Yemeni Testifies at Senate Drone Hearing on Human Cost of US Drone Wars

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 4:15 pm

Farea Al-Muslimi is a journalist, writer and pro-democracy activist from Yemen. He was invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution and human rights.

Six days ago, Al-Muslimi reports the remote mountain village where he lives, Wessab, was struck by a drone . The attack “terrified thousands of simple poor farmers,” and its impact, he says, tore his heart, “much as the tragic bombings in Boston last week tore your hearts as well as mine.”

 

Liveblogging House Oversight Committee Hearing on Cybersecurity

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 7:04 am

Live blogging of the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Cybersecruity. Rep. Darrel Issa being himself. Can you say “Viper”?

With No Ability to Fully Assess Oil Leaks, Fed Government Still Approves More Arctic Drilling

By: Friday May 14, 2010 8:09 am

The US government as a total body may be completely foolhardy and tone deaf. In the wake of the Horizon disaster, sadly, a Federal court has allowed Shell to move forward on drilling in the Artic without a murmur from the Congress or White House. Even as a semi-submersible (a la the Horizon) Venezuelan gas [...]

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