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Fly Kites Not Drones!

Posted by Ryan Hall
03.16.17
Fly kites 2017

Please join this event organized by our friends at Voices for Creative Nonviolence!

March 18-19, 2017

Fly kitesYes! That time of year has arrived again; time for peace groups, schools, mosques, churches and concerned citizen around the world to dust off your kites and launch them into the sky in an act of resistance to weaponised drones, and solidarity to those living under drones. This global event coincides with Nao Roz, Persian New Year (21st March), a traditional time for kite flying in Afghanistan.

Killer drones have fast become the preferred weapon of choice for politicians who use them daily to conduct assassinations, execution without trial. A drone pilot is thousands of miles away, at the touch of a button and without judge or jury: people are executed. No right to a fair trial, no opportunity for legal defence or a chance to present evidence.

Nearly 90% of people killed in recent drone strikes were not the target.

What & When: This year’s activities are to, make, buy, find, borrow, and decorate a kite, do it Afghan style and make a wish to send into the sky for Now Roz – Persian New Year

Where: Kite flying is fun where ever you try it, in a park, on the beach, an open space next to a military base, just try to stay clear of trees, lamp posts and overhead power lines!

Learn more at the Voice website here!

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