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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$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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‘Signature Strikes’ and Obama’s Empty Rhetoric on Drones

Arianna Huffington Huffington Post http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/signature-strikes-and-obamas-empty-rhetoric-drones?paging=off On March 17, 2011, four Hellfire missiles, fired from a U.S. drone, slammed into a bus depot in the town of Datta Khel in Pakistan’s Waziristan border region. An estimated 42 peoplewere killed. It was just another day in America’s so-called war on terror. To most...

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