Tell Obama: Stop the Drone Strikes
By Films For Action / petitions.whitehouse.gov

Stop the authorization of the drone strikes in the Middle East that kill nearly fifty civilians for every terrorist suspect. Stop making America an assassin of innocent children. End the practice of counting every adult male in the area as an enemy combatant.

What To Do

25,000 signatures are needed by December 9th, 2012 to get an official response from the White House. Sign the petition now and then share this petition with your friends, then share it again a few days later, and post it on any groups online you're a member of.

1. Sign the Petition 

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The picture is of a US Predator drone in Afghanistan. The strike in Somalia means armed drones are operating in six countries. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty ImagesI find myself caught between the need to follow the drone debate and the need to avoid unpleasant memories it stirs. I used drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – during the nadir of my military career that was an...

 

The roars celebrating the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama on television give Mohammad Rehman Khan a searing headache, as years of grief and anger come rushing back.The 28-year-old Pakistani accuses the president of robbing him of his father, three brothers and a nephew, all killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack a month after Obama first took office."The same person who...

 

Both the International law and US constitution prohibit killing outside of armed conflict without due process, "except as a resort to avert a concerete, specific, imminent threat of death or serious physical injury", yet the United States continues the use of drone strikes in "targeted killings" of "suspected" terrorist overseas that "might" be plotting against it without due process of law. This...

 

Detailed information from the families of those killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and from local sources on strikes that have targeted mourners and rescue workers provides credible new evidence that the majority of the deaths in the drone war in Pakistan have been civilian noncombatants - not "militants," as the Obama administration has claimed.The new evidence also shows that the statistical...

 

Several items today relate to the issue of gross U.S. media propaganda and Obama’s national security policies:(1) I have an Op-Ed in The Guardian today on how the American media has been repeatedly and willingly coopted in the Obama administration’s propagandistic abuse of its secrecy powers, with a focus on the recent high-profile, Obama-flattering national security scoops from...

 

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