31 March 2014

Statement by the European Section Global Anti-Drone Network


Ban Weaponized Drones!


We oppose the use of drone technology for killing, surveillance and repression.



We oppose weaponized and surveillance drones because their deployment lowers the threshold to armed aggression, is used for “targeted” killing of people within and outside warzones – without indictment, trial and conviction, terrorizes the population of the targeted territories, fuels hatred, thereby increasing the cycle of violence, leads to the development of autonomous kille robots, thereby making even more horrifying wars likely, initiates a new round in the arms race.



We demand that all governments cease the production and acquisition of armed drones, as well as their research and development, and work towards a worldwide ban of these weapons.



Endorsed by:



Althaler, Birgit – Palestine Solidarity Basel, Switzerland

Aune, Björn – Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) Campaign Berlin, Germany

Baloch, Farooq – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), Germany

Benjamin, Medea - Code Pink (Co-­Founder), USA

Björkmann, Rosie – Women for Peace, Sweden

Bosma, Geert – Vredes Informatie Centrum (Staff) & War Resisters Intl. (WRI), Netherlands

Braun, Reiner – Intl. Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA – Executive Director),Germany

Cole, Chris – Drone Wars UK (Founder) & Drone Campaign Network (Convener), United Kingdom

Dubrow, Niels – Staff Assistant to Dr. Ute Finckh-Krämer, Member of Bundestag (SPD), Germany

Finckh-Krämer, Ute – Member of Bundestag (MdB), Social Democratic Party (SPD) & Stiftung Friedensbildung, Germany

Fredegård, Anita – Women for Peace, Sweden

Fuchs, Barbara – attac & Friedensratschlag, Germany

Fuchs-Kittowski, Klaus – Forum of Computer Scientists for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF), Germany

Ghannam, Doris – Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) Campaign Berlin, Germany

Hunko, Andrej – Member of Bundestag (MdB) & of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, DIE LINKE (the Left)

Hugler, Helmut – Staff Assistant to Dr. Ute Finckh-Krämer, Member of Bundestag (SPD), Germany

Javaid, Tariq – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), Germany

Kachel, Thomas – Parliamentary Advisor on Peace and Security Issues, DIE LINKE (the Left) in the Bundestag, Germany

Käss, Helmut – Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany

Krutsch, Elfriede – Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Germany

Lammerent, Hans – Vredesactie Peace Movement (former Chair), Belgium

Lorentz, Charlotte – Staff Assistant to Angieszka Brugger, Member of the Bundestag, Green parliamentary group, Germany

Martensson, Ingela – Women for Peace & former Member of the parliament (Liberal Party), Sweden

Mudassir, Ali – Pakistan Tehreek-­e-­Insaaf (PTI), Germany

Müller-Reiss, Brunhild – Drone Campaign & Peace Office Hannover & War Resisters Intl. (DFG-VK in WRI), Germany

Nineham, Chris – Stop the War Coalition (StWC -Vice Chair), United Kingdom

Norberg, Agneta – Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space & Women for Peace, Sweden

Paulini, Peter – Stiftung Friedensbildung (Foundation for Peacemaking), Germany

Pflüger, Tobias – Drone Campaign & Info. Agency on Militarisation (IMI, Founder) & former MEP (DIE LINKE), Germany

Rassbach, Elsa – Code Pink & Drone Campaign & War Resisters Intl. (DFG-VK in WRI, Board), USA/Germany

Schoeppe, Florian – Staff Assistant to Katja Keul, Membe of the Bundestag, Green parliamentary group, Germany

Steffen, Jens-Peter – Intl. Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Staff Adviser on Peace Issues), Germany

Stryk, Lydia – Playwright, USA/Germany

Wijnberg, J.M.T. (Miek) – Burgerrechtenvereniging Vrijbit (President), Netherlands

Wimmersperg, Laura – Drone Campaign & Peace Coordination Berlin (Speaker), Germany

Wirl, Lucas – ICC No to NATO (Co-Chair) & Intl. Network Engineers & Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Germany




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