Tag Archives: Drones

Wendell Berry: A Pacifist Protest Against the Peaceful Drone

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.

▶ Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Is Trying to Put an End to Its Extreme Isolation

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 […]

Caroline Donnellan: The Costs and Ethics of Modern Warfare

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.

The Global Drone Trade, by the Numbers

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…

ACLU Targets Obama with New Lawsuit Over Drone Wars, ‘Kill List’

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.”

Evergreene Digest: In Whose America?

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 […]

Jeff Nygaard: Twelve Memes of 2014 to Say Goodbye to in 2015

 #12 The Private Sector Can Do Anything Cheaper and Better than Government. Read the rest. By Jeff Nygaard  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter  Winter II 2014 1. The U.S. is the World’s Only Superpower While the U.S. is still powerful, signs of its decline are everywhere. The heads of state of both Russia and China have […]

Constitutional Law 101 with Professor Droney: Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World

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Joy First: What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders

  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, […]

▶ Campaign NonViolence, Occupy Beale AFB, Dances of Univeral Peace Direct Action

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 […]

Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]

Cartoon by Brian McFadden: iRAQ WAR 3.0

 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 […]

Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

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 […]

Frida Berrigan: Grandmother Sentenced to Prison for Protesting US Drone Base

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 […]

DRONES: Free Online Screening on July 30th — You’ll Want to See This

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 […]

▶ Mark Fiore, Blasty the Drone: “Protect and Swerve”

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 […]

Steve Clemens: Going to Jail as Solidarity, Doing Time in Des Moines

 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 […]

How And Why The Media Failed On Covering Drone Wars

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]