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‘Autonomous ‘killer robots’ could soon replace drones’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
‘Autonomous ‘killer robots’ could soon replace drones’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams

What was science fiction a couple of decades ago is now everyday reality. But it’s not only computers and smartphones — the progress has brought us new war machines — unmanned drones striking from the skies are no surprise for anyone today. But what has the progress of warfare prepared for us in the coming years?

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Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You

Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Military with 0 Comments
Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You

Public institutions in six states have been selected to test commercial drones as part of a Federal Aviation Administration plan to integrate thousands of commercial drones into U.S. airspace, the agency announced Monday. These testing sites will be run by publicly funded entities, including the University of Alaska, State of Nevada, New York’s Griffiss International Airport, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, and Virginia Tech.

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I Worked On The US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
I Worked On The US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

What the public needs to understand is that the video provided by a drone is a far cry from clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with limited clouds and perfect light. This makes it incredibly difficult for the best analysts to identify if someone has weapons for sure. One example comes to mind: “The feed is so pixelated, what if it’s a shovel, and not a weapon?” I felt this confusion constantly, as did my fellow UAV analysts. We always wonder if we killed the right people, if we endangered the wrong people, if we destroyed an innocent civilian’s life all because of a bad image or angle.

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New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama’s desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it. Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification. New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014.

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US Sends Hellfire Missiles, Drones To Iraq To Fight Al-Qaeda

Posted by on December 26, 2013 in Military with 1 Comment
US Sends Hellfire Missiles, Drones To Iraq To Fight Al-Qaeda

The US sent 75 Hellfire missiles to the Iraqi government last week, to help deal with increasing extremist violence that has led to the deaths of more than 8,000 Iraqis this year. The US will also send 10 ScanEagle reconnaissance drones, which will be used to locate targets for Iraqi security forces to attack. Meanwhile, three US Court of Appeals judges ruled on Tuesday that detainees at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan have no right to habeas corpus, saying constitutional rights are impractical in a war zone. RT’s Sam Sacks takes a closer look at what’s happening in these two military hot spots.

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What If A Drone Strike Hit An American Wedding?

Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
What If A Drone Strike Hit An American Wedding?

A drone strike in Yemen mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy last week, after intelligence reports said the vehicles contained Al-Qaeda militants. The attack killed more than a dozen people and injured 22 others, nine of whom are in critical condition.

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Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases

Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases

LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI| Mashable |Dec 16th 2013 If you look closely enough on Google or Bing Maps, some places are blanked out, hidden from public view. Many of those places disguise secret or sensitive American military facilities. The United States military has a foothold in every corner of the world, with military bases on every continent. It’s not […]

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Drone Strike Kills 15 Wedding-Goers Instead Of Al-Qaeda Convoy In Yemen

Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Drone Strike Kills 15 Wedding-Goers Instead Of Al-Qaeda Convoy In Yemen

Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. READ MORE: Drone strike kills 15 ‘wedding party-goers’ in Yemen

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Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Military, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick talk about their mini-series “The Untold History of the United States.” The two also address the latest news about NSA surveillance, drones, and Wall Street greed. And Oliver Stone explains why he feels like a dissident against the US empire.

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Thousands Block NATO Convoy Route To Protest US Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Military with 0 Comments
Thousands Block NATO Convoy Route To Protest US Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Thousands of demonstrators protesting US drone strikes in Pakistan blocked a main road Saturday in the Peshawar province used to transport NATO supplies to and from Afghanistan. The protestors vowed to continue stopping NATO supply trucks unless the attacks stopped.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a public interest technology watchdog group, is maintaining an extensive database on NSA surveillance that it is making available for public research. The site includes NSA primary sources, information on key officials and agencies involved in the creation and perpetuation of NSA surveillance, legality authorizations, a surveillance timeline, and much, much more.

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In Congressional Briefing, Yemeni Delegation Describe the Terror Drones Bring to Their Communities

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
In Congressional Briefing, Yemeni Delegation Describe the Terror Drones Bring to Their Communities

A Yemeni delegation of family members of drone strike victims and human rights activists brought their story directly to member of Congress. At a congressional briefing, one Yemeni man described how his brother-in-law, an outspoken critic of Al Qaeda, was killed in a U.S. drone attack. The group is calling for an end to drone strikes in Yemen, and increased transparency and accountability in the drone campaign. RT Correspondent Liz Wahl brings you their story and the reaction on Capitol Hill. READ MORE: In Congressional Briefing, Yemeni Delegation Describe Terror Drones Bring to Their Communities

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Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Journalist Chris Hedges was present in the federal courtroom for the sentencing of hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. His crime: revealing to the people of the United States the truth about their government’s collaboration with the corporate elite toward the goal of replacing democracy with elite capitalist tyranny.

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How America Lost Its Mind, with Oliver Stone

Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
How America Lost Its Mind, with Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone talks about how terrorism has caused hysteria and military panic for the last hundred years, and what has gone wrong in America. The Department of Homeland Security and propaganda of the power structure is examined, as well as whistleblowers and Obama’s messianic trappings in this clip from the full Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone and Tyrel Ventura.
Watch the full episode here: JFK and the Untold History of Oliver Stone

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Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military’s Experiments with Climatic Warfare

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Weather Warfare: Beware the US Military’s Experiments with Climatic Warfare

Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. The US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns. The technology, which is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative – ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems around the world.

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