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The Kabul Strike: Drone Whistleblowers React
While the media and decision makers are reckoning with the Kabul strike the voices of drone whistleblowers have been conspicuously absent from these national discussions.
DN! Afghanistan Faces Future Under Taliban as U.S. Withdraws and Drone Strikes Continue to Kill Civilians
As the last U.S. forces leave Afghanistan, ending the longest war in U.S. history, we go to Kabul to speak with Danish Afghan journalist Nagieb Khaja, who was once kidnapped by the Taliban and later embedded with them on a reporting assignment. He has been investigating Sunday’s U.S. drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, […]
Resisting Drone Terror: Behind the Scenes of Shut Down Creech!
This fall will mark the 12th year CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace and allies have gathered at Creech Air Force Base for weeklong, nonviolent actions to resist the U.S. drone assassination program! About Shut Down Creech! Shut Down Creech! is a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, […]
Hedges: The Price of Conscience
“…by criminalizing those within the system who seek to inform the public is ominous for our democracy. It is effectively extinguishing all investigations into the inner workings of power.”
Hedges: Bless the Traitors
“Daniel Hale is one of the most consequential whistleblowers,” Edward Snowden said on a May Day panel held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers.
Biden’s Drone Wars, by Brian Terrell
“When you drop a bomb from a drone… you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good,” and “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just… fuels the conflict.” General Michael Flynn
Waging Peace Counters the Indoctrination of Youth: Vigil Outside the Gates of Camp Ripley, by Doug Olson
Camp Ripley: Home to a $4 million drone-training facility
Iowa Action at Des Moines Drone Command Center, March 17, 2019
VFP Chapter 27 members join the Close the DesMoines Drone Command Center action in Iowa
Creech Air Force Base protest this month; Streets of Plenty, peace song by Mark Rufo
URGENT – JOIN THE SHUT DOWN CREECH SPRING ACTION – MARCH 30 TO APRIL 5, 2019 Recorded in 2016 during anti military drone protests at Creech Air Force base in Nevada, with Mike Rufo performing and members of Code Pink, Nevada Desert Experience and Veterans for Peace protesting. Nico Colombant Published on Dec 1, 2016 […]
Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project
“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war…
Stop Militarizing Police, End Police Killing of Youth of Color and “You Have to Be Taught Before It’s Too Late”
“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” ***
The people should not be regarded as enemies and do not need the overkill of military tactics applied.
Joe Penny | Drones in the Sahara
“We were surprised,” he said. “For us, this is another form of colonization.” Out of apprehension that he could get in trouble for voicing his views openly, he declined to give his last name.
The Environmental Consequences of the Use of Armed Drones
Killer drones destroy the environment…and much much more on their impact.
Inside Camp Ripley
During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]
Ann Wright | Trump Complies with War-Hawk Wishes
President Trump is plunging ahead with expanded Mideast wars, with emerging escalations in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, building on the bloody policies of his predecessors, as retired Col. Ann Wright explains. By Ann Wright Consortium News June 19, 2017 The militarization of U.S. foreign policy certainly didn’t start with President Donald J. Trump; in fact, […]
Ann Wright | Diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.
The Bush administration’s wholesale rejection of the ban on targeted killing or political assassinations reversed a quarter-century of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.
Killer Drones in the Empire State
No longer will the pilots who steer drones and fire missiles while staring at computer screens be confined to remote areas like the Nevada desert.
Norman Solomon | Killer Drones In The Empire State
“What if our country were constantly being spied upon by drones, with some of us killed by drones? What if many bystanders, including children, were killed in the process?
Bruce Gagnon | Military Space Plane Returns from Two-Year Secret Mission
The actual expense of the X-37 is hidden in the Pentagon’s ‘black,’ or classified, budget but is likely to cost more than $1 billion.
From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced
No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system