Medea Benjamin says the area needs to be a “No Drone Zone”.
Benjamin will speak at a Broome County Peace Action event Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 42 Chenango Street.
She wrote the book “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” and will be autographing copies at the event.
The book explores robotic warfare and looks at who uses them and where they are being used.
Benjamin said drones are a counterproductive type of warfare.
“I have gone around the country to waken people up and I am particularly encouraged in this area because there are so many people who know about this because of Hancock Air Force base which is close by and have not only been protesting but been doing civil resistance,” said Benjamin.
Broome County Peace Action presented Mayor Matt Ryan with a local resolution to regulate the use of drones in the City.
Ryan said he will discuss it with City Council.