Category Archives: drones

Google abandons three projects which could ’cause harm’

In June, Mark Bridge reported that Google software engineers refused to work on a security feature to isolate and protect Pentagon data, because of moral concerns about the company helping the US to wage war. A dozen employees resigned in … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Defence 2: Watchkeeper drone – delays, escalating costs and test flight crashes

The BBC reported on 20th July that the MoD’s Watchkeeper programme, which aims to provide the Army with a surveillance drone, designed to provide “vital intelligence gathering and surveillance for the British Army”, has faced a series of major setbacks … Continue reading

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Medact research and report into the health impact of armed drones

News of this 2013 report is being reported now for those who – like the writer – missed it at the time. As this site was set up in 2014, there is no reference to this significant work apart from … Continue reading

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Military historian: drone strikes seen as ‘pred porn’.

Sir Max Hastings has been called the leading voice in the anti-war sentiment: “(War) can cost an enormous number of lives and a lot of those people haven’t been killed by al-Qaeda or the Taliban but by our bombs and … Continue reading

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Media analysts Hitchens, Cockburn and Jenkins speak out against inhumane and counterproductive drone strikes

Peter Hitchens asks: “ How does David Cameron square his liberal opposition to the death penalty with executing people without trial in the middle of someone else’s desert? Patrick Cockburn wryly comments in the Independent that stupid and arrogant political … Continue reading

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‘Keeping our communities safe and reassured’ whilst Yemenis and Pakistanis live in fear

In a sane, humane world, the headline would be 19 arrests for executing civilians without trial. But Pupul Chatterjee (@pupulchatterjee) shares the news from the Staffordshire Police that 19 people have been arrested at the UAV Engines factory in Shenstone, … Continue reading

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A new form of drone warfare on the horizon?

The Japan Times reports that Yasuo Yamamoto, from Obama in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, walked into the Fukui Prefectural Police office on Friday evening and said that he had landed a drone on the rooftop of the prime minister’s office to … Continue reading

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