Drones

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:… »

06.01.2016

Confessions of a Terrorist Sympathiser

Confessions of a Terrorist Sympathiser

I confess that I am a terrorist sympathiser. Of course, it is a profanity, a kind of blasphemy, to admit to such a thing, perhaps the greatest blasphemy in our society at the present time. Some may also consider that this is not the right time to make this… »

01.07.2015

On Gaza War anniversary, UK protesters to shut down Israeli drone factory near Birmingham

On Gaza War anniversary, UK protesters to shut down Israeli drone factory near Birmingham

A Staffordshire arms factory making engines for drones exported to Israel will be shut down by protesters on Monday 6 July, to mark the one year anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza. Hundreds of Palestine solidarity campaigners are expected to descend on UAV Engines factory near Shenstone for a… »

20.05.2015

Why Elites Love Drones

Why Elites Love Drones

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/ However, this analysis completely fails to understand what… »

13.05.2014

“The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me”: How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA Docs

“The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me”: How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA Docs

In his new book, “No Place to Hide,” journalist Glenn Greenwald provides new details on Edward Snowden’s personal story and his motivation to expose the U.S. surveillance state. “The stuff I saw really began to disturb me. I could watch drones in real time as they surveilled the people they… »

23.02.2014

Drones are a devastating security strategy in Afghanistan

Drones are a devastating security strategy in Afghanistan

The use of drones in what is termed ‘the war against terrorism’ has become very controversial, wherever in the world. Now that the US drone programme has passed five years under President Obama’s national security strategy it has been estimated that the death toll by drone strikes is at least… »

12.11.2013

50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones

50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones

Fifty organizations and over 75,000 individuals are asking . . . the United Nations Secretary General to investigate the concerns of Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, that drone attacks violate international law — and to ultimately pursue sanctions against… »

03.11.2013

Drone Attack Kills More Than Taliban Chief

Drone Attack Kills More Than Taliban Chief

PESHAWAR, Nov 2 2013 (IPS) – The drone attack that killed Tehreek Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mahsud this week seems also to have killed hopes that drone attacks will end. “After the recent debate in international media about U.S-led drone attacks, there was some hope these illegal strikes would end,”… »

19.10.2013

US must release data on civilian drone casualties, says UN report

US must release data on civilian drone casualties, says UN report

By the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. A report by a UN expert urges the US to ‘release its own data on the level of civilian casualties’ caused by drone strikes and attacks the lack of transparency surrounding CIA and US special forces drone operations. Ben Emmerson, a British barrister… »

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