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The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

John Feffer  03. 5.2015
Is ISIS medieval? However much ISIS is committed to returning the world to the seventh century, their atrocities have a more complicated...
Algeria From A Drone Might Be The Most Stunning Place We've Ever Seen

Algeria From A Drone Might Be The Most Stunning Place We've Ever Seen

Talia Lavin  03. 1.2015
Algeria is a place of nearly unimaginable beauty and diversity. From the heights of the Tell Atlas mountains to the bleakly beautiful desert...
Drones Are More Than Killing Machines, but What Happens When They Become Intelligent

Drones Are More Than Killing Machines, but What Happens When They Become Intelligent

Andy Miah  02.25.2015
There's no escaping the fact that drones, like a lot of technology now in the mainstream, have trickled down from their military origins....
Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Tom Engelhardt  02.24.2015
The Bush and Obama administrations pioneered the crossing of sovereign borders without permission for an ongoing killing process not defined...

Obama's Social Work Summit on "Violent Extremism" Misses the Root

William Bradley  02.20.2015
Will social work solve the problem of "violent extremism?" Well, it has the virtue of not having been tried. But that's probably because...
The Front Page Rule

The Front Page Rule

Kathy Kelly  02.20.2015
The fact remains that if we didn't see enemy soldiers as "murdering terrorists" lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops,...

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

John W. Whitehead  02.20.2015
On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than...

Deviants or Drones

Randy Miller  02.19.2015
A law requiring that students simply obey law enforcement in any given situation, even if authority goes against the rights of the public,...
U.S. Allows Sales Of Armed Drones To Allies With Clean Human Rights Records

U.S. Allows Sales Of Armed Drones To Allies With Clean Human Rights Records

Jessica Schulberg  02.18.2015
WASHINGTON -- A day after the State Department loosened restrictions on the sale of armed drones to foreign allies, the risks posed by...

Drone Rules

Illah Nourbakhsh  02.18.2015
The rules are a good first step if we are to ease very gradually into the world of commercial drone operations: they will be matched one-to-one...
U.S. To Allow Export Of Armed Military Drones

U.S. To Allow Export Of Armed Military Drones

AP  02.17.2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is amending its regulations for weapons sales to allow the export of armed military drones...
Proposed Drone Regulations Complicate Amazon Delivery Plans

Proposed Drone Regulations Complicate Amazon Delivery Plans

Reuters  02.15.2015
(Changes "pilot" to "drone" in the third paragraph) By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The U.S....
U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills ISIS Recruiter Who Was Once Held In Guantanamo

U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills ISIS Recruiter Who Was Once Held In Guantanamo

AP  02.10.2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top recruiter for the Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in an American drone strike on...
Drones for Good: UAE Honors Peaceful-Purpose Innovators

Drones for Good: UAE Honors Peaceful-Purpose Innovators

Faisal J. Abbas  02. 8.2015
One of the highlights of last year's Government Summit, an annual international forum held in Dubai designed to help shape the future of...