What the War of Terror Has Cost Us So Far

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, August 30, 2021 The war on Afghanistan and the war on Iraq that it was a means of helping start, and all the other spin-off wars leave (if you count only bombing from above as leaving) millions dead, millions injured, millions traumatized, millions homeless, the rule of law eroded, the natural environment[…]

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Drone Murder Has Been Normalized

by David Swanson, published on Lets Try Democracy, December 29, 2020 If I search on Google for the words “drones” and “morality” most of the results are from 2012 through 2016. If I search for “drones” and “ethics” I get a bunch of articles from 2017 to 2020. Reading the various websites confirms the obvious hypothesis that (as a rule,[…]

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Why We Persist: Activists Have Protested US Drone Base for Over a Decade

by Ed Kinane, published on Truthout.org, December 22, 2019 “All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of [international crime].” — International law expert Francis Boyle Nonviolent civil resistance against international crime is about effectiveness and persistence. Or as Dorothy[…]

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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan

by  Kathy Kelly, Published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, September 27, 2019 Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan’s largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at harvest time, village elders notified the governor of[…]

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Activists Confront 2020 Candidates in Iowa About Drones and War

by Nick Mottern, published on Truthout, July 26, 2019 In late July, the MQ-9 Reaper drone, the U.S.’s foremost killer drone, will enter the Iowa presidential primary contest in a cable TV ad that challenges 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to pledge to end all U.S. drone attacks, close U.S. drone bases and work for a global ban on weaponized drones.[…]

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Drones over Djibouti

Featured Image:  Haven’t heard about any recent drone strikes?  US Drone Strikes are up 432% under Donald Trump and Military infrastructure for Drones is growing like crazy in Africa. by Lion Summerbell , Published on Democratic Socialists of America, June 26, 2019 With 34 military bases, the U.S. is scrambling for influence in Africa On August 7, 1998, simultaneous explosions[…]

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Drones Fly, Children Die

by Judith Bello, Published on Reports from Hancock and Beyond, July 1, 2019 Hancock Air National Guard Base was one of the first domestic drone bases to come on line. The base is located in a pleasant suburb of Syracuse New York, along side the International Airport. The 174th Attack Wing at Hancock is tasked with flying Reaper Drone missions[…]

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Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough!

Image: A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014. Yemeni authorities have paid out tens of thousands of dollars to victims of drone strikes using U.S.-supplied funds, a source close to Yemen’s presidency said, echoing accounts by legal sources and a family that lost two members[…]

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