Covering ground to ground the drones media coverage

WNPJ member group Voices for Creative Nonviolence's recent "Covering Ground the Ground the Drones" peace walk brought concerns and facts about drone warfare to people across Iowa and beyond.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported:  "The 14-day anti-drone march from Rock Island to Des Moines has drawn activists from here in Iowa City and as far away as England.

"Linda Sartor came from her home in northern California to participate in the walk. Long concerned about warfare issues, she’s visited Afghanistan twice to speak with people directly affected by drone strikes.

"She said she’s convinced the attacks breed as many terrorists as they eliminate.

"'The people of Afghanistan believe we’ve been there for 11 years and many of the people there haven’t seen any improvement in the security situation there. Instead, they’ve seen an increase in people joining the Taliban since we’ve been there,' Sartor said."