Friday, March 21, 2014

45 people, Reaper Drone, attend film screening in Bloomington

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition held a screening of Robert Greenwald's Unmanned: America's Drone Wars last Thursday, 3/20 (the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq) at the Monroe County Public library. At least 45 attended the screening, and many stayed afterward for discussion, which included a presentation and comment on the proposed national Drone Control Act as well as a local resolution to ban drone use in the City of Bloomington, similar to resolutions passed in Charlottesville, VA and other U.S. cities. The screening also provided an opportunity to announce the arrival in Bloomington of the Drone Quilt Project six weeks from now.

A Reaper Drone replica sat outside of the library underneath the
 Indiana state flag, showing Indiana's complicity in the Drone Wars
 while attracting viewers to the screening. Pictured
 are Susan Pennington, Linda Greene, and Timothy Baer of BPAC

Host a film screening, demonstration, or other event in your city as part of the nationwide Spring Days of Drone Action during the months of April and May! CLICK HERE to post info about your event and learn more about events all throughout the country.
Spring Days of Drone Action 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

FREE FILM SCREENING: Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

All readers are cordially invited to a FREE film screening of the 2013 Robert Greenwald-directed Brave New Films production, UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS. The screening will be followed by a public discussion.

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

"Unmanned is ESSENTIAL viewing." -Oliver Stone
"It's a POWERFUL movie that shakes you to your core." -Cenk Uygur

In his latest film, UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS, director Robert Greenwald examines the impact that U.S. drone strikes have at home and abroad. Through numerous interviews, including with a former American drone operator, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life, the truth about U.S. drone warfare policy is revealed.

In never-before-seen footage from the tribal regions of Pakistan, drone strike survivors describe the brutal reality of drone attacks ordered during the Obama Administration. The film highlights the personal stories of Pakistanis impacted by U.S. drone policy, showing how delicate life can be in this war where no one is accepting responsibility for the casualties.

UNMANNED reveals that covert U.S. military actions are often imprecise and result in creating more enemies for the American people, who have little knowledge of how drone targets are set or why these extrajudicial killings are carried out.

See film preview and more about UNMANNED at: 

The March 20th free film screening and discussion is sponsored by Bloomington Peace Action Coalition.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Peace Vigil in Bloomington Courthouse Square Elicits Shouts of Approval from Passersby

Members of the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition braved cold temperatures to come out to the Bloomington Courthouse Square last Wednesday and demonstrate against the state-sponsored terrorism that is U.S. drone killing and imperialism. 
Timothy Baer of BPAC reported: "Today, our message was mostly well-received by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians who gave us thumbs-up, peace signs, nodding heads, or shouts of affirmation. "

Timothy reports plans for more demonstrations in the very near future as part of the Spring Days of Action against drone warfare and surveillance.

Join BPAC and other groups and individuals around the country who plan to speak out this spring against drone killing. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Spring Days of Action.!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Peace Vigil: War Is Terrorism! End U.S. Drone Warfare- Stop all Drone Strikes!

Join the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in
Monroe County Courthouse Square on the 
Corner of Kirkwood Ave. and Walnut Street in Bloomington, IN for our monthly vigil against drone killing.

Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington
We'll have signs, banners, and literature. Feel free to bring your own message. Bundle up and participate for Peace!

CLICK HERE to learn about the upcoming nationwide Spring Days of Action against drone warfare and surveillance!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fly Kites, Not Drones

Kite-flying has long been synonymous for many with the spirit of Afghanistan, as a popular pastime that was banned under Taliban rule. This March, join Indiana Peace and Voices for Creative Nonviolence to Fly Kites, Not Drones in protest against U.S. drone killing. The events will take place on March 22nd and 23rd and will be a part of the 2014 Spring Days of Action Against Drones

For more information about Fly Kites, Not Drones, contact

CLICK HERE  for more information about the nationwide Spring Days of Action!