CODEPINK Co-Founder Medea Benjamin Speaking in Madison:
New Book on Drone Warfare
MADISON, WI – Increasing alarm is widespread among activists and intellectuals nationwide about the use of killer drones in modern warfare. As part of a nationwide tour, Medea Benjamin comes to Madison to speak about the issues addressed in her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
“In this remarkably cogent and carefully researched book, Medea Benjamin makes it clear that drones are not just another high-tech military trinket,” Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, wrote about the book. “Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation.”
Drone Warfare explores 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. In vivid, readable style the book looks at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to ground the drones, and ways to move forward. It also looks at how drones are coming to local police departments, and what that means for our privacy rights.
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.
BENJAMIN IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRESS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Contact Joy First at 608 239-4327 to arrange interviews.
SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS WITH MEDEA BENJAMIN – PRESS INVITED
Friday June 8 – noon – State St. side of the Capitol – Solidarity Sing-along
Friday June 8 – 8:00 pm – Mother Fools Coffeehouse at 1101 Williamson St.
Saturday June 9 – 2:00 pm – Rainbow Book Store at 426 West Gilman St.
plus, Medea is joining WNPJ at our Pancakes for Peace and Solidarity event, Sunday - June 10th - 9 am - selling her book there, too! Wilmar Center on Jenifer Street (pancakes fomr 8:30 - 11 am)
(all supporting venues are member groups of WNPJ - local contact Joy First - email@example.com)
The tour, organized by the peace group CODEPINK, will visit upstate New York, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, California, and many other places (please contact 860-575-5692 and visit http://bit.ly/dronebooktour for exact schedule).