US drone campaigner to tour UK

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell, US anti-drone campaigner and long-time Catholic Worker activist is coming to the UK in October as part of the Week of Action on Drones.

Brian lives and works at Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa.  Brian also travels around Iowa and beyond, speaking and acting with communities that are working for justice and peace. His travels include Iraq and Afghanistan and he was deported from Bahrain in 2012 after witnessing the violent repression of human rights activists there.

In recent years, he has been active in resistance to remote controlled murders by drones with friends in Nevada, New York and Missouri and on May 24 of this year he was released from a six month federal prison sentence for participating in a peaceable assembly in protest of drones at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Brian’s most recent article on drones – Framing the Debate on War by Remote Control  – is an excellent read.  Brian will be speaking at the following venue, please do come along.

PLEASE NOTE: Brian is available for interview.  To arrange please call Chris Cole on 07960 811437

Date Where

What

Fri 4 Oct Hastings ‘Ground the Drones’  Host:  Hastings Against War, Venue:  The Roomz, Western Road, St Leonards on Sea, (opp. Warrior Square train station) 6.30pm.  Contact:  Maya Evans 07973 484202
Sat 5 Oct London  TBC
Sun 6 Oct Lincoln Support the ‘Waddington Six’  Pre-trial celebration.  5pm – 8pm Pimento Tea Rooms, Lincoln, LN2 1LU   Contact Chris 07960 811437 
Mon 7 Oct Birmingham ‘The Military use of Drones’    Venue: Queens Foundation, Somerset Road, Birmingham B15 2QH 7.30pm  Contact: John Hull 0121 452 2601 
Tues 8 Oct NSA Menwith Hill (Harrogate) Brian will speak at the CAAB Weekly protest at NSA Menwith Hill focused on International Keep Space for Peace/drones  6pm – 8pm.  Contact Lindis Percy 01423 884076
Wed 9 Oct York ‘The Menace of Drone Warfare’  Host: York Against War.  Venue: York Friends Meeting House, 7.30pm Alan Gerard 01904 777451
Thus 10 Oct Oxford ‘Ground the Drones’.  Host: Oxford Catholic Worker/Drone Wars UK/Fellowship of Reconciliation.  Venue:  Peace House, Paradise St Oxford OX1 1LD, 7.30pm 079608 11437
Sat 12 Oct London Brian will be speaking at ‘Afghanistan: What Next? Voices for Creative Nonviolence Conference, Friends House, London.  Contact Maya Evans 07973 484202


Categories: Challenging 'pro-drone' arguments, Drone campaigning

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