On the Road for Peace (Part 1)

by Phil Wilayto,  June 29, 2018 See “My Peace Travels Around Europe”  Part 2: Civil Resistance at Ramstein,   Part 3: From Belgium: the Lands the Congolese Made Rich, Part 4: No to NATO; Yes to NHS It’s a beautiful evening here in Kaisaerslauten, a city of some 100,000 in southwestern Germany. There’s a light breeze blowing, gently nudging the thousands[…]

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Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

by Andre Damon, originally published on the World Socialist Website, May 19, 2018 The publication of this week’s open letter by leading academics protesting Google’s role in the military’s drone assassination program exposes the close partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex. The letter, now signed by nearly 1,000 academics, declares that “Google has moved into[…]

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Bad Drones

by Ted Krall, originally published on Counterpunch, 4/24/18 We have succumbed, in recent years, to technological passivity, the assumption that there’s nothing we can (or should) do about what an older generation used to call “progress.” But that’s not true. War goes on, yet most of the world’s nations came together to ban landmines. Mines, humanity decided, were a horror[…]

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Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

More than 3,000 Google employees have demanded that their company end its involvement in a Pentagon contract to analyze imagery, potentially to improve the targeting of drone strikes. (Photo: yournewswire.com) by Julia Conley of Common Dreams, originally published on Common Dreams, March 4, 2018 More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that’s circulating in the company demanding that[…]

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Drones In the Sahara

by Joe Penny An American Base with Ground Operations in Nigeria Late in the morning of October 4 last year, a convoy of Nigerien and American special forces soldiers in eight vehicles left the village of Tongo Tongo. As they made their way between mud-brick houses with thatched roofs, they were attacked from one side by dozens of militants, if[…]

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Time to Call Anew for Disarming Drones

Delegates to the 1899 Hague Convention got it right on aerial bombardment. by Nick Mottern, originally published on Know Drones Those of us who have been advocating for an end to drone attacks and the disarming of drones have “ancestors” in those who, in 1899, persuaded The Hague Convention to adopt a five-year ban on dropping bombs from hot air[…]

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