Drone Days Of Action

National Call

National Anti-Drone Days of Action

San Diego CA, April 4-7, 2013

The Drone Diego Coordinating Committee invites organizations and individuals to come to San Diego on April 4-7, as we protest and bring attention to the dangers drones present to the people of the world. Join us for nonviolent actions, workshops, street theater and more, or organize your own activities.

Our opposition to drone warfare is based on our stand for peace and justice. We believe that:

  • Armed drones are weapons of terror. They kill combatants and civilians, children and adults, men and women, alike. Their presence overhead terrorizes entire communities.
  • Extrajudicial assassinations by killer drones violate U. S. and international law.
  • Surveillance drones threaten our liberties, spying on communities and borders, invading our personal privacy.
  • Drones make our families less secure by making it easier for military and paramilitary agencies (like the CIA) to continue endless war without limits in either space or time.

Why come to San Diego? San Diego is the drone production capital of the world. San Diego is home to General Atomics, builders of the killer Predator and Reaper drones (which may be armed with Hellfire missiles), and Northrup Grumman, maker of the Global Hawk surveillance drone. Surveillance drones also regularly fly along the border between San Diego and Mexico.

A strong presence in San Diego will draw attention locally and nationally to the hazards posed by these robotic killers and spy craft. We hope that this will be the first of many actions in San Diego


National Days of Action Against Drones Update 2/24/13

San Diego, California

April 4-7

 

The National Days of Action are rapidly approaching and we're excited about the schedule that is shaping up!   The events below show what the host committee and other organizations have lined up so far!  There are still some time slots for other actions if your organization would like to plan something!  We're also looking for groups and individuals who would like to do workshops. Please join us in San Diego!!

 

April 4 - Thursday

3-6 pm - San Diego Veterans for Peace demonstration at General Atomics Predator drones production site. Assemble at General Atomics Way and Kirkham Way, Poway. More info: email Dave Patterson or phone 760.207.9139
Parking: There is no parking on any side streets in the vicinity of this demonstration. Parking at local businesses is without permission and you do so at your own risk. There is posted parking at scattered businesses North of Scripps Poway Parkway, from Stowe to General Atomics Way. One half mile West of the bannering point is Costco and Home Depot. This point is 1.5 miles from the demo start point, however we will have limited shuttle service from the Costco, Home Depot area to the start point until 3PM. This service will be slow and limited, so allow plenty of time to catch a ride. On the day of the demo. call 760.207.9139 for information on how to catch a ride. We recommend that the participants carpool and drop off the passengers at the demo. start point leaving ample time for the driver to find parking and secure a ride back. 


7-8 pm - Overpass Light Brigade, Clairemont Drive bridge over the I-5. Volunteers are needed to hold letters. More info: email Chris, or OLB Facebook event 

Parking: Mission Bay Visitors Center, west of Clairemont Drive overpass.


April 5 - Friday

8 am - CodePink invites you to peacefully protest Neal Blue, CEO of General Atomics: 9756 La Jolla Farms Rd (La Jolla). More info: 415-235-6517 

10 am - Rally at General Atomics Headquarters 3500 General Atomics Court (off John Jay Hopkins Drive), La Jolla 92121. Coordinated by CodePink. More info: email Peace Resource Center

4-6 pm - Demonstration and bannering at Northrup Grumman, 9326 Spectrum Center Blvd. and Ruffin Road, San Diego 92123. Please wear black! coordinated by CodePink More info: email Peace Resource Center 

6:30-9:30 pm - Assembly with dinner, socializing, and more. Location TBA. more info: email SDCPJ 

7-8 pm - Overpass Light Brigade, Location TBA. Volunteers are needed to hold letters. More info:email Chris, or OLB Facebook event


April 6 - Saturday

1-3 pm - Join us at the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum (Harbor Drive south of Broadway, downtown San Diego) for a demonstration. Please wear black. Coordinated by Women Occupy; More info: email Martha Sullivan or phone 858-945-6273. 

