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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).
If you do something in your community, please take pictures and send to me along with a short narrative about what you did at firstname.lastname@example.org
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