I love a good publicity stunt. At the South By Southwest festival (SXSW) festival, Chaotic Moon Studio used a drone to tase an intern.
|By: DSWright Friday March 7, 2014 10:05 am|
Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that attempts by the FAA to prevent the use of civilian drones below 400 feet were illegal given there was no administrative rule in place. This ruling opens the door for widespread use of civilian drones for photography, farming, and whatever else anyone wants to do really. It is worth noting that the ruling does not apply to larger drones that share space with airplanes and helicopters.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday March 6, 2014 1:24 pm|
Essam Attia, the NYC artist who gained prominence through a fake NYPD drone campaign in the fall of 2012, was informed in a court appearance this past Monday that all charges would be dismissed. Attia faced five charges, three of which were felonies, and 56 counts for possessing a forged instrument. Attia faced possible jail time.
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:02 am|
It seems Silicon Valley has once again found a way to profit off of taxpayer funded technology. The drone industry, which has had massive amounts of R&D provided by US taxpayers, is taking off and now TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook wants in. As part of its effort to bring in new customers Facebook helped [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 3, 2014 12:35 pm|
While United States leaders lecture Russian President Vladimir Putin on respecting sovereignty and international law by not waging a war of aggression on Ukraine, the sovereignty of Yemen continues to be undermined by US drone strikes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 14, 2014 7:45 am|
A drone victim, journalist and activist who has spoken out against drone strikes in Pakistan, who was abducted from his home over one week ago, has been released.
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:09 pm|
Today on the Resistance Report, an interview with Kevin Gosztola of Firedoglake.com.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 12, 2014 3:58 pm|
A drone victim, journalist and activist who has spoken out against drone strikes in Pakistan was kidnapped by fifteen to twenty men in the early hours of February 5. He is missing and a judge in Pakistan has ordered the Pakistani intelligence services to produce him by February 20.
Kareem Khan has been pushing a legal case against the CIA and Pakistan government, seeking to hold them accountable for the killing of his son and brother in December 2009.
|By: David Swanson Tuesday February 11, 2014 7:05 pm|
Under the U.S. Constitution, the laws of the nations in which drone murders take place, treaties to which the U.S. is party, international law, and U.S. statutory law, murdering people remains illegal, despite being policy, just as it was illegal under the less strict policy of some months back. The policy was made stricter in order to bring it into closer compliance with the law, of course — though it comes nowhere close — and yet the previous policy remains somehow “legal,” too, despite having not been strict enough.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 11, 2014 5:15 pm|
A town judge sentenced twelve people to jail for “disorderly conduct,” which they were charged with after demonstrating outside of Hancock Air Base, where the United States military is known to train pilots and fly drones.
DeWitt Town Justice David Gideon also renewed an order of protection for Col. Earl Evans, who the Post-Standard reported is a “mission support group commander at the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard.” It will be in force until February 7, 2016.