Here are links to background material that will be help in identifying drone manufacturers, schools doing drone research and training and drone bases: 
NSDSW Background File and Research Tips

This is a link to a recent article by Fran Quickley that is a good example of educating people, in this case in Indiana, about drone-related work going on around them.

Dramatic Productions

The Predator - Many groups have used the play by Jack Gilroy as part of anti-drone education efforts. See which includes a link for downloading the script.

Ground the Drones - This 48-page book is redacted and only slightly edited from the original courtroom transcripts of the trial of fourteen activists arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada while protesting the use of robotic “unmanned aerial vehicles,” drones, for extrajudicial executions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Graphic Arts

There is an excellent source of protest art about drones created by AFSC: (Steve Fryburg –

Video Resources

The Other Side - of drone attacks in Pakistan ...
The film The Other Side was awarded with Best Audience Award at National Film Festival For Talented Youth, Washington.


"The Woes of an American Drone Operator" - A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, and he becomes a drone pilot working with a special unit of the United States Air Force in New Mexico. He kills dozens of people. But then, one day, he realizes that he can’t do it anymore.


Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control - by Medea Benjamin
Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050 - by Nick Turse and Tom Englehardt
Patriotism, Peace and Viet Nam, A Memoir – by Peggy Hanna
The Race for What's Left – by Michael Klare

Other important background material is provided in the download section of this site.  We will also be providing video interviews with expert commentators discussing why the U.S. is conducting drone strikes in various countries, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and why the U.S. is establishing a drone presence in Africa.

*Here is a link to a report of a meeting of representatives of national and local organizations working to stop drone warfare that was held in New York City on December 15, 2012 at which the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare was formed.

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With banners and placards conveying virtually every key message on drone attacks and spying, an enthusiastic crown gathers on April 4, 2013 in San Diego, California as they begin four days of counter-drone events, part of the nationwide, April Days of Action. (Click on the image to enlarge.) Photo by Dave Patterson