Petition: No Armed Drones

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32 Responses to “Petition: No Armed Drones”

  1. CM JusticeJuly 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    A society whose main focus is creating weapons will never have peace.

  2. Gail SingletonJuly 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    When war is reduced to mindless killing derived from video game type annihilation, how easy it is to invoke the trigger when the human being at the other end’s eyes or surroundings cannot be seen. It certainly must ease the conscience of people in charge.

    This is “deliberate” collateral damage.

    What have we become!

  3. Canada JoeJuly 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    Do you lot ever listen to yourselves? Do you know how naive you all sound? What, extactly, do you think the government does?

    • Belle400July 18, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

      We’re naive!!!! To me – what is naive is thinking that more killing will bring us peace. We know that the terror the drones bring are the biggest recruiter for non-state terrorist such as ISIS.

      What we need are targeted authentically sustainable development projects that enable all to have life with dignity. That means moving on from both neo-con and redistributive capitalism to a variety of authentically sustainable development models of which there literally thousands. Most of these enable us to have happier, healthier, higher qualities of life with less, crime and wars while having more time and energy for fun, family and recreation.

  4. Sheila HavardJuly 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    Far too many innocent people are killed by drones. Canada will lose its good international reputation if it acquires them – and I will be ashamed of my country!

  5. Petra AccipiterJuly 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    How in the name of all PM Trudeau claims as “Canadian values” in his Canada Day speech do armed drones represent those values? Members of Canada’s armed forces have never dishonoured us by acting as anonymous assassins, dealing death from the sky at arms length as though it is just a video game. Or am I just naiive?
    Sci-fi writer Larry Niven wrote that ethics change with technology.
    When technology breaches our ethical boundaries, it is time to reject the technology not the ethic.

  6. Elizabeth J. ZemdegsJuly 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    Justin you are smarter than this. Anyone you met over the years through your father , throughout historic facts through History herself currant and past she continues to vomit up her dead. She knows you are going backwards and not forward – she is alreading weeping with tears as she marks down your record with the rest of the killers who kill for money – all people all of Mother Earth’s children – History knows your choices are not by the people, or for the people but to kill your people – kill Mother Earth’s children – so you can feel like the good guy by the bigger rats in the real game of monopoly. Your legacy will make History weep along with your father who taught you better- A no conscience evil called drones – when you give the order to kill – you are the killer- innocent blood will be your legacy – same as Trump’s – in fact you are both the same – as the head of our Canada every time you order destruction and not discussion – your behaviour shows you choosing murder vs resolution. Please turn away from killer drones and focus on getting leaders around a reconsilliation Table using an expert who is an Indigenous leader and resolve no drones no wars just settle differences through discussion. It is the only way forward…

  7. AllanJune 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Aaah Mr PM,

    Little did we think when we elected you, that we’d be recommend that we be recommending to the ICC that they investigate you as a war criminal.


  8. DemetriosJune 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    War by remote control further detaches us from the horrors committed in our name. It goes against the very core of what it means to be a compassionate Canadian. It’s disgusting to think that this war business (because that’s what it is) puts profits ahead of the struggle for peace and a better world. The PM Trudeau is just a better looking conman. He makes statements about the environment, the First Peoples, women’s rights and reforming the electoral process, but at the end of the day he wants to please the big corporations and our lovely neighbour to the south (Trumpland). He budgets a whopping increase in arms expenditures and doesn’t hesitate to join in on the very dubious purpose of NATO, and he promises to legalize marijuana to make the youth vote happy.

    Justin, you ain’t your father by a long shot. You’re just another stooge who doesn’t care about what Canadians really want in their government. You’re a photogenic hypocrite!

  9. Lavina ShawJune 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    I agree wholeheartedly with Bill Johnstone. Far too much money is spent on defence, both here and in the USA. We absolutely don’t need armed drones. We should be spending money on promoting peace instead and creating a Ministry to do this.

  10. John FosterJune 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    No to drones. Drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Pakistan reveal death, injury and harm to the daily lives of ordinary civilians, who hear drones hover 24 hours a day, and live in fear a strike could occur at any moment of day or night. Drones and other extra-judiciary assassination are unworthy of Canada.

  11. AngusJune 30, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    No killing with drones! Canada needs to distance itself from America’s war-based economy.

  12. José Ramón HerreraJune 30, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    Canada has to go away from Harper’s warmongering stance which badly damaged our reputation around the world.

  13. N. hendersonJune 30, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Although I appreciate that Peacekeepers often need to defend themselves, they don’t use armed drones to kill people. I thought I voted for someone who believed in Canada as a peacekeeping nation – now I’m really not sure. For the first time in my life, I made a small donation to a political party – was contemplating more, but I cannot (will not) give money to support a leader who makes these Harper-like decisions. These are not ‘sunny ways’. I would also like to condemn the congratulatory communication PM Trudeau made, publicly, to the Canadian sniper. I may be able to bring myself to understand that what this sniper did was necessary (maybe), but I will never, ever, celebrate the killing of another human being. PM made it sound like he’d won Olympic gold. Truly disheartening.

