Tag Archives: drone warfare

Organizing Notes: Contempt for this court

Drone War Crimes: Violation of Due Process By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  May 17, 2014    Protests and arrests at the Hancock drone base in Syracuse, New York have been steady for the past couple of years.  So many have been arrested that the trials are backed-up like five o’clock traffic in Los Angeles. I […]

Fly Kites, Not Drones

Two videos, one in Como Park, St. Paul MN and one in Afghanistan. On May 10, 2014 Women Against Military Madness sponsored a Fly Kites Not Drones gathering at Como Park in St. Paul MN, a day to bring  children who decorated their own kites and then flew them. The kite flyers attracted a lot of […]

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights

 Claims that their Fourth Amendment rights had been violated were alleged, however, Judge Rosemary Collyer dismissed these claims because “unmanned drones are functionally incapable of ‘seizing’ a person; they are designed to kill, not capture.” The case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). It questioned the […]

Steve Clemens, Witness Against Drones: Reaping the Whirlwind

Reaping the Whirlwind By Steve Clemens  Mennonista  March 17, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. The tears were streaming down […]

The Guardian: UN report calls for independent investigations of drone attacks

Special rapporteur on human rights says states have obligation to launch inquiries into attacks that kill civilians Ewen MacAskill and Owen Bowcott   theguardian.com   10 March 2014 A US drone in Kandahar. The report found that drone attacks in Afghanistan no longer caused fewer civilian casualties than other air strikes. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images A report by the United Nations Human […]

Clergy, Veterans Among Five Arrested Ash Wednesday at U.S. Killer Drone Protest at Beale Air Base

Nearly 40 activists attended the Ash Wednesday service and drone resistance event just outside the base during early morning rush hour on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 A beautiful Ash Wednesday action at Beale AFB today organized by Rev. Sharon Delgado. Ashes Spread Memorializing Children Killed by Drones  MARYSVILLE/BEALE AFB (8:31 a.m.) – Five people – including three members of the clergy, […]

William Pfaff. The Obama Method: Combine Threats With Accommodation

From the start it has been difficult to interpret foreign policy as Barack Obama envisages it. The reason, so far as I can see, is that he has always been a man of American domestic affairs and of law, his profession. By William Pfaff  truthdig.com  Feb 25, 2014 White House/Pete Souza The Obama government has taken a Cold […]

Drones and the EU: a ‘solution’ looking for a problem

BY AGUESTCONTRIBUTOR on 11/02/2014 • Drone Wars UK  Guest post by Ben Hayes and Chris Jones.  February 11, 2014 Today the Transnational Institute and Statewatch are jointly publishing a new report on the European Union and drones, entitled Eurodrones Inc.  Our report examines the considerable economic and political support given to the drone industry by the European Union, which has now reached a level at […]

▶ Jon Stewart Daily Show: Romancing the Drone

Published on Feb 21, 2014 The Obama administration explores the legal ramifications of aerial citizen reduction programs.  THE DAILY SHOW Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up […]

Ralph Hutchison, Counterpunch: What We Owe the Oak Ridge Three

Memo to Judge: Really?? by RALPH HUTCHISON  counterpunch.org  February 20, 2014 We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and […]

Greenwald and Scahill: The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program

The first article on The Intercept, the new online news by Scahill, Poitras, and Greenwald By Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  10 Feb 2014 12:03 AM  Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press. The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes […]

Democracy Now! Five Years of the “Same Rhetoric” — Immigration… “A Silent Coup”: Jeremy Scahill & Bob Herbert on Corporate, Military Interests Shaping Obama’s SOTU

 democracynow Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. RELATED STORIES Kathy Kelly on Afghan Humanitarian Crisis, Civilian Casualties and Drone […]

Mon., Feb. 3, Trial and Rally: Support Anti-Drone Protesters

Beale AFB, April, 2013   TRIAL DATE:  Monday, Feb. 3, 9:00 am     Occupy Beale AFB Anti-Drone Protestors to Put Drone Warfare on Trial  (Defendants:  Martha Hubert, Robin Ryan, Bill Doub and Toby Blome)   In April, 2013, 5 activists were arrested while attempting to deliver a letter to the Commander at Beale AFB during a nonviolent protest of drone warfare.  The letter […]

▶ David Swanson: Obama Fans Aren’t Even Pretending That Was a Good Speech

Obama’s speech and new “policy directive” eliminate the Fourth Amendment.    By davidswanson – Posted on 17 January 2014  WarIsACrime.org President Barack Obama gave a eulogy for the Fourth Amendment on Friday, and not even his fans are proclaiming victory.  In this moment when Obama is actually doing one thing I agree with (talking to Iran), more and […]

▶ Cornel West speaks at Drone Summit, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance”

Dr. Cornel West and Q and A with Medea and Dr. West Cornel West was a featured speaker at a summit on drones, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance.” He talked about the relationship between the military and Wall Street.  codepinkaction  Published on Nov 25, 2013 View Full Event (3 Programs) Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise […]

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part One

By Timothy Villareal  January 3, 2014  Tikkun.org In 2002, then-F.B.I. agent Coleen Rowley appeared on the cover of Time magazine, along with two corporate whistleblowers, as Time’s Persons of the Year. Earlier in 2002, Rowley, then chief legal counsel in the F.B.I.’s Minneapolis bureau, gained headlines for writing a memo to F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller documenting […]

Heather Linebaugh: I Worked on the US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) by Heather Linebaugh  Published on Sunday, December 29, 2013 by the Guardian/UK The Elbit Systems Hermes 450 is an Israeli medium size multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for tactical long endurance missions. Whenever I read […]

Tom Engelhardt: BRIDE AND BOOM!

And were a wedding party to be obliterated on a highway anywhere in America on the way to, say, a rehearsal dinner, whatever the cause, it would be a 24/7 tragedy. Our lives would be filled with news of it. Count on that.    By Tom Engelhardt  December 21, 2013  truthdig.com   This piece first appeared at TomDispatch.    […]

▶ Peace Activist Kathy Kelly at CIA Drone Protest

There is a war going on. Published on Dec 14, 2013 Kathy Kelly speaks about the drone attacks in Yemen and Afghanistan and the effects they’re having on the people, villages and communities. She says that people are afraid of the drone attacks and that they’re willing to speak when she visits them. Their only request […]