Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CodePINK's Medea Benjamin: Drone Talks at VFP Miami & Ft. Lauderdale

CodePINK leader Medea Benjamin will be in Florida to help educate the public about the menace of drone killing and drone surveillance as part of her national tour to promote her book, "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control".


Ft. Lauderdale - Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m. - Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance at St. Maurice Church, 2851 Stirling Road

Miami - Friday, August 10, 11 a.m. - Workshop on "Reining In The Drones" at the Veterans For Peace (VFP) National Convention, 3rd floor, Miami Marriott (Biscayne Bay), 1633 N. Bayshore Drive

Miami - Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. - "Veterans Meet the Community" event at Trinity Episcopal Church (VFP National Convention) 464 North NE 16th St., (corner of No. Bayshore Dr. and Venetian Causeway, next door to Marriott)

Members of Veterans for Peace are helping to lead the No Drones! effort around the country, including No Drones Wisconsin, No Drones Ohio, No Drones North Carolina, and more. To learn more about the VFP, see the main Veterans For Peace (VFP) National Convention page.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Florida: Bristling with Drone Bases?

According to the Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations, and Sustainability (April 2012), Florida has nine (9) locations that have been designated as potential basing locations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [i.e. drones] (p. 8 ff.).

The table below gives information on the types of drones that are proposed for basing at each location.

BASE Predator/Reaper type Shadow/Raven type Other
Hurlburt Field MQ1B, MQ9A RQ-11B Wasp, Puma
Avon Park MQ1B, MQ9A
NS Mayport MQ8
Appalachicola RQ-11B Wasp, Puma
Homestead RQ-11B Wasp, Puma
NOLF Choctaw RQ-11B Wasp, Puma, Scan Eagle
Starke RQ-11B, RQ-7B
NAS Jacksonville RQ4-Blk40
Archer Field Wasp, MAV

How long will it be before you see and hear drones overhead?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Protest Drones During the RNC in Tampa

The 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held in Tampa, FL, beginning on August 27.

Plans are now in formation to make a strong statement against drones killing and drones surveillance at the convention.

To volunteer, please contact us at nodronesflorida [at] gmail.com.