Fly Kites Not Drones 2014
21-23 March Fly Kites in Solidarity with Afghans
Watch the short Fly Kites Not Drones video with Afghans talking about the tradition and fun of kite flying
The issue of drones has heightened in the last few weeks as Pakistani drone witness Kareem Khan was kidnapped and tortured -he was set to give evidence in the European Court, in addition a Yemani drones witness has also been harassed. Meanwhile British Courts threw out the case of Noor Khan due to fear of causing bad relations with the US, while new drone bases are set to open if not in Afghanistan then elsewhere in Asia, in addition Britain co-operates directly with the US on launching drone strikes . Currently the cost to life by drone strikes is unknown due to the veil of secrecy.
We are encouraging concerned citizens, peace groups and those from the Muslim and Afghan community to fly kites in solidarity with Afghans who now have to live under the mental pressure and physical destruction which British and US drones now inflict upon Afghanistan, the "drone capital" of the world.
Drone warfare is set to continue, resist now to make our voices heard.
Kite flying will be taking place in Hastings, Blackheath, Kingston, Bristol, Lincoln, Oxford and many more places- hold an event in your area.
For further details of the weekend of activities, including a vigil at RAF Waddington, and how to make your own kite see: VCNV UK Kites NOT Drones