We are excited to announce Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, is coming to Augusta for a Meet and Greet at The Book Tavern at 936 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, Saturday, August 3, from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. There, she is scheduled to talk about her book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, which will be on sale. RSVP on Facebook and share with your friends!
Medea is scheduled to speak about Yemen on Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 pm.
Full Press Release
Increasing alarm is widespread among activists and intellectuals nationwide about the use of killer drones in modern warfare. Medea Benjamin will address this in a presentation of her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, a comprehensive look at how drones are being used to assassinate people around the world, the legal and moral implications, and how to build a movement to rein in the drones. It also looks at how drones are coming to local police departments, and what that means for our privacy rights.
“In this remarkably cogent and carefully researched book, Medea Benjamin makes it clear that drones are not just another high-tech military trinket,” Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, wrote about the book. “Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation.”
Drone Warfare explores the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who “pilots” these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what re the legal and moral implications. In vivid, readable style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to ground the drones, and ways to move forward.
In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us.
Benjamin’s talk will take place at The Book Tavern at 936 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, Saturday, August 3, from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm.. It is open to the public and press is welcome.
For more information, please contact the CSRA Peace Alliance by e-mail or leave a voice message at (762) 233-2895.