Category: Roundup

Weekend Roundup 7/8

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group, released documents showing an eight-fold increase in the use of drones leased out by…

Weekend Roundup 7/1

If you want to receive our roundup directly to your inbox each week, you can subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now China’s push to become a major player in the international drone market has had a…

Weekend Roundup 6/24

If you would like to receive our roundup directly to your inbox, please let us know at barddrones [at] gmail News Trending Now Robert Mueller, the outgoing director of the FBI, said in a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the…

Weekend Roundup 6/17

News Trending Now The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has accused his own military of colluding with the United States to secretly allow drone strikes to be carried out in the country: “The policy of protesting against drone strikes…

Weekend Roundup 6/9

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, called for a halt to American drone strikes. “It…

Weekend Roundup 6/2

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, made headlines this week by…

Weekend Roundup 5/28

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The United States Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, admitted this week in a letter to Congress that…

Weekend Roundup 5/19

News Trending Now President Obama plans to address the use of drones and the Guantanamo detention facility in a major defense speech this week. (The Guardian) The United States Senate debated the terms of the Authorized Use of Military Force,…

Weekend Roundup 5/12

News Trending Now Despite weeks of violence, voters in Pakistan were undeterred and turned out in high numbers to an election that could determine the future of drone strikes in that country. (New York Times) The Canadian Mounted Police are putting drones to…

Weekend Roundup 5/6

News Trending Now A former Bush administration lawyer says that the United States is using drone strikes instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo. (US News) The Guardian reports that Great Britain has five hundred drones and is interested in…

Weekend Roundup 4/28

News Trending Now The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week titled ‘Drone Wars: the Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.’ Watch video here. (Senate.gov) In testifying before the Judiciary Committee, Farea al-Muslimi, a 23-year old…

Weekend Roundup 4/21

News Trending Now “It sure would be nice to have a drone up there.” Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted about the usefulness of a drone in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Popular Science Magazine discusses five ways drones could…