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The Drone Issue

In response to the attacks of 9/11 drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, UASs) became a key component in the US covert “war on terror”. Sent mostly to surveil “terrorist activity” in the middle East, south Asia and Africa, more and more weaponized drones have been deployed, killing an estimated 2500-3500 people to date. Those […]

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It is time to stop our killing to stop the killing.

It has been one month since the Boston Marathon bombing. United for Peace and Justice is deeply saddened by the attack and hope that the families and victims are finding some healing and peace. UFPJ stands in solidarity with them and all victims of political violence and war around the world. UFPJ strongly condemns this […]

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Drone Summit: April 28-29, 2012

Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control April 28-29, 2012 – Washington, DC The peace group CODEPINK and the legal advocacy organizations Reprieve and the Center for Constitutional Rights are hosting the first international drone summit. On Saturday, April 28, we are bringing together human rights advocates, robotics technology experts, lawyers, journalists and activists for a […]

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Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

Originally posted on WashingtonPost.org. Full posting can be found here by Peter Finn AUSTIN – The suspect’s house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache […]

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