|Anti-drone demonstration at the White House on Saturday, April 13th|
Now, the April Days of Action Against Drones are coming to Michigan. Wednesday April 24th will see a demonstration at the 110th Airlift Wing, Battle Creek, MI. It has recently been announced that Battle Creek Guard will become a drone base. Protesters from Indiana and Michigan will participate, some risking arrest.
“Perhaps the people of our country will awaken to the whole issue of drones only after they have begun spying on them in their own back yards,” said Dave Lambert, 78, from Fort Wayne , IN , one of the organizers of the event. "In places like Pakistan , with whom we are not at war, these drone strikes are responsible for only 2% of top al Qaeda leadership."
|Benjamin Rast, killed by a drone |
strike in Afghanistan in 2011
Robert Rast, from South Bend , whose son Benjamin was killed by a drone in Afghanistan in 2011, and who could not attend the event due to poor health, writes: “Please thank all involved on behalf of my son, Benjamin. The Government still to this date refuses to accept accountability for Corpsman Rast's death as a result of their incompetence and negligence. My son's spirit will be there with all of you because he wants Justice and Accountability for what they did to him and to our Family. May God Bless and keep up the good fight.”