At the first International Drone Summit, advocates call for transparency and an end to the US policies that rain terror from the sky.
With the invention of drones, we crossed into a new frontier: killing that’s risk-free, remote, and detached from human cues.
Bradley Manning, Washington and the blood of civilians.
Israel’s expansion project in the West Bank and Jerusalem is ensuring that the “nation” that the UN might grant membership will be each day a little smaller, a little less viable, a little less there.
"The US has basically already lost the war in Afghanistan," says Jeremy Scahill, just back from two weeks reporting unembedded in that country.
How brutal raids are sabotaging the political strategy the US claims to support in Afghanistan.
Documents recently released by WikiLeaks confirm that the Pentagon knew about the real civilian death toll in Iraq, and that security forces were torturing detainees.
India’s brutal crackdown against unarmed protesters adds to the long local memory of extrajudicial killings, torture and mass repression. In the battle of stone versus bullet, the “Gen Next” of Kashmir feel they have a moral advantage over the might of the Indian state.
Killing civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.
War has become the norm and "our world has become so oblivious to it," says Tom Engelhardt. “There’s a mindset that goes with American war making, and it’s a very narrow one.”