Drone Use Soars in Latin America, Remains Widely Unregulated

Diego Cupolo Upside Down World http://upsidedownworld.org/main/international-archives-60/4615-drone-use-soars-in-latin-america-remains-widely-unregulated- Over the last decade, drones have made headlines as tools for covert bombing campaigns in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. Yet remote-controlled warfare is just one of many functions Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can provide as non-lethal models become less expensive...

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Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

Amy Goodman Truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/obamas_new_normal_the_drone_strikes_continue_20131223 There has been yet another violent attack with mass casualties. This was not the act of a lone gunman, or of an armed student rampaging through a school. It was a group of families en route to a wedding that was killed. The town was called...

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Drones Have Come Out of the Shadows

Medea Benjamin Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/04-6 At each of the over 200 cities I’ve traveled to this past year with my book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, I ask the audience an easy question: Have they ever seen or heard from drone strike victims in the mainstream US press? Not one...

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The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars

Amy Goodman Truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_rising_resistance_to_obamas_drone_wars_20131030 “I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, ‘Will I be next?’” That is the question asked by 8-year-old Nabila Rehman, from northwest Pakistan. She was injured in a drone attack a year ago, in her small village of Ghundi...

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$40 Million Allocated for Drone Victims Never Reaches Them

Medea Benjamin Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/23-4 Recent reports on US drone strikes by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the UN have heightened international awareness about civilian casualties and have resulted in new calls for redress. The Amnesty International drone report “Will I be next?” says the US government should ensure...

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