Streamed live on Oct 29, 2013
Brave New Foundation and Rep. Alan Grayson’s Congressional briefing on the drone crisis. Rafiq ur Rahman — a primary school teacher in Pakistan — will appear at a briefing called by Representative Alan Grayson (FL-09), along with his children Nabila and Zubair.
In October 2012, Nabila and Zubair were injured in the same drone strike that killed their grandmother — Rafiq’s mother – while she was tending crops in her garden. This landmark briefing marks the first opportunity for Congress to hear in-person accounts from drone strike survivors. Other testimonies will be given by Robert Greenwald and the family’s lawyer Shahzad Akbar (via a representative from Reprieve UK) recounting the horror and immorality of civilian casualties in drone strikes. Rafiq’s story is one of several depicted in Robert Greenwald’s upcoming documentary UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars. Sign up to see this daring, investigative film, available for FREE starting Oct. 30th for a limited time: http://www.AmericasDroneWars.com