Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TASTE OF DRONES PHOTO ESSAY

TASTE OF DRONES PHOTO ESSAY  

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

On Saturday, September 1, 2012, Veterans for Peace, No Drones Wisconsin, Occupy Madison, and other area activists held a die-in to protest the use of weaponized drones by the United States.

I have assembled photos from several photographers who were present at the event.
If you know of any photos of this event, especially showing crowd reaction, please let me know....



Wisconsin Veterans Museum
photo: Wendi Kent
 American flag distress signal as anti-drones symbol
photo: Wendi Kent

Crowds at Madison Farmer's Market
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
"What if they gave a war and nobody came?"
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
Predator drone replica over Madison Farmer's Market
photo: Wendi Kent
"Hack a drone, save a life!"
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Wendi Kent

 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Wendi Kent

 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Leslie Amsterdam

 American flag distress signal as anti-drones symbol
at Wisconsin Capitol

photo: Wendi Kent


  American flag distress signal as anti-drones symbol
Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
The public responds to anti-drone protests
photo: Wendi Kent

 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Wendi Kent

"When drones fly children die" -- Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Wendi Kent

Victims of "friendly fire" from drones
photo: Wendi Kent

The public responds to anti-drone protests
photo: Wendi Kent
 Drone strike die-in protest
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
Madison, Wisconsin, anti-drones protesters
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
 American flag distress signal as anti-drones symbol
at Wisconsin Capitol
 photo: Leslie Amsterdam

"When drones fly children die"
photo: Wendi Kent

"When drones fly children die"
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
Madison, Wisconsin, anti-drones protesters
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
"How is the war economy working for you?"
photo: Leslie Amsterdam
Veterans for Peace protest drones
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte

"When drones fly children die"
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte
"When drones fly children die"
photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte


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"On Saturday, November 10, 2012, Lars Prip and myself, David Soumis, held the Vietnam era burial flag on the square during the Farmer's Market. This video is of Lars explaining the flag and what we're doing."

(See No Drones: Lars explains the upside down American flag )






Navy corpsman Benjamin Rast, was killed accidentally in a Reaper drone strike in Afghanistan in April 2011; that strike also killed Marine Staff Sergeant Jeremy Smith. Benjamin Rast's father, Robert Rast, has set up a drone replica in his front yard and sits with it, telling those who stop what happened to his son.







Activists in San Diego held a weekend of demonstrations in solidarity with the nationwide Spring Days of Drone Action. One feature of the weekend was an evocative and powerful street theatre performance in San Diego's Balboa park, simulating a drone attack on American soil like those that have been and continue to be deadly reality in Pakistan and Yemen. Click here to stream video of the event.

(See Drone Strike Kills 7 in San Diego)


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