6 pm; 7-9 pm dinner - Forum with Medea Benjamin (CodePink), Pedro Rios (AFSC San Diego), and others. Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Pl., San Diego 92105. More info: email Peace Resource Center

7-8 pm - Overpass Light Brigade at Forum site. More info: email Chris, or OLB Facebook event



April 7 - Sunday (ending by 3 p.m.)


10 am - 3 pm - General Assembly and WorkshopsCentro Cultural de la Raza2004 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101

More info: email Peace Resource Center

 

OUR CALL:

 The Drone Diego Coordinating Committee invites organizations and individuals to come to San Diego on April 4-7, as we protest and bring attention to the dangers drones present to the people of the world. Join us for nonviolent actions, workshops, street theater and more, or organize your own activities. 


Our opposition to drone warfare is based on our stand for peace and justice.

We believe that:

• Armed drones are weapons of terror. They kill combatants and

civilians, children and adults, men and women, alike. Their presence

overhead terrorizes entire communities.


• Extrajudicial assassinations by killer drones violate U. S. and

international law.


• Surveillance drones threaten our liberties, spying on communities

and borders, invading our personal privacy.


• Drones make our families less secure by making it easier for military

and paramilitary agencies (like the CIA) to continue endless war without limits in either space or time.

Why come to San Diego? San Diego is the drone production capital of the world. San Diego is home to General Atomics, builders of the killer Predator and Reaper drones (which may be armed with Hellfire missiles), and Northrup Grumman, maker of the Global Hawk surveillance drone. Surveillance drones also regularly fly along the border between San Diego and Mexico.


A strong presence in San Diego will draw attention locally and nationally to the hazards posed by these robotic killers and spy craft. We hope that this will be the first of many actions in San Diego.


Of course not everyone has the resources to come to San Diego. We encourage those who cannot come to make April 4-7 days of action against drones in their own communities.


Kickoff day is Thursday, April 4, with a demonstration at the General Atomics drone production facility in Poway, just north of San Diego. The San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace is holding a weekly vigil there and we will join them. 


We invite other organizations to develop workshops, forums and actionsduring the four days of action. If you or your organization would like to plan an event, please contact our host committee so we can provide information about locations, venues, and schedule coordination. We also welcome sponsoring organizations (which provide financial or organizational resources) and endorsing organizations (which express their public agreement with our goals) to contact the host committee.


Our host committee will work to provide housing in San Diego for activists who need it. We are also working to establish an encampment, with more details to follow.

For more info about the National Days Against Drones Actions in San

Diego, or if your organization would like to become a sponsor or endorser, please contact

info@sdcpj.orgnodrones@prcsd.org, or dpatterson998@yahoo.com

We can also be found on the web

(sdcpj.org)

and on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/176137409176804/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Tax-deductible donations to support this action can be made online through the

Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.prcsd.org

(specify anti-drone action from the drop-down list).

Checks should be made payable to the Peace Resource Center and mailed to 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105


Sponsoring organizations:  

Peace Resource Center of San Diego, San Diego Veterans for Peace, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, CODEPINK, Global Exchange, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), Canvass for a Cause, Af3irm, A Future Without War.org, Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD), San Diego International Socialist Organization, SAME Alliance, Fresno Light Brigade, Peace Madera, Overpass Light Brigade San Diego, Alameda County Against Drones, ANSWER Coalition San Diego, Party for Socialism and Liberation San Diego, San Diego Libertarian Party, San Diego Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), National Lawyers Guild San Diego, al Awda San Diego, Border Angels, Gente Unida, Activist San Diego, Environmentalists Against War, International Action Center San Diego, Women Occupy San Diego, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace LA, Okupi Damsels in Distress Palm Springs, United Nations Association San Diego, Women's Equality Council UNA-SD, San Diego Faith Leaders for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America San Diego, Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE), Green Party San Diego, Officers of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, Orange County Peace Coalition, Peace Fresno, War Resisters League West, Movement for a Democratic Society, Bay Area, San Diego Committee Against Police Brutality, Pacific Beach Democratic Club, San Diego First Church of the Brethren, Plan of Action in a Changing Era (PACE), People for Social Sustainability, Courage To Resist, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Haritna Restaurant La Mesa.