WERU News Report 9/24/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

A “peace walk” across the state, from Limestone to Bath, will be held next month to draw attention to issue of drone surveillance at home and drone killing overseas. The issue of US drone attacks on civilians in other countries has been widely reported on by “Democracy Now” and other news sources. And as we reported here on the WERU News Report earlier this year, there have been efforts here in Maine to regulate the use of drones in the state. Two of the leaders of that effort spoke on the topic of “Domestic Surveillance and Drones in Maine and the Nation” at the University of Maine last week. Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and Shenna Bellows is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine