Maisto: Immediately discontinue the Fresh Metal Tailwinds Predator Drone toy
  • Petitioned Charlie Liu

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Maisto: Immediately discontinue the Fresh Metal Tailwinds Predator Drone toy

    1. Katie Falkenberg
    2. Petition by

      Katie Falkenberg

      Boulder, CO

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Please sign (or re-sign) this petition here:

http://signon.org/sign/maisto-withdraw-predator?source=c.url&r_by=1135580

Thank you for your support! Together we will make a difference!

We should not be glorifying murder, and we certainly shouldn't be teaching our children to. The secretive CIA drone program has killed thousands of innocent people in Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is also setting a dangerous precedent that stands in direct opposition to our beliefs as Americans.

It is stated in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal" and the Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution holds that everyone has the right to a fair trial by jury...it was my understanding that these values did not stop at our borders. The Drone Program, along with using controversial tactics such as the "double-tap" used to kill first responders to drone attacks, which is a war crime in itself, provides fuel to growing international dissent at American military imperialism. This program also perpetuates racial and religious bigotry and hatred in our culture.

Please stand with me against this shameful toy and call for the immediate discontinuation of the Predator Drone action figure made by Maisto. These vehicles are not "precision tools", they are killing children every day.

By signing this petition you declare that all our children are created equal and have the right to a life free of fear and racism. By signing this petition you tell Maisto that we will not teach our children to hate.

For more information on drones, please visit:

Living Under Drones: a Stanford/NYU study

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Drones Watch: a coalition campaign to monitor and regulate drone use

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    1. Petition moved!

      Katie Falkenberg
      Petition Organizer

      We want to try to bring this message to a broader audience where we
      hope to find new supporters. We've started a petition at MoveOn's
      community petition site, SignOn. If we can build enough momentum
      there, MoveOn will send the petition to their members and we'll get
      many more signatures.

      Please sign (or re-sign) this petition here:

      http://signon.org/sign/maisto-withdraw-predator?source=c.url&r_by=1135580

      Thank you for your support! Together we will make a difference!

    2. Reached 100 signatures
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      Katie Falkenberg
      Petition Organizer

      Since Apple has decided to deny an application that tracks drone strikes and their associated injuries and deaths, someone has created an Instagram account called @dronestagram. You can follow the news mainstream media ignores here: http://dronestagram.tumblr.com/ or on Instagram here: http://instagram.com/dronestagram. A real win for transparency!

      Dronestagram

      The drone's-eye view. Follow @dronestagram on Instagram and Twitter. All reports from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and other confirmed sources. More information: Booktwo.org. By James...

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Sarah Roche-Mahdi CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • 8 months ago

      this is an evil thing to sell as a toy.

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    • John Staroba COLLINSVILLE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      It does not sync to who we are as americans.

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    • Jenny Curry SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      these tactics of implanting childhood play with objects of death and destruction have been used over and over to manipulate future generations into being ok with the object/weapon. Our eyes are open and its time to stop mental trickery such as this even though I will always like these kinds of toys they shouldn't be sold to under age children who have not developed proper brain function to form there own judgement on what this toy actualy does in real life and if they are ok with or not ok with that. Drones should be looked down upon and used as only a last resort, stop supporting drone attacks by brainwashing future generations!

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    • Luis Skye SCHAUMBURG, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      We dont support Drone strikes to kill and would not like to teach my child or encourage him that it is humane or ok.

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    • Mansoor Khan MONTOURSVILLE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      To safe children who perish while they are asleep by the drone strikes.

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