Drones

30.03.2019

Groundbreaking judgement on Germany’s role in US drone program

Groundbreaking judgement on Germany’s role in US drone program

YEMENI CLAIMANTS WIN CASE IN GERMANY: GERMAN GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE THAT US RESPECTS INTERNATIONAL LAW AT RAMSTEIN Münster/Berlin, 19 March 2019 – In the case Bin Ali Jaber v Germany, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster found in favor of the claimants from Yemen on key aspects. Germany must now… »

08.01.2019

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

Drones caused havoc at Gatwick, so why are governments still spending billions on tanks and aircraft carriers?

The disruption caused by reports of drones flying over Gatwick airport in December 2018 was a magnificent illustration of the uselessness of the UK’s big-ticket defence spending. The United Kingdom is not short of high-end military kit. Apart from its nuclear deterrent (which may or may not be in working… »

25.12.2018

Gatwick drone drama shows how even unarmed UAVs can cause economic chaos and risk to life

Gatwick drone drama shows how even unarmed UAVs can cause economic chaos and risk to life

Anna Jackman, Royal Holloway for The Conversation One of the amazing things about the recent drone incident at London Gatwick is that the appearance of two unmanned aerial vehicles flying into operational runway space prompted the closure of Britain’s second-busiest airport for more than a day. With… »

22.12.2018

Drone shuts down UK airport and Trump shuts down US Government

Drone shuts down UK airport and Trump shuts down US Government

Gatwick drones Between 120,000 and 350,000 people (depending on which paper you read) had their Christmas plans disrupted by the closure of Gatwick airport south of London over a 36+ hours period due to drones flying illegally and creating chaos. The police considered that shooting them down was too dangerous… »

08.06.2018

Google says it will not renew Project Maven—but collaboration with Pentagon will continue

Google says it will not renew Project Maven—but collaboration with Pentagon will continue

By Will Morrow On Friday, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced at a meeting with employees that the company will not renew its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven following its expiry in 2019. Under the program, which Google entered in September last year, the company has provided the… »

12.04.2018

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth for The Conversation The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people,… »

10.03.2018

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

By Andre Damon In another milestone in the growing integration between the military-intelligence complex and Silicon Valley, Google’s parent company Alphabet has confirmed that it has provided software to identify targets used in the illegal US government drone murder program. Since initiating its drone assassination program in 2009, the United… »

15.03.2017

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’ve been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing up the War Powers Resolution by giving the CIA the power to make war. Now, I am seeking to… »

12.06.2016

Report: STOP Ramstein “No Drone Warfare!” Demonstration and Noam Chomsky video message

Report: STOP Ramstein “No Drone Warfare!” Demonstration and Noam Chomsky video message

On the 11th of June 2016, demonstrators under the banner “Stop Ramstein: No Drone Warfare” organized a variety of direct actions against the US Air Force base in Ramstein as well the global arms trade. The goals of the protesters were to exert political pressure on the government… »

12.03.2016

CIA Analyst Ray McGovern – Exclusive Interview Video

CIA Analyst Ray McGovern – Exclusive Interview Video

In this video acTVism Munich interviews former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government.  The interview surfaces a number of issues that include:… »

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