Drones: Important “whistleblower” symposium to be held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in March

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Deadly drones (Image via Veterans For Peace)

Please join us for a very important symposium “Inside Drone Warfare: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers” on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6 – 9 pm in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility at the William S. Boyd School of Law [part of University of Nevada Las Vegas]. RSVP by e-mailing: nickmottern@gmail.com

Program/Speakers:
1. Marjorie Cohn – Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former President of the National Lawyers Guild and editor of the recently released “Drones and Targeted Killing”.

2. Stephen Lewis – former drone sensor operator – 3rd Special Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force, and one of four former members of the U.S. drone program to call on President Obama to halt drone attacks.

3. Jesselyn Radack – Director – Whistleblower & Source Protection Program (WHISPeR), who is representing former members of the drone program.

4. Shelby Sullivan-Bennis – Counter-terrorism Case Worker –Reprieve.org. She will show a video-taped interview with a Yemeni man discussing the impact of U.S. drone attacks and will discuss the scope of Reprieve’s work in representing families of drone victims.

5. Rev. Chris Antal – Chaplain – U.S. Army Reserve and Unitarian Universalist minister who was reprimanded and returned to the U.S. after preaching a sermon critical of U.S. war in Afghanistan, including drone attacks.

67. Brian Terrell – a counter-drone war organizer and civil resister, will summarize the presentations and discuss action that can be taken, particularly as part of the Shut Down Creech protest.

Sponsored By:

Veterans For Peace

Nevada Desert Experience

Know Drones USA

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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