have killed over 700 innocent civilians.  The International News reported that January 2010 proved to be a deadly month in Pakistan with 123 civilians killed.

$4-12 million for each drone + hundreds, thousands of dead civilians = too much!  Join us on March 2!

Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Peace Resource Center and others.  Please contact us if your group would like to be a sponsor of the demonstration!   info@sdcpj.org or info@prcsd.org

 

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