Category Archives: Militarization

Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years

The droning sound of distopia coming. Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention. I’m talking about the coming obsolescence of the gun-wielding human infantryman as a weapon of…more »

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I Worked On The US Drone Program: The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

An Elbit Systems Hermes 450 drone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many…more »

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November 2013 Update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

CIA drones destroyed part of a madrassa in Hangu district – the first strike outside Pakistan’s tribal areas. (Reuters/Syed Shah)

Monthly Updates on the Covert War Students gather at the site of a suspected U.S. drone strike on an Islamic seminary in Hangu district, bordering North Waziristan, November 21, 2013. The strike killed a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network early on Thursday, Pakistani and Afghan sources said. Maulvi Ahmad Jan, an adviser to…more »

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Doctors Without Borders: Treat Syria Aid As Urgently As Chemical Weapons

Photo by AFP /Adem Altan
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A Plea for Caution From Russia

Image by Oliver Munday

MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were…more »

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NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found In Libya By Scientists

Photo by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya / Voltaire Network

In April 2011, a US Air Force Spokeswoman denied rumors that DU-loaded ammunition was being fired in Libya, but preferred not “to speculate on what may or may not be used in the future.” The future is now. The use of DU in Libya has been certified by a group of independent scientists on the…more »

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U.S. Chemical Weapons Obama Wants To Use On The Syrian People

U.S. Weapons of Mass Destruction

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Cruise missiles with depleted uranium on Libya The Same Cruise Missiles Used On Libya Are Those Poised For Use On Syria [Reposted in light of new scientific findings ascertaining NATO’s use of DU in Libya.] The military support for the Benghazi rebellion against the Tripoli dictator is provided to the…more »

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Stop U.S. Bombing Campaign: A Tribute To Syria

Evil eyes hang in a Damascus shop.

A Tribute To Syria Part II There is mounting international pressure to STOP President Obama’s bombing campaign in Syria. International leaders and global citizens are seeking a political solution to the suffering of the Syrian people that does not include the advancement of more violence. Please join this effort by signing the AVAAZ.org Community Petition….more »

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Chemical Hypocrisy – Lies And Disinformation On The Road To War

U.S. Dropped Depleted Uranium on Libya

With the latest allegations that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people in Syria, the world once again stands on the brink of outright military intervention in the country. As the calls for intervention by the usual suspects increases in intensity, military strikes on Damascus are looking more and more inevitable. And with these…more »

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Syria: The Soap

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The Soap Syria washes everything off my hands. This block of olive oil, hard and smooth, glistens and makes no foam or bubbles. It sits on the far side of the sink. It washes everything off my hands. The cat dander. The bruised squished peach. The to-do list I write in the space between my…more »

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