If the war came to your backyard, would you try to stop it?

Do you know that a company in Long Island, New York, is part of manufacturing parts for predator drones? Predator drones are operated by men and women in Nevada, who program them to kill people half a world away in Iraq and Afghanistan. (A Democracy Now! story about drones linked here and excerpted below.)

Will you stand by, while people make predator drones in your own backyard?

Local peace groups are encouraging people to come make a stand against predator drones, by demonstrating in front of BAE, a weapons manufacturer in Greenlawn, Town of Huntington, Long Island, New York.

Friday, October 30th
(An update from a friend said that it is now a vigil, this is the third Friday.)
from 4pm to 5:30pm
In front of “BAE Systems” weapons manufacturer
450 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn, NY

Democracy Now! Did a story on drones. The full story is currently on video only. A summary is below and at the link here:

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Philip Alston: Record AfPak Drone Attacks Under Obama May Violate International Law
Alston-web

Investigative reporter Jane Mayer of The New Yorker magazine revealed last week that the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan has risen dramatically under President Obama. During his first nine-and-a-half months in office, Obama authorized at least forty-one CIA missile strikes in Pakistan—a rate of approximately one bombing a week. We speak to one of the most high-profile critics of the US drone program: Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Alston says the US government’s use of Predator drones may violate international law.

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Directions to BAE in Greenlawn:

From Northern State take Exit 42 N

Proceed north on 231 to Deer Park Rd west (County Rd. 35)
Continue to second traffic light – Jericho Tpke (NY25)
Cross Jericho Tpke (street name changes to Park Ave.) and continue to the 5th traffic light from Jericho.
At intersection of Park Ave. and Pulaski Rd., turn right.
Continue past the first light and you will soon see large BAE sign on your left.

Notes from Warren who has attended say that the County Police…if we park on the parallel side street which is ONE WAY, we must park facing WEST.

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