Ed Kinane

Scott Willis / WAER News

A Syracuse-area peace activist feels there’s growing momentum against U.S. military drone policy following three different national media accounts within two weeks.  Central New York drone operations,  persistent local protesters, and former drone operators are all in the news.


Brandon Bryant is one of those former drone operators, heard here in clip from the film “Drone” describing what he felt after firing a missile at what he was led to believe were armed terrorists.

Drone Protesters Trial Continues in DeWitt

Jan 23, 2014
protestors march with a banner that says stop
Upstate Drone Action

After nearly a three-week break, the trial for 16 protesters of drone warfare resumed Thursday at DeWitt town court.  The defendants, known initially as the Hancock 17, were arrested in October of 2012 after they blocked three gates at Hancock Air National Guard Base.