Tag Archives: surveillance drones

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.

Tom Barry: Dysfunctional Drones Underscore Mission Mess at Homeland Security

Support by the White House and DHS for the use of military-grade drones persists even as criticism of the program mounts.

Tomas van Houtryve: A Sky Full of Cameras (Drones)

 “Although a huge amount of footage has been collected, the program is classified, and few people have ever seen images of the drone war and its casualties. This seems like a paradox in our thoroughly media-connected age. How can America be involved in a decade-long war where the sky is buzzing with cameras, and yet […]

Honeywell International: Boycott & Divest re killer and surveillance drones, fracking, TPP …

Boycott & Divest.  Honeywell International: Powers and guides the worlds  Number 1 killer drone, the MQ-9 Reaper Builds the Tarantula Hawk surveillance drone for military and police forces Check the website badhoneywell.org for more information about why a boycott/buycott  of Honeywell International is essential . Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! […]

Norman Solomon: Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Binney explained: “At least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables globally go via the U.S. This is no accident and allows the U.S. to view all communication coming in. At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the U.S. The NSA lies about what it stores.” by Norman Solomon  Common […]

Todd Miller: They Are Watching You  The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border 

 Americans may increasingly wonder whether NSA agents are scouring their meta-data, reading their personal emails, and the like.  In the borderlands no imagination is necessary. The surveillance apparatus is in your face. The high-powered cameras are pointed at you; the drones are above you; you’re stopped regularly at checkpoints and interrogated. By Todd Miller  April 22, 2014 […]

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance.  NATASHA LENNARD  SUNDAY, DEC 29, 2013  Salon.com  Noam Chomsky (Credit: AP/Adel […]

Will Domestic Drone Privacy Bills Fall Short Because of ALEC, Defense Industry Influence?

…civil liberties groups including the ACLU and the NACDL did not endorse the privacy recommendations the ASA ultimately is urging state legislators to consider. And at least three members of the ASA’s policy committee, including its chairperson,are associated with defense contract industries such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.    By Candice Bernd  Thursday, 24 October 2013 […]

Tom Englehardt> Welcome Home From the Wars, Drones!

Drones?  You can rant about them, write about them, organize against them, try to stop them from flying over your hometown. And still, like the implacable Terminators of film fame, they will arrive in “the homeland.” by Tom Engelhardt  Published on Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Common Dreams I mean, come on.  You knew it had to happen, didn’t you?  In a 2010 […]

Glenn Greenwald> Domestic drones and their unique dangers

Glenn Greenwald: Challenging the US Surveillance State​ Domestic drones and their unique dangers Dismissive claims that drones do nothing more than helicopters and satellites already do are wildly misinformed Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 March 2013 10.48 EDT The use of drones by domestic US law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers and types of […]

Common Dreams> Fears Confirmed: Domestic Drones ‘Fly Regularly’ in US Airspace

Fears Confirmed: Domestic Drones ‘Fly Regularly’ in US Airspace Watchdog publishes new flight map, ‘takes surveillance to a whole new level’ Lauren McCauley, staff writer Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Common Dreams The EFF released a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the US. (Image: EFF)Digital watchdog the Electronic Frontier […]