Shut Down the Drone War

by Daniel Larison, published on Antiwar.com, September 15, 2021 On September 26, the yearly Shut Down Creech protest will convene at the military base from which all US Drone Control signals are released.    The Ban Killer Drones network calls on us to come out to Creech AFB during the week that begins on the 26th, or prepare a solidarity action[…]

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US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

by Kevin Gosztola, published on The Dissenter, July 20, 2021 This is a truly sad case.  Daniel Hale’s documents were released years ago, at which time Jeremy Scahill and The Intercept were widely praised for publishing them.  Daniel, on the other hand has been, as they say, ‘living like a refugee’, waiting for the axe to fall, every since.   […]

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Biden’s Drone Wars

by Brian Terrell, published on World Beyond War, April 19, 2021 On Thursday, April 15, the New York Times posted an article headed, “How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan,” just in case anyone misunderstood the previous day’s headline, “Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’” as indicating the[…]

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Death TV

by Alex Adams, published on Global Research, March 10, 2021 For those of us who have no direct experience of drone warfare, popular culture is one of the major ways that we come to understand what is at stake in UAV operations. Movies, novels, TV and other cultural forms can inform our ideas about drone warfare just as much as,[…]

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Day of the Drone

by Conn Hallinan, published on Counterpunch, March 16, 2021 In the aftermath of the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, drone warfare is being touted as the latest breakthrough in military technology, a “magic bullet” that makes armored vehicles obsolete, defeats sophisticated anti-aircraft systems, and rout entrenched infantry. While there is some truth in the hype,[…]

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Send Emails By May 20 Urging Germany: “Don’t Arm Your Drones.”

by Nick Mottern, published on KnowDrones, May 8, 2020 The German Parliament is about to enter a decisive stage in the only public debate ever to be required by the ruling parties of a NATO-member state regarding whether to acquire lethal killer drones. Other NATO countries have blindly followed the U.S. and Israeli precedent without much public discussion. This unique[…]

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Targeting Iraq, Iran/ U.S. Threatens Wider War

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, January 7, 2019 Jan 7–Enormous demonstrations in Iran, Iraq and region-wide are expressing anti-imperialist rage, and signaling a new day, a rebirth of mass movements that will drive the U.S. out of the region. A criminal U.S. act has kindled this firestorm. On Jan. 2, U.S. imperialism pushed its aggressive war against Iran[…]

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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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“Abolish ICE”? Then Why Not Abolish All US Militarism?

by Doug Noble, originally published on CounterPunch, August 21, 2018 US antiwar and antidrone activists have for years bumped up against a major obstacle in our organizing of fellow citizens: Namely, the chasm of disconnect between our own understanding (shared by most of the world’s population) of the US as the most evil, dangerous militarized threat in the world, on[…]

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