Medea Benjamin, Code-Pink co-founder and world recognized anti-war activist, will focus her talk on the issue of international drone warfare proliferation and the increasing use of drones for surveillance ,nationally as well as internationally. This is the subject of her recent book, Drone Warfare: KILLING BY Remote Control. Drone Warfare has been called a "comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare ". The book adeptly analyzes and details the production, use , piloting, and human cost associated and places these in both a legal an well as moral framework Medea, whose anti-war work has taken her in recent years courageously from war zone to war zone ( including her organization of last year's attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza with the international Gaza Flotilla) and from countless major news network appearances to protests and direct actions across the globe says: " You don't hear the stories of those killed and maimed on CNN and Fox News or even MSNBC. The U.S. media has little interest in airing the stories of dirt poor people in faraway lands who contradict the convenient narrative that drone strikes kill only "militants."
Medea Benjamin's talk in Albany is being cosponsored by the Peace Team of the Social Responsibility Committee of FUSA, Women Against War (a Code Pink affiliate), Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Solidarity Committee of the Capital Region, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Schenectady Neighbors for Peace, Guilderland Neighbors for Peace as well as Veterans for Peace, Tom Paine Chapter.
The event is free and the public is most welcome.