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Hancock Reaper Drone Base Entrance Blocked
by Huge Dollar Signs Dripping with Blood
7 Arrested Delivering War Crimes Indictment
to Hancock Reaper Drone Base
Monday, 25 September 2017, 9 AM. Seven members of the grassroots group Upstate Drone Action once again were arrested as they delivered a citizen’s war crime indictment to the chain of command at Hancock Air Force Base. Upstate Drone Action also placed a huge dollar sign [$] dripping with “blood” in the main entrance way to the base. The six-foot high dollar sign dramatizes what the group believes determines the many overseas wars the Pentagon/CIA engages in: corporate greed.
Hancock AFB, near
Syracuse, N.Y. hosts the 174th Attack [sic] Wing of the
NY National Guard. The 174th is one of two Reaper drone Attack Wings in NYS. Piloted from
Hancock, the MQ9 Reaper drone is an unmanned, satellite-directed assassin flown
over Afghanistan. CIA also uses such airborne robots for its clandestine,
illegal, lethal missions over Northwest Pakistan and other majority-Islamic
nations and oil
According to “LIVING UNDER DRONES: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians from
US Practices in Pakistan,” published by Stanford University and New York
University Law Schools, such missions are responsible for the deaths of many
hundreds of noncombatants, including women and children, in that
Today’s action at Hancock’s main gate is simply one episode in Upstate Drone Action’s persistent nonviolent campaign to expose Reaper drone war crimes. Since 2010 there have been some 200 anti-Reaper arrests at Hancock in about a dozen such street theater actions. These have resulted in extreme bails, maximum fines, Orders of Protection, and incarcerations…as well as some acquittals.
Those arrested: Ann Tiffany, Syracuse….Dan Burgevin, Trumansburg, NY….Ed Kinane, Syracuse….Harry Murray, Rochester….Julienne Oldfield, Syracuse….Mark Scibilia-Carver, Trumansburg, NY….Rae Kramer, Syracuse….
Mary Anne Grady Flores
Ithaca, NY 14850 1-607-280-8797
Ithaca Catholic Workers / Los Obreros Catolicos de Ithaca