A collage of drone attack victims from the area in North Pakistan where a Code Pink delegation will be traveling during September 2012. The little girl at the top died in the first of 3 drone strikes during the 2012 NATO conference in Chicago, shortly after Pakistani President Zardari told US President Obama he wasn’t going to reopen the supply lines unless the US stopped the drone campaign.
CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Pakistan
After the great success of the first-ever International Drone Summit hosted by CODEPINK last March, we have been invited by our friends in Pakistan, the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, to organize a Peace Delegation to Pakistan September 21-28th. We will meet with survivors of US drone attacks, lawyers who are representing drone victims and political figures. As citizen diplomats from the United States, we will join with people from the region affected by U.S. drone attacks, and call for an end to the killing.
We will be asking for permission from the Pakistani government to march to Miramshah, the capitol of Waziristan. Delegates should be ready to take the risks involved in traveling to this region. In the event that the government does not give us permission, we will hold our meetings and peace rally in Islamabad. As the political situation is constantly changing, delegates need to be flexible and ready to follow the lead of our hosts on the ground. We will strongly encourage delegates to engage in meetings with elected officials and make presentations about the trip to their communities once home.
Please look for our reports. If you are interested in joining us, there is an online application on the CodePink Website. If you would like to support us with a donation, you can do so through CodePink or the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones.
Sponsored by: Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, United National Antiwar Coalition, Fellowship of Reconciliation