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Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003. More about Voices

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Activists to Walk 165 Miles to Protest Drone Warfare

by Megan Fincher of the National Catholic Reporter
May 29, 2014

The average American walks less than 3 miles per day, but a group of average Americans plan to walk 15 miles per day for 12 days in June. These folks aren’t doing it for fitness; rather, they’re walking 165 miles to protest drone warfare.

Anti-War Activists to March 160 Miles to Protest Drone Proliferation

CHICAGO (CBS) – Anti-drone activists planned a 160-mile peace march on Tuesday, from Boeing headquarters to a National Guard base in Battle Creek, Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports protesters planned to begin their march at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Boeing headquarters, at Randolph Street and the Chicago River, as Boeing manufactures some of the combat drones used by the U.S. military.

Marchan 160 Millas Contra los Drones

por Jaime Reyes

CHICAGO – Kathy Kelly, una activista contra la guerra, dijo que técnicamente las áreas donde operan los aviones no tripulados (drones) pueden ser entendidos como “zonas de guerra” porque los operan gente uniformada.

Drones Draw Protest to Battle Creek

Andy Robins of WMUK reports on a protest against drones at Battle Creek’s Air National Guard base

Anti-drone marchers walking in southwest Michigan: photo by Maya EvansAnti-drone marchers walking in southwest Michigan: photo by Maya Evans

Since the terror attacks in September 2001, the U.S. has increasingly used un-piloted aircraft to watch, and often attack, those considered to be enemies. But the use of what some call “drones” has been controversial. That controversy is headed to the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek this weekend as anti-drone activists end a march that began in Chicago.

Anti-Drone Warriors Have Their Say in BH

From the Herald-Palladium of Benton Harbor
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:00 am
By RALPH HEIBUTZKI - HP Correspondent

BENTON HARBOR - For Grand Island, N.Y. resident Alice Gerard, there are many compelling reasons to oppose America’s use of drone aircraft - starting with the personal side.

“In my opinion, there are two kinds of people in this world - there are my friends, and friends that I haven’t met yet. I can’t see killing my friends, especially the ones that I haven’t met yet,” Gerard said.

Phil Runkel, left, of Waukesha, Wis., is part of a group walking to protest the use of drones in warfare.: photo by Kristy NoackPhil Runkel, left, of Waukesha, Wis., is part of a group walking to protest the use of drones in warfare.: photo by Kristy Noack

Keep Drones Out of Our Town

By Joanna Learner
Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer


Sen. Levin,

It is with great concern that I write to you after learning more about the proposed national headquarters for drone piloting to locate here in Battle Creek.

I have read many articles on the use of drones for modern warfare and understand from all reports that well over 4,700 hundred people have been killed by these weapons and that only 2 percent of the total casualties are high level targets.

Drone Warfare Protested by Group Walking from Chicago to Battle Creek

From the Kalamazoo Gazette
By Steven Brooks
June 4, 2014

KALAMAZOO, MI – A group of activists will be stopping in Kalamazoo on June 12 during their 12-day walk from Chicago to Battle Creek in protest of drone warfare in the U.S. military.

The walk, called “On the Road to Ground the Drones,” began on Tuesday at the international headquarters of aircraft company Boeing in Chicago and will cover 160-plus miles during the trek to the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base on June 14.

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