In 2011, Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki a 16-year old American citizen, born in Denver, was killed along with his cousin and several civilians in an open air restaurant in southern Yemen.
The horrific killing revealed the reality that drone personnel sit behind computers and kill "suspects" thousands of miles away that often are civilian. CODEPINK's co-director Medea Benjamin confronted President Obama with the story of Abdulrahman's tragic murder. But, the US Government to this day refuses to answer for his killing.
March 4-6th CODEPINK will be at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, for a Shut Down Creech national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere. In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal.Sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience (NDE), Veterans For Peace (VFP), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) and others. Learn more about Shut Down Creech: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com
Donate in memory of Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki and end killing by remote control for endless war by Shutting Down Creech airforce base.
Help us bring his name, and the names of other drone victims to Creech air force base, the U.S. site where these lethal strikes are carried out. Your generous donation will make it possible for CODEPINKers to #ShutItDown in Nevada Feb.28-March 6: Creech and REMAX and help provide transportation, materials, and meals to participants coming from across the United States to Shut Down Creech!