Drones

De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez: Episode 1- Drones Don’t Kill People, Governments Do

“A Brief History of COINTELPRO and “Targeted Killings” in the United States” with Larry Pinkney On this first edition of De-manufacturing Consent, Guillermo welcomes former political prisoner, activist, writer, and veteran of the original Black Panther Party, Larry Pinkney, to the program.  Guillermo and Larry, himself a victim of the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, discuss [...]

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UN Arms Trade Treaty’s Deadly Loophole

Foundation fellows and diplomats have lauded the overwhelming approval of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing it as a means to obstruct the illicit arms flow to warlords, pirates, terrorists, criminals and the like. Many who have critically monitored the situation in [...]

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Obama’s Expanding Kill List

“Expect no help from “progressives,” who believe in Obama more than they believe in liberty.” Prosecutors always expand laws far beyond their intent. Attorneys in civil cases do the same. For example, the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed in order to make it easier for the government to convict members of [...]

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Whitewashing Extrajudicial Killing

Brennan’s a War Criminal Multiple Times Over Extrajudicial killing is official US policy. Doing so violates fundamental international, constitutional, and US statute laws. Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 56

America’s Militarization of Africa Last week it was announced that the US was establishing a drone base in Niger, while France continues its war in neighboring Mali. What is the West doing in Africa? To answer that, it would help to look at the role of the West in the past few decades across the [...]

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Obama Prioritizes Targeted Killings

Brennan Belongs in Prison, Not High Office A previous article said Obama decided who lives or dies. His kill list chooses targets. He designated himself judge, jury and executioner. He chose John Brennan as new CIA director. He’s currently Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. He’s Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor. He heads [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 55

Rhetoric vs. Reality in Obama’s Terror War Following upon last week’s discussion of drone warfare, this week’s episode places drone war in the context of the “war on terror,” or what the Obama administration has come to call “Overseas Contingency Operations.” How and why did drone warfare become so popular under Obama, what other policies [...]

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 54

Introduction to the Drone Wars Flying killer robots in the skies, operated out of a base in Florida, kill thousands of innocent people in countries all over the world. It sounds like science fiction, but unfortunately, this is a reality in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and even the Philippines. It began [...]

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