Thursday, December 30, 2021

Social Justice Vigil Outside John Hopkins University in Baltimore To Ban Killer Drones to Prevent Deaths of Children by Janice Sevre Duzynska ARCWP

Janice Sevre Duszynska and Max Obuszewski on right, Cindy Farquhar and Brian Barrett on left

 When Kathy Kelly and Nick Mottern with Ban Killer Drones called for actions on December 28th, the Christian Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center responded.  From 4 to 5 PM, there was a vigil outside Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore. Joining the vigil were Janice Sevre-Duszynska, Cindy Farquhar, Brian Barrett and Max Obuszewski.  The main two signs were Ban Killer Drones and Drones Kill children.  A number of passersby, in vehicles or walking, expressed support for the vigil.  They thanked us for speaking out. 
The recent report in the New York Times, "Civilian Casualties Files," was another reason to take action. Besides the call for actions, Ban Killer Drones is urging concerned citizens to lobby House Democrats to investigate the U.S. military’s systematic cover-up of civilian casualties caused by its drone-dependent air wars. There must be an investigation into the numbers and identities of all people killed by U.S. drones in the past twenty years. Finally, consider contacting the president of John Hopkins University to urge him to take a stance against killer drones. You may contact President Ron Daniels at Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218. You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or Email: president@jhu.edu.

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