Monday, 29 April 2013

Anti DRONE conference Cardiff

DRONE Conference Cardifff 
You'll have heard on the news about the UK being used as a launchpad for UAVs - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones - and about the protest march that was held at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire on the weekend. A contingent from Wales travelled to the RAF base to participate in the protest, which was attended by 600 people.
Drone wars are particularly relevant to Wales as Parc Aberporth in West Wales is a flight testing site for UAVs. The Israeli military and Israeli company Elbit Systems are linked to the Watchkeeper drones tested here, which have been used to target civilians in Gaza.
Come and find out more about this at a conference we are helping to organise on 25 May. Please invite as many people as you can. Entry free but donation of £5 appreciated, doors open at 1.15pm 



Helen John the first full-time member
of the Greenham Common peace camp
joins the Welsh anti-drone protesters 
DRONE WARFARE: FROM WALES TO GAZA
All Wales Anti-Drones Conference
Saturday 25 May, 1.30 – 5.30 pm
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building
Cardiff University, Park Place
The US launches hundreds of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and reports show thousands of people  killed, including hundreds of children, while Israel uses drones to launch regular strikes on the besieged people of Gaza.
The Welsh Government uses millions of pounds of our taxes to facilitate the testing of drones at Parc Aberporth. The Israeli military are a frequent presence there. Do we want our government to be complicit in war crimes?
This important conference will discuss what drone warfare is & how we build the anti-drones movement in Wales.
Speakers include -
RAFEEF ZIADAH
Palestinian Spoken Word Artist & Activist
Senior Campaigns Officer with War on Want
CHRIS COLE
Secretary of the Drones Campaigns Network ; Founder of Drones Wars UK blog
HARRY ROGERS
HAYA AL-FARRA
Palestinian from Gaza
ARFON RHYS
Secretary, Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales / Cymdeithas y Cymod
Former Chair, CND Cymru and peace campaigner
For more info. and full conference programme email – Cardiff_troopsout@hotmail.co
Free admission, but donations welcome
Sponsored by Abergavenny and Cardiff Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Cardiff Stop the War Coalition, Cardiff S.T.A.R and others.
RHYFEL DI-BEILOT:
O GYMRU I GAZA
Cynhadledd gwrth-Awyrennau Di-beilot:
Sadwrn 25 Mai, 1.30 – 5.30 yp
Darlithfa Wallace, Prif Adeilad
Prifysgol Caerdydd, Park Place
Y mae’r Unol Daleithiau yn lansio cannoedd o ymosodiadau gan awyrennau di-beilot ym Mhacistan, Yr Yemen a Somalia. Dengys adroddiadau fod miloedd yn cael eu lladd, gan gynnwys cannoedd o blant, tra bod Israel yn defnyddio awyrennnau di-beilot i ymysod ar drigolion Gaza dan warchae yn rheolaidd.
Defnyddia Llywodraeth Cymru filiynau o bunnoedd o’n trethi i hyrwyddo profi awyrennau di-beilot ym Mharc Aberporth,ac mae aelodau o’r Fyddin Israelaidd yn ymwelwyr cyson yno. Ydym ni am i’n llywodraeth fod yn gyfrannog mewn troseddau rhyfel? 
Bydd y gynhadledd bwysig hon yn trafod beth mae rhyfel di-beilot yn ei olygu a sut y gallwn adeiladu mudiad gwrth-awyrennau di-beilot yng Nghymru.  
Siaradwyr i gynnwys:
RAFEEF ZIADAH
Artist llafar a Gweithredwraig Palesteinaidd
Uwch-swyddog Ymgyrchoedd War on Want
CHRIS COLE
Ysgrifennydd Rhwydwaith Ymgyrchoedd gwrth-Awyrennau Di-beilot a Sylfaenydd blog Rhyfeloedd Di-beilot y DU
HARRY ROGERS
Grŵp Heddwch a Chyfiawnder Bro Emlyn
HAYA AL-FARRA
Palesteinwraig o Gaza
ARFON RHYS
Ysgrifennydd Cymdeithas y Cymod 
JILL EVANS ASE
Cyn-Gadeirydd, CND Cymru ac ymgyrchwraig dros heddwch
Am wybodaeth bellach ac am raglen lawn y gynhadledd anfonwch e-bost at: Cardiff_troopsout@hotmail.com
Mynediad am ddim ond croesewir rhoddion
Noddir gan Ymgyrch Gydsefyll â Phalesteina Y Fennni a Chaerdydd, Cynghrair Atal y Rhyfel, S.T.A.R Caerdydd ac eraill.

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