Author Archives: droneswatch

​Washington Post series about dronesRather than reposting every article in full, below are some snippets from articles written by Craig Whitlock in the Washington Post. A snippet from part three of Whitlock’s series with specific article about close encounters between drones and airplanes:“On the same day last month, airline pilots trying to land at two of the nation’s … Read moreAuthor Archives: droneswatch

Speakers

Below are recommended speakers to invite if you are planning an event about drones (in alphabetical order by surname). Peter Asaro is an assistant professor at the New School in New York and co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC). Contact him at asarop@newschool.edu. Medea Benjamin is author of the new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and co-founder of the … Read moreSpeakers

Tag Archives: Veterans For Peace

Veterans and Former Government Officials Sign Letter Calling for Rejection of John Brennan as Director of the CIAA Call from former Military Personnel and Government Officials to Reject Nomination of John Brennan as Director of the CIA As former military personnel and government officials, we are deeply concerned about the nomination of John Brennan to head … Read moreTag Archives: Veterans For Peace

Drone Strikes In Pakistan Have Killed Many Civilians, Study Says

David Zucchino | Los Angeles Time (Video by bravenewfoundation) Far more civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas than U.S. counter-terrorism officials have acknowledged, a new study by human rights researchers at Stanford University and New York University contends. The report, “Living Under Drones,” also concludes that the classified CIA program has not made America any safer and instead has turned … Read moreDrone Strikes In Pakistan Have Killed Many Civilians, Study Says

Tag Archives: Congress

Congress Overrules Pentagon to Fund Northrop Grumman DronesMatt Bewig | AllGov Weapons maker Northrop Grumman (2012 revenues: $25.218 billion) made it rain on Congress to the tune of $31 million in lobbying spending since the beginning of 2012, and in return Congress has passed legislation ordering the Air Force to purchase the arms maker’s RQ-4 Global … Read moreTag Archives: Congress

Tag Archives: Shahzad Akbar

Obama or Romney: What it means for a Pakistani living under drones Mirza Shahzad Akbar | CNN Editor’s note: Mirza Shahzad Akbar is Reprieve legal fellow in Pakistan, director and founder of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, and a practicing human rights lawyer in Islamabad. He represents a number of families of victims affected by drone strikes.Islamabad (CNN) — … Read moreTag Archives: Shahzad Akbar

Code Pink Delegation Warmly Received by Pakistan National Defense University

Reports from the 2012 Pakistan DelegationThe Pakistan National Defense University (NDU) was the site for a presentation by retired U.S. Army colonel and former diplomat Ann Wright, a lead member of the Code Pink delegation against drones. The delegation was invited to appear by the Dean of the Faculty of Contemporary Studies) and was attended … Read moreCode Pink Delegation Warmly Received by Pakistan National Defense University

In The US, Mass Child Killings Are Tragedies. In Pakistan, Mere Bug Splats

George Monbiot | The Guardian“Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts … These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.” Every parent can connect with what President Barack Obama said about the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. There can scarcely be … Read moreIn The US, Mass Child Killings Are Tragedies. In Pakistan, Mere Bug Splats

Drones Out of Everywhere! Washington March Against US Drone Warfare

Russia TodayAs Washington pushes to expand its drone warfare in Africa, hundreds have gathered in front of the White House to protest the “robotic killing machines” slaughtering thousands across the globe. Organized by the ANSWER coalition, the movement is calling on the administration to stop the use of drones on foreign soil. The coalition urges its … Read moreDrones Out of Everywhere! Washington March Against US Drone Warfare