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CIA Drone Wars Protested at CIA

CIA Drone Wars Protested at CIA
By Malachy Kilbride
http://warisacrime.org/content/cia-drone-wars-protested-cia
An estimated one hundred people assembled outside the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters on Saturday expressing their opposition to the US presidential assassination lists, killer drone death squads, illegal rendition, torture, and the continued confinement of prisoners at the Guantanamo prison camp in US-occupied Cuba.


Photo By Ted Majdosz

Anti-killer-drone activists were joined by participants of Witness Against Torture who were on the last day of their week-long fast and work calling for the closing of Guantanamo, justice for the prisoners there, and an end to torture everywhere.

Saturday's vigil was the third monthly vigil organized by Pax Christi Metro DC, Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice and supported by several organizations including Peace Action (Montgomery County, MD), Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Code Pink, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Langley Hill Friends (Quaker) Peace & International Outreach Committee, and other peace groups.

Speakers at Saturday's vigil included Nancy Mancias, an activist from the San Francisco Bay Area, affiliated with Code Pink, Andy Worthington of the UK, an author and authority on Guantanamo, and Debra Sweet of World Can't Wait.

This week President Obama nominated John Brennan to head the CIA. Brennan has been a longtime champion of torture and the use of drones in the US' continued open-ended warfare around the globe. Activists attending today's vigil are greatly alarmed by this and plan to continue their efforts to draw attention to the use of the US killer drones and torture.

The next vigil against the killer drones will be on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Report from PressTV.

Photography by Ted Majdosz.

Report on Occupy's October2011 blog.

Video:
http://warisacrime.org/content/cia-drone-wars-protested-cia

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