On Tuesday, November 26, I was at Beale Air Force Base when four more people were arrested while nonviolently protesting drone warfare. Flora Rogers, Mike Kerr, MacGregor Eddy, and Shirley Osgood (with whom I was arrested at Beale in October 2012) were attempting to deliver a letter to Colonel Phillip A. 352 more words
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Just in case military drone strikes weren’t scary enough, now the Navy has demonstrated that it can launch aerial drones from a submerged submarine.
Powered by an electric fuel cell, the eXperimental Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial System (XFC UAS) was launched from the torpedo tube of the USS Providence earlier this year. 114 more words
The US military has suspended all cargo shipments out of Afghanistan due to a non-violent blockade imposed by activists protesting the US drone program in neighboring Pakistan.
For those of us who grew up in the 1950s, the human jetpack was always just beyond the horizon. Fast-forward 60 years, and now it’s a fleet of Amazon drones that’s going to deliver the goods 30 minutes after you click on the “buy” button. 243 more words
When a man shot up a Sikh temple in Wisconsin last year, Barack Obama announced how “deeply saddened” he was that such an attack “took place at a house of worship.” His Republican challenger for the presidency, Mitt Romney, likewise expressed his disgusted at “a senseless act of violence . 258 more words