Wed, Jan. 23rd, 7 PM, St Mary’s Church Social Hall, 302 E. Jefferson St
Iowa City (access involves steps)
sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter #161
Featuring Leah Bolger, National President of Veterans for Peace
Leah Bolger, National President of Veterans for Peace and Dan Tallon, a member of VFP Chapter #161, will address the issue of drone warfare.
Ms. Bolger, who was in the US Navy 20 years and retired with rank of Commander, has worked on several national campaigns and has represented VFP in various coalitions and networks. She has also been arrested numerous times for acts of civil disobedience.
In October, 2012, she accompanied 30 others from the US to Pakistan, where they met with family members of drone strike victims and with public officials and activists. The group received much attention from the Pakistani media. The group walked to near the border of South Waziristan, accompanied by thousands of Pakistanis. The group returned to the US with documentation and first-person accounts of being on the receiving end of drone warfare.
Dan Tallon returned to Iowa in August, 2011 after a year in Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard. He was stationed in E. Afghanistan, near the Khyber Pass. He is a senior at the University of Iowa