Reminder that an activist's work can be done at home - writing a letter, posting on facebook, or even flying a kite! Here is GAD member's letter to the newspaper:
The definitions of “sovereignty” and “the responsibility to protect,” referenced by Ellen J. Kennedy in her Oct. 30 commentary “ ‘Sovereignty’ is a cop-out for turning away from global needs,” can be, and have been, politicized and twisted in devastating ways. I’m thinking specifically about the use of weaponized drones by U.S. military and CIA programs, which have assassinated people in seven sovereign nations (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen) and have killed nontargeted people of all ages — as many as 6,000 to 9,000 lives ended, as reported by the independent Bureau of Investigative Journalism. While the colleagues and extended families of the dead might pledge unending retaliation against the U.S., exactly who has been “protected” and who is “responsible”?
Lucia Wilkes Smith, St. Louis Park, MN