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Hancock 38 Drone Resisters to be sentenced

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Today's the day!  Those of us who have resisted the horror of murder by drone will be sentenced in Syracuse, New York at 5pm today, following a 4pm press conference. The press release is below, and for those who want to watch the nine-part closing statements, they're on YouTube.  Here's Part One...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Contact:

Carol Baum 315-472-5478 (SPC), 315-383-5738 (cell)

Mary Ann Grady Flores 607-273-7437, 607-280-8797 (cell)

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Vicki Ross 716-884-0582    

Judy Bello 585-733-4058      

Hancock 38 Drone Resisters Press Conference Wednesday February 29 at 4 PM

Sentencing of Final Five at 5 pm

Nationally known peace activists Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence), retired Colonel Ann Wright, Martha Hennessy (NYC Catholic Workers), Elliott Adams (past President of Veterans for Peace) and Jules Orkin (peace walker extraordinaire) will be sentenced on February 29 at 5pm in DeWitt Town Court (5400 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse) by Judge David Gideon. They are the last of the Hancock 38 Drone Resisters to be sentenced.

In addition, previously sentenced defendants will return to court. At least 11 people have chosen to send their fines to the Voices for Creative NonViolence for the benefit of PeaceJam Afghanistan instead of to the court and will present receipts to the judge. Ann Tiffany says, "To me it is a question of Justice." Many will show they do community service on a daily basis despite the judge's sentence.

There will be a press conference at 4 pm, outside of the Court House. Speakers will include Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright, Elliott Adams and Ed Kinane, who has redirected his fine.  

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The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars will continue to resist the use of drones. As we argued in court, drone warfare violates the Nuremberg Principles and other international, as well as moral, laws. We resist those who would normalize the use of robotic assassins as mode of warfare and reject the policy of dehumanization of peoples in other lands.


Mary Anne Grady Flores

514 N. Plain St., Ithaca, NY 14850 1-607-273-7437/ 1-607-280-8797

Ithaca Catholic Workers  /  Los Obreros Catolicas de Ithaca

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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...)
 

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