Choosing Peace Over Drones

By Michelle Costanza

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In a plead for peace, human rights activists are urging the community to recognize the dangers of unmanned aircraft.

Drones are showing up more and more in the news, and are recognized as a vital benefit to our military.

Whether they benefit the military or not, say activists, their existance is allowing war and hate to dominate.

Several organizations are asking people to consider the violence associated with the use of drones.

Code Pink, a women's peace and social justice movement, has allowed some Americans to travel to Middle Easten countries to witness, first hand, the effect that drone attacks have on the country's people.

Judy Bello is an activist who recently traveled to Pakistan.

Friday she was at Binghamton University.

"We were hoping to bring back information and stories to the united states and we also wanted to take the information to Pakistan that yes, there are people in America who care about you, and are concerned about what's happening to you," she said.

Many activists have campaigned outside of military bases and have been arrested several times. They say it is a small price to pay to stop violence.