Drones

Jack Serle
As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people killed have been identified by available records as named members of al Qaeda. This calls in to question US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last year that only “c onfirmed terrorist targets at the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
This mural is part of the 12 Hours Campaign in Sana'a, Yemen. Artists include Hadeel Almoafak, Hanan Alsurmi, Thi yazen Alalawi, and Murad Subay (Photograph courtesy of Murad Subay)
A Yemeni man who lost two family members to a U.S. drone strike is suing the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Protesters around the world will stage creative direct actions Saturday to call for a complete ban on killer drones (Photo Courtesy of Global Day of Action)
Declaring Saturday a " Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for...

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Crowdfunding has reached new, weird, possibly inevitable levels with Ukraine nationalists now raising money from online supporters to fund the country's "first people's infantry battalion," starting with a "People's Drone" to patrol the Russian border and moving on to include bulletproof vests, painkillers, a sniper unit and anything else "the boys needed." The site has raised 71% of its goal to arm the sniper unit and over its goal for the drone, which could be good or bad news, depending on...