Join us on November 16 and 17 for an international summit in Washington, D.C. – “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance” – to learn more about and organize to end unlawful killings by the United States. This gathering will include the stories of people in Pakistan and Yemen who have survived U.S. drone strikes or lost their loved ones to them, and bring together grassroots activists, human rights advocates, lawyers, writers, technology experts, artists, and musicians.
When: Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. -- panel discussions
Sunday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- strategy session
More info: Panel discussions will take place on November 16, and include the participation of CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei at a 10-11 a.m panel titled "Legal Challenges to Drone Strikes." On November 17, a strategy session will be held for those who want to be involved in the work of a Global Drones Network. If you are interested in attending Sunday’s strategy session, please email Noor Mir.
This year’s summit is co-sponsored by CODEPINK, the Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, the Georgetown chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Watch a Video Livestream of the event!
Can't be there? Go to CODEPINK's livestream video channel during the event to watch.
For the past several years, CCR has been working to challenge one of the most extreme claims of executive authority over the past decade: that the government may kill its suspected enemies as it would in wartime, anywhere in the world, based on its own say-so. The exercise of this unprecedented assertion of power has, by conservative estimates, left over 3,000 people dead outside of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and perhaps elsewhere. But exactly how many have been killed or harmed, who they were, where they were killed or injured, and why, we do not know, because the government will not say.