from Ellen Grady...
I am beginning my Peace Trot t-shirt sighting posts today with a photo of Tom Joyce, the backbone of the Peace Trot organizing for these past 13 years! Thank you, Tom!!! Here you see Tom prepping a wall for painting while wearing the 2011 version of the Trot t-shirt. Also, I want to say that Tom and Mark Scibilia-Carver had their charges dismissed earlier this week in the interest of justice for their 2019 action at Hancock Drone Base located 50 miles from Ithaca, where the US continues to wage war from on the people of the Middle East. According to drone pilot whistle-blower, Daniel Hale, serving 4 years in prison for revealing truths about US drone warfare, 90% of drone kills were not the intended targets. On August 29, 2021, 10 Ahmadi family members were killed after the father was mistakenly targeted as a Taliban operative. A recent NYT article about the PTSD suicide of drone pilot Kevin Larson noted that ‘Drone crews have launched more missiles and killed more people than nearly anyone else in the military in the last decade.’ There have been well over 30,000 cases of PTSD suicide in the US military since 9/11/01.”