Category Ground All Drones

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

Ann Wright | Trump Complies with War-Hawk Wishes

President Trump is plunging ahead with expanded Mideast wars, with emerging escalations in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, building on the bloody policies of his predecessors, as retired Col. Ann Wright explains. By Ann Wright  Consortium News  June 19, 2017 The militarization of U.S. foreign policy certainly didn’t start with President Donald J. Trump; in fact, […]

Ann Wright | Diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.

The Bush administration’s wholesale rejection of the ban on targeted killing or political assassinations reversed a quarter-century of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.

Killer Drones in the Empire State

No longer will the pilots who steer drones and fire missiles while staring at computer screens be confined to remote areas like the Nevada desert.

Norman Solomon | Killer Drones In The Empire State

“What if our country were constantly being spied upon by drones, with some of us killed by drones? What if many bystanders, including children, were killed in the process?

Bruce Gagnon | Military Space Plane Returns from Two-Year Secret Mission

The actual expense of the X-37 is hidden in the Pentagon’s ‘black,’ or classified, budget but is likely to cost more than $1 billion.

From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced

No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system

SHUT DOWN CREECH! GROUND THE KILLER DRONES

What can we do to GROUND the DRONES? SHUT DOWN CREECH!

DN! What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over U.S. Drone and Targeted Assassination Program?

The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.

David Swanson | The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Drone

Linebaugh says there is no way to distinguish the little “civilian” blobs from little “militant” blobs.

7180. The truth about murder drones (Video)

To this point, U.S. drones have taken over 7,180 lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somali; no tally has been kept of drone assassinations in the other countries engulfed in war – Iraq, Syria and Libya. These killings, as you know, violate international law requiring due process and a variety of principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the U.S. after World War II.

Al Jazeera | Drone: Inside the CIA’s Secret Drone War

I thought it was the coolest damn thing in the world. I was like ‘Oh man, I get to play a video game all day!’ And then reality hits you that you may have to kill somebody.

Michael Haas, former drone operator

Marjorie Cohn | US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.

“No More War!” chants disrupt Democrats’ Convention

Neither big party convention in the United States has expressed any interest in ending war, outside of that wonderful chanting. We’re going to be needing a powerful global peace movement to control U.S. warmongering. Help us build it by attending No War 2016: http://worldbeyondwar.org/NoWar2016

Rebecca Gordon | The Trojan Drone: An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised as Technological Advance

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, How Extrajudicial Executions Became “War” Policy in Washington Posted by Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch  July 17, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt of Tom Dispatch Strangely, amid the spike in racial tensions after the killing of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and of five white police officers by a black […]

“Inside Drone Warfare” | The Las Vegas Symposium Tapes

Please remember that the seriousness and emotion evinced by the drone whistleblowers comes not only from their experiences in the drone program but because they constantly face the threat of government reprisal.    DRONE ORGANIZERS BULLETIN – April 2016 – Special Edition  kNOwDrones.com Thanks to the financial contributions by many of you who are reading […]

David Swanson | Guess Who Wants Authority to Murder by Drone

And, of course, in numerous cases civilians have been killed in large numbers and people have been targeted without identifying who they are.

How Obama went from reluctant warrior to drone champion

… there’s the president who, over the last seven years, has sanctioned the largest targeted killing campaign in American history.

Jameel Jaffer | A Less-Secret Drone Campaign

The public’s right to information about the drone campaign, and about counterterrorism policy more generally, should not depend on the grace of executive branch officials. Transparency should be required by law.

Laura Flanders | Jeremy Scahill: Rising Up Against Empire and the Easter Uprising (Video)

Jeremy Scahill on drones, activism today, assassinations, and more.