‘Death by Unreliable Metadata’—How NSA Contributes to Drone Assassinations of the ‘Wrong People’

By: Monday February 10, 2014 10:06 am

A new report from journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald highlights National Security Agency documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, providing new details on how the NSA uses industrial-scale mass surveillance to launch drone strikes on targets. It shows the dependence on metadata and cell-phone tracking technology and the government’s refusal to question intelligence collected [...]

CIA Enlists Lawmakers to Maintain Edge in Turf War, Keep Authority to Launch Drone Strikes

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 12:37 pm

President Barack Obama’s reported plan to shift control of armed drone operations from the CIA to the Pentagon has apparently been disrupted by lawmakers who have stepped in to help the CIA stay in the killing business, according to a report from The Washington Post. The Post’s Greg Miller reported that unnamed US officials told [...]

Shepherds & Farmers—Not Militants—Were Killed in US Drone Strike on Wedding Convoy in Yemen

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 1:03 pm

A human rights organization, Reprieve, has shared a report on a United States drone strike that killed twelve men and wounded dozens more in a wedding convoy near Radda in December. The report is based off interviews with local villagers and features eyewitness accounts of the one of the worst drone attacks in the history of [...]

Drone Strike in Pakistan Was First to Be Launched by Obama Administration on Christmas Day

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 10:01 am

For the first time since the United States began to launch drone attacks, a strike was launched late on Christmas Day in Pakistan. Four people who could not be identified but who were allegedly from Afghanistan were killed. The Pakistani newspaper, The Express Tribune, reported, “Four suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired [...]

‘#NotYourNarrative’: Journalist Rania Khalek on Lack of Arab or Muslim Voices in US Media

By: Sunday December 22, 2013 10:00 am

On Wednesday, journalists Rania Khalek and Roqayah Chamseddine, started a hashtag—”#NotYourNarrative”—to call attention to the absence of Arab or Muslim voices in US media, particularly in reports that have to do with Palestinian or Arab issues. The hashtag was successful. A number of journalists from around the world used the hashtag to vent about the [...]

Anonymous US Officials Lie About Drone Attack on Wedding Convoy in Yemen

By: Friday December 20, 2013 5:33 pm

At least a dozen people in a wedding convoy were killed in the al-Bayda province of Yemen on December 12 when the United States launched a drone attack. It provoked great outrage, and, in the aftermath, the Yemeni government compensated a local tribe and Yemen’s parliament passed a resolution to ban US drone strikes. Nothing [...]

Attack on Wedding Convoy One of the Worst in History of Drone War in Yemen

By: Friday December 13, 2013 2:20 pm

A drone strike by the United States, which targeted a wedding convoy, reportedly killed anywhere from ten to seventeen people and injured as many as thirty individuals. Most of the people killed were civilians, which makes the attack one of the worst in Yemen since the US began to launch drone strikes against people the [...]

In US Drone Attack, Wedding Convoy Is Mistaken for an al Qaeda Convoy; At Least 15 Killed

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 1:29 pm

UPDATE – 2:20 PM EST: It is now being reported by Reuters that a wedding convoy was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy in a drone attack that killed fifteen people. Ten were killed in the initial attack, according to Yemen security officials. Five injured died at a hospital. Five more were injured. No details [...]

Faced with Anti-Drone Blockade Disrupting NATO Supply Route, US Warns Pakistan Aid Could Be Cut Off

By: Monday December 9, 2013 4:22 pm

A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue a blockade established as part of a protest against CIA drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if it is not halted. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a [...]

Pakistani Political Party Escalates Resistance Against US Drone Strikes By Naming CIA Station Chief

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 3:35 pm

A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director John Brennan of murder for their role in a recent drone strike in Hangu, where an Islamic school was targeted. The drone strike on November 21 killed six and, injured a “large number of [...]

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