OUR STORIES | Veterans hold anti-drone rally in Cedar-Riverside

Veterans for Peace, an organization that works to educate Americans on alternatives to war and the cost of war, held an anti-drone protest in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis in late March.

In this video, two members of Veterans for Peace talk about the purpose of the rally, why they think drones are unethical, and what Americans need to know. Bruce Berry is a member of Veterans for Peace who served in Vietnam, and Leah Bolger spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and is the former president of Veterans for Peace.

Bolger also spent some time with a delegation in Pakistan to see firsthand how drones have affected communities there. She talks about her experiences in the video.

The anti-drone rally began outside Mapps Coffee on Riverside Avenue, and participants then marched around the neighborhood.

Click here for more information about the local Veterans for Peace chapter.

Reporting for this article supported in part by Bush Foundation.

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  • Beat those swords into plowshares. There are farmers who are starting to use UAVs to make their farms more efficient. Imagine a farmer being able to manage a crop with the care that goes into a backyard garden. http://honeycombcorp.com is working to help farmers use less fertilizer, spray fewer pesticides and pump less water buy using UAV's to manage their crops. We get better food, less farm runoff in our rivers and we want to hire Vets who have military UAV experience to operate civilian versions. - by HoneyComb on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 2:45pm

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