Weekly Roundup 8/19

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Speaking at the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that drones should only be used for surveillance…

That Which Obama Is, He Is

By Kurt Schmidlein “Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”      —President Bush, September 20th, 2001…

Weekend Roundup 8/12

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News In light of new reported security threats from al-Queda groups, the U.S. has escalated the frequency of drone strikes in Yemen; in the most recent…

News Analysis: The Fort Hood Shooter

By Dan Gettinger   In the early afternoon of November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, with two pistols and several hundred rounds of ammunition. According to witnesses,…

Weekend Roundup 8/5

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Three suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants were killed in a particularly active week of drone strikes in Yemen. (Reuters) During an official visit…

Weekend Roundup 7/29

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Bureau of Investigative Journalism published a leaked document detailing Pakistan’s own estimates of civilian casualties caused by CIA drone strikes in the…

Weekend Roundup 7/21

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now In Pakistan, a U.S. drone strike killed 2 suspected Taliban militants, while a Pakistani Air Force strike killed an additional 17. The Pakistani…

Weekend Roundup 7/15

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The U.N peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous announced that peacekeeping troops in the Congo will deploy unarmed drones, a first for the international organization.…

Interview: Heather Layton and Brian Bailey

Heather Layton and Brian Bailey are activists, artists, and social interventionists based in Rochester, New York. Their exhibition Home Drone, at the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was a critically acclaimed exploration of what they considered the…