Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique cordially invite you to join us at our next Cafe Diplo on Monday 10th February 2014.
Sabine McNeill has forwarded news of this talk: “Drone Technology – A Cause for Concern?” with Chris Cole, which begins at 6.45pm and ends around 8.30pm giving plenty of time for questions and discussion. Wine and soft drinks will be on sale. Arrive 15 minutes beforehand so that you can settle in with a glass of wine or fruit juice.
The issue of the use of armed unmanned vehicles drifts in and out of the news cycle as individuals are targeted and eliminated in areas of conflict under the mantle of the War on Terror. A number of civilians have also become victims of the snipers in the sky. Chris Cole, speaks and campaigns widely on behalf of Drone Wars UK of which he is Director. They aim to be a source of information on the growing use of armed drones and particularly of British drones in use in Afghanistan since 2007. He examines some of the moral, strategic and legal questions engendered by a growing deployment.
The Cafe is at our usual venue at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ (above). The nearest tube station is Farringdon – the station has recently been re-built and after you emerge from either of the two exits you head up the hill into Cowcross Street. On the right hand side you pass the “Four Compasses” Pub and about 50 metres further on you will see some iron gates with a small Cafe Diplo sign. Inside the gate you will find the reception area. Entrance fee: £3 (£2 for concessions). Tickets on the door.
Further details on our new Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique website where you can see the future programme of events. Please note the new website address – http://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk