NEW YORK: See Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones http://upstatedroneaction.peaceworksrochester.org/ for information on the Hancock protests.
NEVADA: See Nevada Desert Experience http://nevadadesertexperience.org/issues/uavs.htmfor information on the Creech protests.
There is also drones resistance in Arizona: http://www.mediaisland.org/drone-protesters-arrested-tucson-airshow
In the weeks ahead, CALIFORNIA resistance is expected to be galvanized by a series of appearances by Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK. See Later in the summer, Medea will be in additional states throughout the country.
An effective grassroots campaign to stop the militarization of airspace over COLORADO and NEW MEXICO has been led by Not 1 More Acre! ( http://not1moreacre.net/ ) They are resisting efforts by the Pentagon with Joint Forces Special Operations (Air Force, Army and Marines) and its contractors to militarize all of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for mega-billion dollar Joint Forces high-tech development, testing and training programs dedicated to robotic warfare for world-wide military operations.
GROWING RESISTANCE IN THE MIDWEST
The large antiwar movement in Chicago is becoming more and more focused on the problem of drones. During the NATO Summit in Chicago, there was a large demonstration againstdrones. (See http://joescarry.blogspot.com/2012/05/making-drone-killing-100-visible-in.html ) A major protest is planned during the Air & Water Show in mid-August, when hundreds of thousands of people will pour onto the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago to see displays of the latest military hardware.
Resistance is ongoing in other parts of the Midwest:
WISCONSIN: Monthly protests at Camp Williams. The next is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26. See http://nodroneswisconsin.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-26-at-camp-williams-end-drone.html
MINNESOTA: Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) has a contingent of “Crones Against Drones” that has carried out actions in the past ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-daHj2tA4U ) and has additional actions in the works.
INDIANA: Plans for a statewide educational tour are under way.
IOWA: A drone facility was the target of a combined protest with Occupy:http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20111202/NEWS/312020074/Occupy-protesters-target-Iowa-drone-facility
(Occupy has also been the prime mover behind drones protests in Tennessee:http://occupynashville.org/2012/05/30/this-is-not-a-drill-drones-in-middle-tennessee-educate-and-organize-for-action-2/ )
Meanwhile, in Nebraska and Iowa there has been concern over government use of drones to do surveillance of feedlots:
The antiwar community in North Carolina is currently developing a program of drone resistance.
There has been additional attention from southern states:
STOPPING THE DRONES – CITY BY CITY, STATE BY STATE
There is encouraging news out of Seattle: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/seattle-becomes-first-city-consider-drone-safeguards