Tag Archives: Drones
Berry The drones were not as precise as I had hoped, for they sometimes miss the designated enemy and hit an innocent bystander—the sort of operator’s error that we must classify as normal. The enemies of peace resent these errors just as much as we peace-lovers would. And so the drones have very likely made more enemies than they have killed.
The renowned activist and linguist weighs in on the recent shift in relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as drone strikes in Yemen and the activities of the leftist parties Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain, among other current events, in an interview on RT’s “Going Underground.” truthdig.com April 18, 2015 […]
From the article: As these technologies continue to gain traction, it becomes necessary to consider how they fare in terms of transparency, accountability, and their contribution to world peace.
From the article: Between 2010 and 2014, the organization’s data shows, 439 drones passed through international hands, compared with 322 in the previous five years. Israel delivered 165 units. The U.S. came in second with 132…
And as Spurlock concluded, “The government’s drone program lives far too deep in the shadows. As long as the government continues its campaign of secret, unacknowledged lethal strikes across the globe, we will fight to subject this policy to the scrutiny and debate it deserves.”
Machine Guns, MRAPs, Surveillance, Drones, Permanent War, and a Permanent Election Campaign Walking Back the American Twenty-First Century? Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com February 17, 2015 | I never fail to be amazed — and that’s undoubtedly my failing. I mean, if you retain a capacity for wonder you can still be awed by a sunset, but […]
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It seems like there are not enough people speaking out against what is going on because so many people refuse to really look at the death and destruction our military is leaving all around the globe. It is so much easier to close our eyes. By Joy First WorldBeyondWar.org October 17, 2014 Mount Horeb, […]
Peace activists from around Northern California held a non-violent direct action at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, CA on Sept. 29-30, 2014 as part of the Global Action against the use of drones for surveillance and killing. Activists performed the “Dances of Universal Peace” as they danced across the demarcation line where nine were […]
Click to enlarge. By BrianMcFadden for Comics ORIGINALLY POSTED TO COMICS ON WED SEP 17, 2014 AT 02:50 PM PDT. ALSO REPUBLISHED BY ADALAH — A JUST MIDDLE EAST AND DAILY KOS. 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 […]
Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies and America’s own record of terror… By Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com September 2, 2014 Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a […]
Grady Flores’ one-year sentence is the result of a strange legal sleight of hand that positions the Hancock Air Base commander, Col. Earl A. Evans, as the victim of protests. By Frida Berrigan BillMoyers.com August 13, 2014 This post originally appeared at In These Times. “This has got to stop.” Judge David Gideon’s words refer not […]
There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. By David Swanson WarIsACrime.org July 28, 2014 The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It’s wonderful. I was […]
By Mark Fiore Truthdig.com July 10, 2014 The old “It’s a bird, it’s a plane…” exclamation should be updated to end with “It’s a drone!” That’s how common these new devices are becoming, used to deliver everything from deadly blows to your latest online order. Read about Mark Fiore’s take on the sky-prone gadgets and watch his […]
Drone Protest Trial By Steve Clemens Mennonista June 27, 2014 I spent 20 hours on the boundary between discomfort and pain. I thought of Martin Luther King writing about redemptive suffering and offered my time in the noisy, cold, boring void of the Polk County Jail on behalf of my despondent and discouraged friends in […]
Above: No Drone New England MIT protest drone By Greg Mitchell, www.thenation.com PopularResistance.org June 1st, 2014 This week Secretary of State John Kerry, a drone war enthusiast, was rightly mocked for telling Edward Snowden to “man up” and return to the US. But it was easy criticism when the implications of death-by-drone deserve a deeper dive. And […]
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 […]
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 […]