Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, is known world-wide as a tireless campaigner for peace and justice. She will be a presenter at the Drones Symposium at Grinnell College on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 4:15 p.m. Prior to that, she will lead a rally at 10 a.m. at the gates of the 132nd Iowa Air National Guard at the north side of the Des Moines airport.
The 132nd is being converted to a piloting and control center for Reaper Drones. Armed with Hellfire missiles, these drones may be used to assassinate people, combatants and civilians alike, in countries with whom the US is not at war.
Medea is the author of Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control.
What: Rally at the Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Base (3100 McKinley Ave, Des Moines)
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 10
Time: 10 until 10:45 a.m.
Speaker: Medea Benjamin