By RootsAction Located in southwestern Germany, the U.S. government's Ramstein Air Base is serving key functions for nonstop war that has been hugely destructive in many countries. The Ramstein base is essential to drone warfare and many other forms of military intervention, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to the Middle East and Africa. Please become a … Continue reading Move Away from Nonstop War. Close the Ramstein Air Base.
A Response to U.S. Drone Warfare Introducing a new and unusual hybrid cello: The Sympathetic Drone Cello. Envisioned by Nathan Barr and built and engineered by Fred Carlson and Suzy Norris, the instrument features 10 sympathetic strings and an automatic drone generated by a hurdy gurdy-style wheel.
and no, it’s not the Supreme Court. By DAVID MASCIOTRA The one issue that no one -- including Democrats -- wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout mainstream media coverage of the global refugee crisis. The corpses … Continue reading Dumb Bernie Sanders Delusions: Progressives Who Champion Sanders Need To Consider This -
By David Swanson To: U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon The U.N. Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945. Its potential is still unfulfilled. It has been used to advance and misused to impede the cause of peace. We urge a re-dedication to its original goal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Whereas … Continue reading Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter
Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Shivone Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates … Continue reading Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?
PLAY VIDEO: Airstrikes in Iraq Seen Near Erbil DOHUK, Iraq — The United States launched a series of airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, using Predator drones and Navy F-18 fighter jets to destroy rebel positions around the city of Erbil, the American military said Friday. The strikes were aimed at halting … Continue reading U.S. Jets And Drones Attack Militants In Iraq, Hoping To Stop Advance
Rania Masri A very moving speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the 'Texas For Gaza' protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas. We apologize that the first words and last minutes of the speech were not captured due to phone recording problems. The opening began with, "Yesterday, the Obama administration said that … Continue reading Rania Masri Speech: ' Mr.Obama, What Is Barbaric?'
A picture taken on board a helicopter shows a US State Department helicopter flying over the Iraqi capital Baghdad as it transports US Secretary of State John Kerry on June 23, 2014, in Baghdad. Primary mission is to defend Americans on the ground Armed U.S. drones are flying over the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an … Continue reading Armed U.S. Drones Flying Over Baghdad
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 … Continue reading Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years
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 … Continue reading I Worked On The US Drone Program: The Public Should Know What Really Goes On