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US women may stage hunger strike in Pakistan in anti-drones protest

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At www.guardian.co.uk

Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war group, have gathered in the Pakistani capital this week as they prepare for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan, one of the semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border, which is a hotbed of Taliban militancy. The group includes Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright, a former US diplomat and army colonel who condemned her country's covert drone campaign as Barack Obama's 'personal execution device,' in reference to the US president's weekly meeting at which he is reported to choose targets for missile strikes.

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