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

Anti-Drone Protesters Gather for Weekend March into Waziristan

Common DreamsAnti-drone protesters from across Pakistan and around the world are gathering in Islamabad this week in preparation for a weekend march into the tribal areas of South Waziristan. Ignoring a travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department for Pakistan, a delegation of 30 US activists and parents of U.S. Army soldiers has arrived in … Read moreAnti-Drone Protesters Gather for Weekend March into Waziristan

An Inconvenient Truth: Finally, Proof That The United States Has Lied in The Drone wars.

Micah Zenko | Foreign PolicyIt turns out that the Obama administration has not been honest about who the CIA has been targeting with drones in Pakistan. Jonathan Landay, national security reporter at McClatchy Newspapers, has provided the first analysis of drone-strike victims that is based upon internal, top-secret U.S. intelligence reports. It is the most important reporting … Read moreAn Inconvenient Truth: Finally, Proof That The United States Has Lied in The Drone wars.

Why I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan

Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. It was the first time a high level member of the Obama Administration spoke at length about the U.S. drone strikes that the CIA and the Joint Special … Read moreWhy I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan

US Drone Strikes In Pakistan Violate Country’s Sovereignty, UN Says

Sebastian Abbott | The Huffington PostISLAMABAD — The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan’s sovereignty.Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the Pakistani government made clear to him that … Read moreUS Drone Strikes In Pakistan Violate Country’s Sovereignty, UN Says

Jon Stewart Teams Up With CODEPINK Against Drones!

Dear Supporter, I like the president, but if he’s going to claim the right to kill me with a flying robot, don’t I at least deserve to know why? Last week, we did a segment on The Daily Show about President Obama’s refusal to release the classified memos justifying his use of killer drones. Now, I’ve always said that I’m … Read moreJon Stewart Teams Up With CODEPINK Against Drones!

Don’t Use the ‘D’ Word: They’re ‘UAVs’ or ‘RPAs’ But Definitely Not ‘Drones’

Kevin Gosztola | The DissenterA drone and aerial robotics conference sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation is taking place in New York this weekend. In the first few hours of the conference, tension over whether to use the word “drone” to describe “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs) or “remotely piloted aircrafts” (RPAs) became apparent. Vijay Kumar, UPS Foundation … Read moreDon’t Use the ‘D’ Word: They’re ‘UAVs’ or ‘RPAs’ But Definitely Not ‘Drones’

Desmond Tutu Speaks Out Against Targeted Killings

In a brief but powerful letter to the editor in today’s New York Times, world leader Desmond Tutu spoke out against the suggestion by many in the past week that Obama’s kill lists be reviewed by the judiciary when it comes to U.S. citizens. He writes:“I am deeply, deeply disturbed at the suggestion in “A Court … Read moreDesmond Tutu Speaks Out Against Targeted Killings