Friday, June 29, 2012, 7:00pm
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 4:00pm
Know Drones Q&A, and Stomp out Drones Dance!
Medea Benjamin is on a speaking tour to promote her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. For more information, please contact CODEPINK coordinator Karen Boyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Talk at the Metanioa Peace House
Where: 2116 Northeast 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (corner of NE Tillamook and 18th)
When: June 29, 2012 (Friday), 7:00 pm
Cosponsored by CODEPINK Portland, Occupy PDX, and Portland Veterans for Peace.
What: Know Drones Q&A, and Stomp out Drones Dance!
Where: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church dining hall, 330 SE 11th, Portland, Oregon 97212.
When: June 30, 2012 (Saturday), from 4:00-7:00 pm
About Medea’s book:
Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, Benjamin has written this book as a call to action: “It is meant to wake a sleeping public,” she writes, “lulled into thinking that drones are good, that targeted killings are making us safer.”
Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who “pilots” these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. It also looks at how drones are coming to your local police department, and what that means for your right to privacy. In vivid, readable style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to ground the drones, and ways to move forward.
In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us.
More of Medea’s speaking tour dates are now posted on the CODEPINK website: http://bit.ly/dronebooktour