As part of the global ‘Keep Space for Peace’, Ground the Drones Week of Action is happening this week. Protests, public meetings, street stalls and vigils are being held to raise awareness and resist the growing use of drones. A more in-depth report will follow later but here are a few photos and links as they come in….
Vigil held outside Paradigm Secure Communications operations centre in Hawthorn Wiltshire. paradigm operates the Skynet satellite system on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, through which British Reaper drones are controlled.
Lively protest outside Thales factory in Leicester where the new joint UK-Israeli drone ‘Watchkeeper’ is being built.
Peace vigil outside Schriever Air Force Base, east of Colorado Springs. See report here
A protest took place outside a Raytheon factory in Arizona in which one person was arrested. Read report here
General media coverage this week:
The New Left Project: Opposing the rise of the drones