On April 16th the Constitution Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counter-terrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.” The hearing will “focus on the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings; the scope of the battlefield and who can be targeted as a combatant; and establishing a transparent legal framework for the use of drones.”
Amnesty International is calling on all activists and interested individuals to raise their voices and join our call of action by demanding an end to the use of drones for unlawful killings. Since 2004, less than 2% of all individuals killed by drones were high profile targets. The rest were civilians (http://drones.pitchinteractive.com/).
Action on Capitol Hill: (9 am to 10 am): Amnesty International activists will stage an action on Capitol Hill to remember the victims of unlawful drone attacks, to show Americans are deeply concerned about the unlawful use of drones, and demand an end to such human rights violations.
Attend the Hearing (10 am): We will update this section
Social Media Campaign: Tweet live and share Facebook statuses demanding an end to the use of unlawful targeted killings through drones. We will update this section to include the tweets.
See updates on the facebook page.