About the Trip: After the great success
of the first-ever International
Drone Summit hosted by CODEPINK last March,
we have been invited by our friends in Pakistan
to organize a Peace Delegation to Pakistan Oct 3 - 10. We will meet with survivors
of US drone attacks, lawyers who are representing
drone victims and political figures. As citizen
diplomats from the United States, we will join
with people from the region affected by U.S. drone
attacks, and call for an end to the killing.
Applications for the trip are no longer being accepted, but you
can support us by donating to the trip here!
We will be asking for permission from the Pakistani
government to march to Miramshah, the capitol
of Waziristan. Delegates should be ready to take
the risks involved in traveling to this region.
In the event that the government does not give
us permission, we will hold our meetings and peace
rally in Islamabad. As the political situation
is constantly changing, delegates need to be flexible
and ready to follow the lead of our hosts on the
ground. We will strongly encourage delegates to
engage in meetings with elected officials and
make presentations about the trip to their communities
If you have any questions, please email
Alli at alli[at]codepink.org.
More Info: Can't make it to Pakistan but want to
learn more about how to stop drone warfare? Medea
Benjamin is currently on a national Drone
Warfare book tour. See the book
tour calendar and email Alli if you'd like
to set up an event with Medea in your city. Plus
check out the new Drones
Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones
and End the Wars in New York is a cosponsor of
this delegation. For
more info see here.