ACTION ALERT: What You Can Do to Stop Killer Drones

January 14th, 2022 - by Cole Harrison / Massachusetts Peace Action & RootsAction

ACTION ALERT: What You Can Do to Stop Drone Killing

Cole Harrison / Massachusetts Peace Action & RootsAction

(January 12, 2022) — Kathy Kelly and Nick Mottern are co-coordinators of, an organization formed in January 2021 to achieve an international ban on weaponized drones and military and police drone surveillance.

Kathy and Nick will briefly review the proliferation of weaponized drones and then focus on what is revealed in the New York Times expose‘ of the U.S. drone-dependent air war and its immense toll in human suffering.

They will also discuss what webinar participants, including those living in Massachusetts 8th Congressional District, can do to achieve a Congressional investigation into the numbers and identities of all casualties of U.S. drone attacks over the last 20 years. 

Cole Harrison is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Peace Action.

ACTION ALERT: Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

RootsAction Petition

Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs, or chemical weapons. The world must renounce and forbid their manufacture, possession, or use. Violators must be held accountable.

Meticulous researchers have documented that US drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.  Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity.

Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs, or chemical weapons.  The world must renounce and forbid their manufacture, possession, or use. Violators must be held accountable.

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, urge

•  the  United Nations Secretary General to investigate the concerns of Navi Pillay, the UN’s top human rights official, that drone attacks violate international law — and to ultimately pursue sanctions against nations using, possessing, or manufacturing weaponized drones;

•  the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate grounds for the criminal prosecution of those responsible for drone attacks;

•  the US Secretary of State, and the ambassadors to the United States from the nations of the world, to support a treaty forbidding the possession or use of weaponized drones;

•  President   Joe Biden to abandon the use of weaponized drones, and to abandon the “kill list” program regardless of the technology employed;

•  the Majority and Minority Leaders of the US House and Senate, to ban the use or sale of weaponized drones;

•  the governments of each of our nations around the world, to ban the use or sale of weaponized drones.

ACTION: Individuals sign on here.
ACTON: To sign on as an organization,
 contact us.

Organizations Supporting This Petition: an weaponized drones
Alaskans For Peace and Justice
Arlington Green Party 
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

Ban Killer Drones
Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Brave New Foundation
Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases
Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Coalition for Grassroots Progress
Code Pink
Drone Free Zone
Evanston Neighbors for Peace
Environmentalists Against War
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Granny Peace Brigade-NY
Hoosiers for Peace and Justice
Indiana Anti-Drone Project
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Kurdistan without Genocide
LA Laborfest
Montrose Peace Vigil
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance
Nevada Desert Experience
No Drones Network
The Northampton Committee to Stop War
Office of the Americas
Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP)
On Earth Peace
Peace Fresno
Peace Madera
Peace of Mind Project
People United for Peace of Santa Cruz County (PUP)
Progressive Democrats of America
Project Peacemakers
Quaker House
Red Line Art Works
Rutherford Institute
Saint Lucy’s Justice and Peace Committee
Santa Cruz Against Drones (SCAD) 
Simple Gifts Inc.
Sitkans for Peace and Justice 
Sustainable Action Network
United for Peace and Justice
United National Antiwar Coalition
Veracity Now
Veterans For Peace
Veterans For Peace Chapter 10
Veterans For Peace Chapter 14
Veterans For Peace Chapter 27
Veterans For Peace Chapter 91
Veterans For Peace Chapter 154
Veterans For Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter, Baltimore, MD 
Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter 132 (Corvallis-Albany, OR)
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
War Resisters League
Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice 
West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
Women Against War
Women Standing
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section
World BEYOND War
World Can’t Wait
Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Bureau of Investigative Journalism: October 2013 update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia
Bureau of Investigative Journalism: US Secret Wars in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia
Washington Post: US Drone Targets in Yemen Raise Questions
New York Times: Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

A webinar on efforts to Ban Killer Drones was held on January 12. To learn more about how we can Ban Killer Drones, try this link: