Drone Protesters Arrested In Iowa


Seven activists were arrested Monday outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines protesting the U.S. military’s use of drones. The attendance of about 30 was smaller than a Saturday rally at the base that attracted 100 people. But it was the only event that included arrests in an annual week of anti-war rallies and meetings organized by the Catholic Workers and Veterans for Peace. The Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing is in the process of transitioning from maintaining and flying a fleet of F-16s to missions involving remotely piloted aircraft. “Iowa is known for being the Field of Dreams. This is making Iowa into killing fields,” said Catholic Worker Frank Cordaro, who helped organize the event. “This is making my neighborhood a legitimate war target.”

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