Today, starting just a few minutes from now, a coalition of activist groups working under the umbrella title of Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars is holding a protest rally outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York. The site is a hub of drone activity, given the proximity of a Lockheed Martin facility that develops surveillance and attack drone aircraft for the U.S. government.
The Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Health will give speeches before the crowd of protesters. The Secretary of Space and the Secretary of Peace will also be there.
Now, you may be asking yourself why the Secretary of State, Secretary of Health, and Attorney General would be speaking to a group of people protesting against drones, which are a central aspect of Obama Administration’s policy. For that matter, since when are there cabinet secretaries of Space and Peace?
The truth is that the political leaders I’ve referred to aren’t members of the Obama Administration. They’re members of the Green Shadow Cabinet:
Ann Wright – Green Secretary of State
Kevin Zeese – Green Shadow Attorney General
Margaret Flowers – Green Secretary of Health
Bruce Gagnon – Green Secretary of Space
David Swanson – Green Secretary of Peace
Who else but Green Party leaders would, after all, dare to suggest that the U.S. federal government shouldn’t have the power to spy on people without a search warrant, or execute people without trial?