Tonight in NYC — Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control with Medea Benjamin

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Mondoweiss is excited to co-sponsor this important event tonight in New York City: Blueprint for Accountability — Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

The event will feature journalist, and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin for an in-depth conversation and Q&A about her latest book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. She will be joined by Sarah Knuckey, co-author of the Stanford Law School and New York University Law School report “Living Under Drones,” and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Project on Extrajudicial Executions and the Initiative on Human Rights Fact-Finding at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. The presentation will begin with Things We Make, a powerful theatrical exploration of drone warfare directed by Shana Solomon. A book signing with Medea Benjamin will be held at the end of the evening.

Benjamin visited Afghanistan just weeks after the 2002 American invasion. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who “pilots” these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications.

The event is presented in partnership with BORDC, Brooklyn for Peace, CCR, CODEPINK, The Nation, NYU, Theaters Against War, World Can’t Wait, and Veterans for Peace.

For more information check out the Blueprint for Accountability website here.

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