SF Bay Area

Protest in Germany at US Drone Base.

germany 1

Hundreds of anti-war protesters have staged a rally against the US military presence in Germany, voicing opposition to Washington’s use of killer drones around the world. Carrying signs addressed to the US army, which read “go home” and “stop war,” the demonstrators gathered outside the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany’s southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Slamming the US drone strikes in certain countries, the protesters called for an end to the alleged use of the air base as a satellite relay station in the drone program.

“No to the killer terror drones,” read another sign carried by the protesters.

Earlier this year, German media reported that Ramstein has been serving as the command center of the US drone strikes across Africa and the Middle East and that the German government is aware of the attacks.

germnay 2

Reports by Der Spiegel and The Intercept said the US administration frequently sends killer drones to strike alleged terrorist targets in Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“Signals are transmitted from Ramstein, which tell the drones what they should do,” Der Spiegel quoted an unnamed US official as saying.

The magazine also pointed to documents that say the German Ministry of Defense was informed by the US Department of the Army that it was erecting a relay station for drones in Ramstein in 2011.

Last year, German media also reported that the base receives live pictures of the deadly drone strikes.

The United States carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

While Washington claims the targets of the attacks are militants, witnesses maintain that in most cases, civilians have been the victims of the airstrikes.

germany

 

cp_banner
CodePink is a women's grassroots-initiated, worldwide organization of women and men working for peace, social justice and a green economy. CodePink SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


 

Gatherings
Mar
31
Tue
11:00 AM WEBINAR: DISCLOSE, DIVEST, REINV... @ Live on Facebook
WEBINAR: DISCLOSE, DIVEST, REINV... @ Live on Facebook
Mar 31 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WEBINAR: DISCLOSE, DIVEST, REINVEST: PITZER COLLEGE @ Live on Facebook
DISCLOSE, DIVEST, REINVEST AT PITZER COLLEGE: Thursday, March 31, 2:00 PM ET. Pitzer College students talk about their latest divestment campaign. The students are calling on the university to Divest from BlackRock, and Invest in their Core[...]
Apr
7
Tue
10:00 AM WEBINAR: BLACKROCK’S ROLE IN AMA...
WEBINAR: BLACKROCK’S ROLE IN AMA...
Apr 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
WEBINAR: BLACKROCK'S ROLE IN AMAZON DESTRUCTION WITH AMAZON WATCH
RSVP to join Pendle Marshall-Hallmark in a webinar about BlackRock’s role in Amazon destruction on April 7th at 10:00amPT/1:00pmET. Pendle is a climate campaigner at Amazon Watch. The webinar will take place over Zoom and[...]
Apr
19
Sun
2:00 PM Defend Julian Assange! @ Humanist Hall
Defend Julian Assange! @ Humanist Hall
Apr 19 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Defend Julian Assange! @ Humanist Hall
Join us for a panel discussion of leading attorneys, human rights defenders and social justice activists as the London trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is underway. If Assange is extradicted to the United States,[...]

PinkBridgeDivider

 

WORLD

PinkBridgeDivider

ARTS

  • Glowing Magic Beauty a Review. March 3, 2020 editorGlowing Magic Beauty a Review. Glowing Magic Beauty is a practical guide for developing and living a joyous life. The ...
  • Poem July 6, 2019 editorPoemThe Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth By Kelly Curry I set the table with ...
  • Book Launch Stirs Controversy. December 13, 2015 editorBook Launch Stirs Controversy. The book launch event for EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION: AMERICAN WRITERS ON PALESTINE at the Center for Fiction on ...

PinkBridgeDivider

GREEN ECONOMY

PinkBridgeDivider

From our National Site

The national CodePink organization organizes for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. CodePink actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Rooted in a network of local organizers, CodePink's tactics include satire, street theatre, creative visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging powerful decision-makers in government and corporations. And, of course, wearing pink!