New York City protest of drones
Tuesday, March 19 marks 10 years since the U.S. loosed the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq, in spite of world-wide protest. After mostly destroying the country's infrastructure, educational, electrical, sewer, water, judicial and policesystems, causing the death of one million people, and the displacement of 4.5 million, the U.S. removed most troops, having created a disaster. As the US war-fighting doctrine in pursing the global "war on terror," is changing. The US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, costing in excess of $3 trillion, are being wound down, replaced with targeted killing, indefinite detention, and so-called "black" (secret) or special operations. The prediction of Dick Cheney, that the war of terror would be a war to last generations, without respect to sovereign borders, is now led by the both the Democratic Party. President Obama has used drones in targeted killing against more than 4,000 people. Many of those killed are non-combatants, and none were indicted or tried for crimes. (see thebureauinvestigates.com) L-3 Communications is one of the U.S. largest military contractors, and one of the largest suppliers of drone technology, "national securitysolutions," prisons. “L-3 is clearly a go-to company for carrying out some of the U.S.’s most extreme tactics in the 'War on Terror.’” Reprieve (legal action charity), Jan. 2013 Join us in protesting: L-3 Communications at their world headquarters 600 Third Avenue (btwn 39th & 40th Streets), Manhattan Tuesday, March 19, 2013 • 4 to 6 pm More at War Resisters League: http://www.warresisters.org/pages/L-3demo.php sponsoring organizations (list in formation) NYC War Resisters League • World Can't Wait • Brooklyn For Peace • Granny Peace Brigade • Park Slope Greens • Green Party of Brooklyn
Event LocationL-3 Communications
600 Third Ave. - between 39th St. & 40th St.
New York, NY 10016