Taking Action on Drones
Related pages: Drones
Drones represent a worrying new frontier in warfare and raise a number of grave concerns: high civilian casualties, targeted extra-judicial killings, kill decisions made half the world away and even the possibility of drones killing without human involvement.
In 2010 QPSW peaceworker Mary Dobbing co-wrote the report “Convenient Killing: Armed Drones and the ‘Playstation’ Mentality” as part of her placement with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR). The report is available on the FoR website [new window - PDF file].
The Drones Campaign Network, of which QPSW is a founder member, is asking Friends to write to their MPs raising their concerns. The military use of Armed Drones is a new issue, and there is very little information available. What is known is patchy at best.
The suggested letter is focused on getting a number of specific pieces of information about Drones into the public domain, and can be found here. Please feel free to use it as a template if you feel called to take action, or write your own.