At least six people were killed in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan early in the morning on November 21 when a CIA drone attacked a seminary.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 21, 2013 8:44 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 20, 2013 9:50 am|
“What could possibly justify terrorizing a community of 250,000 just for the purpose of killing one person?”
At a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Alan Grayson and organized by CODEPINK, this was one of a number of questions posed as a delegation of individuals from Yemen spoke about the direct impact United States drones have had on their country and lives.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 18, 2013 10:47 am|
Faisal described to Firedoglake how he had written letters and issued calls or demands to the Yemeni government, but questions asked to the government had gone ignored. He realized over time the decision had been made here in the US. It was time for him to travel to America and “talk to the people” of the US directly and “see the people here.”
|By: David Swanson Saturday November 16, 2013 5:20 pm|
What Localities and States Can Do About Drones.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 16, 2013 9:13 am|
Last June, President Obama was blunt at a press conference in Berlin: “We do not use Germany as a launching point for unmanned drones to go after, as a part of our anti-terrorism activities.” The Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German Newspaper) and Norddeutsche Rundfunk (North German Radio, which despite the name, is also a television operation) have teamed up to look into this claim, and they beg to differ. A lot.
They ask a lot of tough questions, and turn the cameras on the spies themselves.
|By: David Swanson Friday November 15, 2013 3:30 pm|
Germany had planned to buy a fleet of “Euro Hawk” killer drones — perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.
But something happened on the way to the celestial colosseum.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:45 pm|
While DHS nominee Jeh Johnson should face questioning for his role in authorizing drone strikes, he is unlikely to be questioned extensively on his past role by any Democrats in the Senate.
|By: David Swanson Sunday November 10, 2013 12:45 pm|
Fifty organizations and over 75,000 individuals are asking.
At the United Nations this month, Brazil, China, Venezuela and other nations denounced U.S. drone wars as illegal.
In the countries where the drones strike, popular and elite opinion condemns the entire program as criminal. This is the view of Pakistan’s courts, Yemen’s National Dialogue, Yemen’s Human Rights Ministry and large numbers of well-known figures in Yemen. Popular movements in both Pakistan and Yemen continue to protest against the killing.
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 6, 2013 12:15 pm|
The Obama Administration’s assassination program, including its use of drones, has already proved controversial around the world. But now questions are being raised as to whether the program violates the laws of war and international human rights law. Outside of Afghanistan, or a “defined conflict zone”, the use of lethal force is subject to international laws protecting human rights. Laws the Obama Administration may have violated in Yemen and Pakistan where they have killed people using drones.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:30 am|
No one seems to have a valid explanation as to why the US and NATO are killing people in Afghanistan currently. The only explanation given for anything related to US military action in Afghanistan is the alleged need to keep the killing machine going for fear that Al Qaeda will retake the country and use it as a base, maybe.