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International Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control

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CCR Event Announcement

Dear CCR Supporter,

Join us in Washington, DC on April 28 and 29 for an "International Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control" hosted by CODEPINK, Reprieve, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

US drone strikes have killed an estimated 3,000 people around the world, including hundreds of civilians, without any judicial process or meaningful oversight, and without any transparency or accountability. The summit's dual objectives are to better inform the public about the reality and significance of the US government's expanding use of both killer and surveillance drones, and to facilitate networks and strategies to resist this expansion.

The Saturday, April 28 program is open to the public and brings together human rights advocates, robotics technology experts, activists, lawyers, scholars and journalists, and shares the stories of people whose families and lives have been directly impacted by remote-controlled drone strikes. This is an all day event with multiple panels beginning at 9am at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC. See this site for updates on the program, and register here today!
 
The Sunday, April 29 program is a strategy session for organizations and individuals to network and plan advocacy efforts focused on various aspects of drones, targeted killings and expanding US covert wars. If you are interested in attending this session, please email Ramah Kudaimi at rkudaimi(@ symbol)gmail.com.


Additional CCR Events:

"Guantanamo North":  Examining Secretive Communication Management Units in the US Prison System (Baltimore, MD)
Tuesday, April 10 from 12 Noon-1 pm

Join CCR and University of Maryland School of Law for a critical discussion on Communication Management Units in the US Prison System. Featuring: Peter G. Danchin, International Law Professor at UMD (moderator); Alexis Agathocleous, CCR Staff Attorney; Avon Twitty, former CMU inmate; and Carrie Johnson, NPR investigator. Lunch will be provided. Visit CCR's site for more information.

Guantanamo at Year 10: The Fight to End Indefinite Detention (Boston, MA)
Tuesday, April 10 from 6-8 pm

Join CCR's Senior Staff Attorney Wells Dixon for an evening reception and discussion about 10 years of Guantanamo and the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which makes indefinite detention without charge or trial a permanent and egregious feature of the American legal system. Location: 346 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (Reception will be in the lobby gallery). RSVP to rsvp(@ symbol)CCRjustice.org by Monday, April 9. Refreshments will be provided.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Join us for a panel discussion on Stop-Question-and-Frisk in New York (New York, NY)
Monday, May 21

Join CCR, the Culture Project and Drug Policy Alliance for a critical examination of the NYPD policy of Stop-Question-and-Frisk in New York. Continue to check the event page for more information and updates!

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Annette Warren Dickerson
Director of Education and Outreach

 
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