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Fly Kites Not Drones Photo Hastings Against War

Fly Kites Not Drones

We are flying kites on this day in solidarity with young people who live in countries where drones are causing death, injury and fear: countries like Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Yemen and Somalia. Children should be free of war, free to play, to walk to school without fear of being bombed. Rona from Hastings Against War writes.

Join us! Bring your kites! Invite family and friends to bring their kites too.

If you can’t make it to the suggested gathering place, you can fly a kite in a suitably windy place somewhere near you – and maybe share a photo with fellow kite flyers, whoever you are, wherever you are. Peaceful solidarity.

The idea comes from Voices for Creative Non Violence UK.

Every year since 2013, more people and groups in Britain, America and Europe have joined in the campaign, Fly Kites Not Drones and lifted their kites into the air in response to the escalating oppression of armed drones.

fknd-front-coverFly Kites Not Drones: Saturday 19 March at 11am (or Sunday 20 March, if wet on the Saturday) on the beach opposite the Carlisle pub, Hastings Seafront. For more information, contact 07895 830125

More information about the 2016 campaign.

Please share this information and ‘Like’ our event on Facebook.

For more detailed information on this international and national campaign see Fly Kites Not Drones and Drone Wars and Drone Campaign Network.

Hastings Against War next meets on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 730pm
Friends Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings TN34 1SA
Ground floor – easy access – all welcome.

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Posted 16:46 Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 In: Campaigns

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  1. DAR

    I’ve written to Amber Rudd about the dangers posed by drones in Britain. The ongoing correspondence has included an enclosed letter from the Civil Aviation Authority which outlined – frankly laughable – rules and regulations concerning privately-owned drones. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can obtain these things on the open market even though there have been several dangerous incidents already – including a “near miss” with an airliner over Westminster.

    In my view, there should be gun-style licences issued for the private ownership of drones, only granted if a potential private owner can specify why s/he wants one, and to what specific, legitimate use it will be put. The government has been way behind the curve on this one.

    Comment by DAR — Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 13:50

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