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…

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…

The Forever War is Always Hungry

By Steven Tran-Creque Whenever someone mentions sovereignty, it’s pretty easy to come away with the impression that all that’s at stake is the law: questions of territory, jurisdiction, violations of airspace, and so on. Consider, for example:   Two months…