Drones

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… »

20.09.2013

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

September 6, 2013 by Alice K Ross  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Full Report British forces have carried out 299 drone strikes in Afghanistan, defence minister Andrew Robathan announced in Parliament yesterday. This is the first time the British government has announced how many drone strikes it has… »

30.05.2013

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on May 23

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on May 23

A presidential war speech often doubles as a gauge of the antiwar movement’s weakness or strength. This was borne out again last week when President Obama delivered what the administration billed as amajor address on the wars over which he is presiding. In his May 23 presentation at the National Defense… »

24.05.2013

Obama Speech Appears To Expand Who Could Be Targeted By Drones

Obama Speech Appears To Expand Who Could Be Targeted By Drones

In a major policy speech on Thursday, President Obama defended the secret overseas drone war but said the United States cannot continue waging what he described as a boundless global war on terror. Obama’s comments came one day after Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed U.S. drone strikes had killed four… »

12.05.2013

‘Pakistani court rules CIA drone strikes are illegal’. How will the new Government respond?

‘Pakistani court rules CIA drone strikes are illegal’. How will the new Government respond?

In her May 9th, 2013 article by Alice K Ross for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism  explains: ‘In the first major Pakistani court ruling on the legality of the CIA’s drone campaign in the country, a Peshawar High Court judge said this morning that strikes are ‘criminal offences’. Chief… »

20.03.2013

War can seriously damage your mental health

War can seriously damage your mental health

We are used to describing conflicts we cannot understand, or where we see that the protagonists are apparently unable to see the benefits of peace and cooperation, as “crazy”. But this term is brought about by a sense of hopelessness, an expression of our inability to fathom what’s in the… »

12.02.2013

Drones are killing ordinary people everyday

Drones are killing ordinary people everyday

According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 2004 and 2013 drone strikes have killed up to 893 civilians (including 176 children) in Pakistan, 178 civilians (including 37 children) in Yemen, and 57 civilians (including three children) in Somalia (while these started under Bush they were accelerated under Obama). »

20.01.2013

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.  Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity. Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs,… »

18.10.2012

Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines

Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines

We report here on little known facts about Malala Yousufzai, the courageous teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting women’s education. Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, now committed Human Rights campaigner, has been doing some research. When Malala was 12 she was interviewed on BBC World: “Malala: “I… »

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