  14. Melvin ZimmermanJune 30, 2017 at 12:40 am #

    What no one has yet seen fit to mention is that the military industrial complex has somehow SILENCED peace platforms in all our political parties and that only a small Socialist Caucus in the NDP has been outspoken, for example in their demand for Canada to get out of NATO, but the mainstream media has ignored any comments at all concerning this insanely huge military budget or the rationale for it.
    It’s like an Orwellian inoculation vs. even thinking about foreign policy, let alone speaking about it.

  15. Lionel EnrightJune 29, 2017 at 11:14 pm #

    The use of drones is a chilling escalation of of human violence- of man’s inhumanity to man. It is unconstitutional in that it can be used to execute citizens at a distance without due process. Because ‘ other nations’ are using them does not give us any reason to follow down the same misguided path.
    Have we not already learned that the weapons that we fashion to kill others are soon possessed by our enemies and turned against us. The arms industry knows this . It is good for escalation and therefor for increased profits.
    It is time that we refuse to be led by the nose to battle by those who only profit from our misery and destruction.
    The use of drones is the acceptance of the direction forged for us by the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. We should not be following their PATH OF PROFIT and GREED but should be rejecting their destructive psychopathic reasoning.
    We need to learn that we can not kill our way to PEACE. The WAR TO END ALL WARS was a failure.
    As has been said ” All wars should be fought on PAPER.
    Smelling CONTRADICTION anyone!!

  16. Patricia StevensonJune 29, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    This is one of the most disturbing decisions made by this government that prides itself on welcoming refugees to a peaceful country. Drone killings are murder, plain and simple. Was I asleep and Canada declared war on someone? These drone strikes often target the wrong people and end up murdering innocent men, women, children and babies! Sickening! I always thought people were given due process in a court of law and even then Canada does not execute people. Does Trudeau want us to become the 51st state? No thanks.

  17. Frank MitchellJune 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    It is increasingly clear that Trudeau diverges from Harper in only superficial ways. The main difference is perhaps that Harper didn’t fail to implement what he promised. Ugh!

  18. NancyJune 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm #

    Thou Shall Not Kill People !

  19. Priscilla JuddJune 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    This song ought to be reworked to include PM Trudeau
    Poppies and Crosses about Canada getting armed drones – thanks for standing up

  20. Elaine HughesJune 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    I feel that we can no longer use “Canada” and “peace” keepers or makers in the same sentence. What we seem to do best these days is make and sell billions of dollars worth of killing tools & equipment to other countries so they can do the killing for us – disgusting and shameful state of affairs . . . !
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  21. Gianne BroughtonJune 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    Canada needs a Peace policy more than it needs a Defence policy. Peace is profitable and generates employment. Peace is good for the natural environment. Peace costs less in taxes! Bombings and drone attacks create enemies. The first step to ending “terrorism” is to stop terrorizing!

  22. Sharon BrownJune 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    I voted for Trudeau but I’m becoming increasingly disappointed by decisions being made by the Liberal government. At the very least we need to hear policy on these horrific armed drones ~ even better, let’s not use them…

  23. Deborah BledsoeJune 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    No, no, no a thousand times NO! This government of Turdeau’s is bent on destroying Canada’s path as a Peacekeeper. WE, The population of Canada, decided years ago to no longer take part in active wars. Now we have a PM that celebrates a sniper’s kill shot and a Defense Minister who thinks he is in the USA not Canada.

    • Canada JoeJune 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

      Your either full of shit or a fool? When did the ‘people’ of Canada decide this? Was there a vote?

  24. Bill JohnstoneJune 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    Our Prime Minister truly must explain what our military plans to do with these drones. Indeed, the PM must also explain why we need such a massive 70 percent increase in “defence” spending. Mr. Trump just asking for it is not enough, when the U.S. can’t afford its own huge increase. In both countries, that money could do so much good. The military budget increases translate into more poverty, even as Trudeau and Trump line the pockets of shady defence industry multimillionaires.

    • Canada JoeJune 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

      He did, read the defence report.

  25. Penny OyamaJune 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Like so many other bright ideas, drones used for conflict are a VERY BAD IDEA, not to mention the WRONG THING to spend taxes on!!

  26. Larry A. EwashenJune 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    No Trumpery for Canada!

    • Canada JoeJune 30, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

      Obama liked them. Nice try.

      • Ceasefire.caJuly 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

        Canada Joe, we discuss concerns over armed drones in our blog of June 16th, preceding the petition. See:
        These problems predate Trump, of course, but Canada’s decision to acquire them does not.

  27. Larry A. EwashenJune 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    No Trumpery for Canada