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Ellen Grady, a Catholic Worker from Ithaca, N.Y., peacefully protests drone warfare outside of Hancock AIr National Guard Base near Syracuse on Ash Wednesday. (Courtesy Upstate New York Coalition to Ground the Drones)

Ellen Grady, a Catholic Worker from Ithaca, N.Y., peacefully protests drone warfare outside of Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse on Ash Wednesday. (Courtesy Upstate New York Coalition to Ground the Drones)

Ellen Grady, a Catholic Worker from Ithaca, N.Y., doesn’t like the idea that war has come home to her backyard.

The war is the country’s war on terror. The place where it is being waged is the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, a little more than an hour north of where she lives.

Hancock is one of several U.S. bases where drone operators pilot unmanned aircraft in their search for suspected Muslim militants halfway around the world.

And for the third time in two years, Grady, 50, was arrested for protesting the drones during a nonviolent witness on Ash Wednesday to begin the season of Lent.

She was one of nine people arrested after…

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