KATHY KELLY ON WHY DRONES ARE NOT “JUST ANOTHER WEAPON”

When I have done speaking engagements I have heard the question: “Why are you so concerned about drones; isn’t this “just another weapon?”

Kathy Kelly, as noted above, just completed a three-sentence in Federal prison for her drone protest at Whiteman AFB.  She has also been arrested and jailed for protesting drone war as follows: once at Hancock Air National Guard near Syracuse, NY; once at Creech AFB, near Las Vegas; three times at Beale AFB; and once at Whiteman; jailed for arrests at Hancock, Creech and Whiteman.

Given this record and her numerous stays in Afghanistan, I wanted to ask Kathy why she has chosen to undertake civil resistance against drones as distinct from other weapons, and I organized an interview with her at the recent United National Anti-war Coalition conference, linked below.  She also commented on responding to questions from people who fear ISIS and on the how we may want to think about the need for increasing civil disobedience.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30838-kathy-kelly-stop-the-wars-at-home-and-abroad