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drone murder handout Nov 2021
We acknowledge and mourn the Ahmadi family who were brutally killed by US drones in Afghanistan on August 29, 2021.
This family lost ten of their loved ones, including seven children, in what was called a “botched” attack by the US government. This is a tragedy that happens all too often. Over 90% of the people killed by US drones are not the ones who were targeted. Hundreds of thousands of innocent lives have been lost in these attacks, including so many children.
The international group, Ban Killer Drones, are calling for vigils and remembrences on November 29, marking the 3-month anniversary since the attack and murder of members of the Ahmadi family with the theme “Don’t Look Away”.
In Wisconsin, we will gather at Volk Field on Monday Nov. 29 at 3:30 for an hour vigil at the gates of the military base. We will have signs that read “Don’t Look Away”, pictures of the Ahmadi children, and flyers to distribute (See attachment at top of page).
We will NOT hold our usual Tuesday vigil in November.
If you cannot make it to Volk Field, please consider doing something in your community on November 29 or the two days preceding in the weekend before. You could print out the flyer and distribute it (Attached below).. If you let me know I can send you files with pictures of the children that you can print out and hold. If nothing else, talking to friends and families about US drone warfare is important.
If you do something in your community, please take pictures and send to me along with a short narrative about what you did at email@example.com
We are all so caught up in so many things, but it is so important to remember that the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and other places, where the US continues to murder innocent people with drones, have no voice and no power.
WE MUST SPEAK OUT FOR THEM.
If you would ride along or follow me, please meet at Northport Mall [ 1865 Northport Dr] between 2 pm and 2:10 pm, area outside Willy St Co-Op – Brad Geyer 920.650.0052
- NY Times: U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.
- NPR: U.S. will provide condolence payments to families of Kabul drone strike victims
- Drones Group with Veterans for Peace
- Know Drones Website
A recording of the Armistice event can be found at…
The Progressive Magazine on YouTube
The Progressive Magazine on Facebook
or Veterans for Peace Madison Clarence Kailin Chapter 25 FaceBook
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Norman Stockwell [Master of Ceremonies]
Alfred W. McCoy
Music from John McCutcheon and Si Kahn
PDF for poster
Celebrate Armistice – VFP National
More information and background on Armistice and Veterans Day
“The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated.”
After World War II, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand November 11 as Veterans Day. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day was flipped from a day for peace into a day for displays of militarism.
Veterans For Peace has taken the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th – as a day for peace. As veterans we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. We want generations after us to never know the destruction war has wrought on people and the earth.
Veterans For Peace has been celebrating Armistice Day almost since the organization’s inception, with a few chapters doing yearly events. Since 2008, with the passing of an official Veterans For Peace resolution, it became a VFP national effort. Each year, chapters across the country “Reclaim Armistice Day” by pushing the celebration of peace into the national conversation on Veterans Day.
Veterans For Peace is calling on everyone to stand up for peace this Armistice Day. More than ever, the world faces a critical moment. Tensions are heightened around the world and the U.S. is engaged militarily in multiple countries, without an end in sight. Here at home we have seen the increasing militarization of our police forces and brutal crackdowns on dissent and people’s uprisings against state power. We must press our government to end reckless military interventions that endanger the entire world. We must build a culture of peace.”