Nine Years of Creative Civil Resistance to Drone Warfare at Hancock AFB, NY

Event Dates: 
01/22/19
Wisconsin Coaltion to Ground the Drones and End the Wars presents:
Nine Years of Creative Civil Resistance to Drone Warfare at Hancock AFB, NY
 
Presentation by ED KINANE
 
Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
322 E. Washington Ave, Madison
 
Free and open to the public.
 
Sponsors
WI Coaltion to Ground the Drones and End the War
Women’s Int’l League for Peace and Freedom, Madison Branch
Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
Veterans For Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, Madison, WI
Interfaith Peace Working Group of WI
Madison-Rafah Sister City Project              
 
Ed Kinane
Ed Kinane will present the case against the U.S. Program of drone warfare which is a form of targeted assassination and what that means for our own national security.  
 
Since 2009, Ed has worked with Upstate NY Drone Action to Ground the Drones & End the Wars (see https://upstatedroneaction.org/) outside Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY to expose drone war crimes in Afghanistan. The group does regular vigils at the gates to the base similar to the vigils at Volk Field in WI which is home to the RQ Shadow drones. At both sites this nonviolent civil resistance has repeatedly led to arrests and short incarcerations. 
 
Ed has also been part of the Voices for Creative Nonviolence Iraq Peace Team, remaining in Baghdad throughout “Shock and Awe” US bombing in 2003. He returned to monitor the US occupation and has spoken to many classes, congregations, and communities throughout the US. He also spent a month in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Voices.
 
Ed has also been active with and arrested in Witness Against Torture actions in Washington, DC. Ed is now active with the local grassroots group Beyond War and Militarism.