Monthly Archive for May, 2014

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Three activists arrested at Ft. Meade in killer drone protest

Photo by Keith Wrightson, DC Media Group

Photo by Keith Wrightson, DC Media Group

from National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance

After getting no response to a letter to the director of the National Security Agency, twenty activists went to Fort Meade, Maryland on May 3 to seek a meeting. First, they gathered alongside Route 32 to read the names of children killed by U.S. drone strikes and hold a die-in to represent victims of a drone attack. The die-in continued for about 20 minutes, and Janice Sevre-Duszynska, a Roman Catholic woman priest, wailed and ministered to the victims. Dick Ochs performed a drone song he had written and played the guitar.

The activists then headed to the guard station to seek a meeting with someone in a policy-making role. As they marched, they sang Peace, Salaam, Shalom. NSA police arrested Ellen Barfield, Marilyn Carlisle and Manijeh Saba when they refused to leave the roadway outside the base’s gates.

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