St. Patrick is fabled to have banished all snakes from Ireland. Des Moines now suffers from an even greater blight: the new drone program at the 132nd Attack Wing facility of the air Iowa Air National guard. As reported in USA Today, drones piloted by the 132nd attack wing are being used for surveillance, reconnaissance, and attacks in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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perpetuate hatred against the U.S.
Over 100 Catholic Workers from throughout the Midwest, along with members of Veterans for Peace and other activists, will rally at the facility on Saturday, March 15 (10 - 11:15 am). This will be part of a St. Patrick’s Day weekend program that will include as speakers famous activists like Kathy Kelly, Elliott Adams and Daniel Hale. The theme will be “Chasing the snakes and drones out of Iowa…”
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