Friday, December 28, 2012

Don't miss the talk by Ann Wright this Sunday!   Here are the details:

Sunday, December 30, 3pm
A talk by Ann Wright
On the Growing Movement Against Drones

For the past year Ann Wright has been at the center of a growing movement against the U.S. military's use of drones.   She's demonstrated at military bases in the U.S., has participated in conferences, and has spoken out against drones around the world.   Most recently she traveled to Pakistan with a U.S. delegation against drones.  While there she participated in a major protest to the Waziristan border and spoke with victims of drone attacks.

You won't want to miss this talk!  Ann is a compelling speaker.  Bring your families and tell your friends. 

Revolution Books is located at 2626 South King Street (between Puck's Alley & 7-11).  There is no admission, and there's free parking in front of the store.

Have you signed the petition against drone warfare?   Sign here:

Following are some pictures from Ann's trip to Pakistan

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Protest At Obama's Residence Cancelled!

Obama left earlier than we had anticipated and plans to demonstrate against drone warfare in front of his Kailua residence have been cancelled. However, there's a lot you can do!

 1. Sign the petition protesting drones and Hawai`i's complicity in drone warfare at: 

 2. After you have signed the petition, forward the link to your friends. Let them know you have signed it, and ask them to sign it.   Post the link on Facebook and Twitter.

3. Attend the talk on drones by Ann Wright this Sunday (December 30) at 3pm at Revolution Books (2626 South King Street). 4. Join the anti-drone contingent in the MLK Day Parade on January 21st! We have big plans and need lots of people to make them happen!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sign Our Petition

The use of Predator and Reaper drones (unmanned flying vehicles that are often armed with video-guided missiles) by the US military and CIA has caused thousands of deaths in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, many of whom are women and children. Drone strikes are illegal and immoral and Hawai`i is directly involved.

For more information about why your signature is so important, along with the petition, go to: 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone - more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED

  • U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan in 2012, report says, up from 294 in 2011
  • Controversial method of fighting uses remote pilots to operate aircrafts
PUBLISHED: 20:00 EST, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:00 EST, 20 December 2012

The United States carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the covert air war there eight years ago, it has been revealed.

The statistics, published by the U.S. Air Force and published by Wired’s Danger Room blog, show that there were 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan in 2012 alone, up from 294 in the previous year and 278 in 2010.

It is far more than an estimated 338 strikes carried out by the CIA in Pakistan since it began hunting down remnants of al Qaeda, the Taliban and other militant groups in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas eight years ago.
Read this very important report on Wired at    These are new statistics and reveal the extent to which drones are being used in Afghanstan.   How many more civilians killed?   Obama says the U.S. will be pulling its ground troops out of Afghanistan, but the drone strikes are sure to continue.
Our drone replica has not yet arrived, but will be here soon.  Make plans now to join the anti-drone contingent in the MLK Day Parade!     
Rally against drones outside of Obama's Kailua residence on Saturday morning, December 29th, at 9am.  Note:  This may be changed to Thursday morning if it is announced that Obama will be flying back to Washington.  More details coming.
Talk by Ann Wright at Revolution books on Sunday, December 30th, at 3pm.  Ann will focus on drones and her recent trip to Pakistan to join an American-Pakistani delegation against drones. 
Pilot operators control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a mission; drone operators typically work out of small bunkers such as these
Pilot operators control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a mission; drone operators typically work out of small bunkers thousands away from the actual drone strike - droping bombs with a joystick. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good news!   We've raised the money for our drone and it should be here by the end of December!   We are still in the process of purchasing a "drywall lifter" that will hold the drone in the air, and above the heads of pedestrians on the sidewalks.   It's going to be amazing!

More good news!   World Can't Wait-Hawai`i has just received a grant from Hawai`i People's Fund to help with costs of its educational materials. 

Hold these dates:  

Saturday, December 29th.  President Obama has announced that he plans to be in Hawai`i over the holidays.  We're tentatively planning to be near his residence on Saturday morning (with our drone!).

Sunday, December 30th, 3pm at Revolution Books.  Ann Wright is scheduled to speak on her recent trip to Pakistan to join a delegation against drones.  She is currently in Gaza.  Given the current situation the date for her talk is tentative, but save the date and we'll send updates. 

January 21:  MLK Day Parade.  Save the date and tell your friends.  We're planning to have a BIG anti-drone presence in the parade!