From the 27th of August to the 30th of October the drone quilting exhibition will be on the first floor of the Babylon Cinema in Berlin. The exhibition is open to the public every day from 5 pm until midnight. Many visitors thank the cinema for the opportunity to show the exhibition over such a long period of time.
Each block of material commemorates a child killed by a US combat drone. The exhibition consists of patchwork quilts made up of 36 blocks each. They were designed by US citizens.
How The Idea Came Up Of Such An Organization
The idea for the drone quilt project came from a group of women who wanted to create a so-called visual petition to present to the parliament. This grew with the help of citizens. Each patchwork field is reminiscent of a kid killed by US drones. There are also explanations to the illegal international drone war in the US. Peace activists have made it possible to bring 6 of the 12 blankets to Germany for half a year. The exhibition represents the organization code pink in Germany and is also active in the anti-drone movement.
The Importance In Drone Warfare
The US base is used as a relay station for US drone strikes in the Middle East. Without this relay station, in Nevada would be impossible. This makes Germany complicit in this war crime. The headquarters for in Stuttgart also coordinates killings in the Middle East and Africa. In particular, in Libya, US illegal drone strikes have increased significantly in recent years, even though the US is not in a state of war with the country. According to the NATO Statute, Germany could prohibit such illegal acts not only under German law. Instead, the federal government speaks out with ignorance. Since 2013, there has been a decision before a debate on the ethical, international and humanitarian aspects of the use of armed drones to lead. This debate is still pending! The EU Parliament also condemned the use of drones for targeted killings by an overwhelming majority. Therefore, the debate must be carried out and the deputies then have to vote without parliamentary pressure. A sample letter to members with this requirement can be found in this exhibition.