Tag Archives: United Nations

Lest we forget: the killing continues – friendly and unfriendly fire

VOA, part of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the government funded agency that oversees all non-military, U.S. international broadcasting, reported on 7th June that the United Nations is demanding an immediate end to indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian … Continue reading

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Should we focus on autonomous weapons or the human agencies directing them?

A member of Scientists for Global Responsibility has drawn attention to a report by Peter Burt: Off the Leash: The Development of Autonomous Military Drones in the UK. In a Guardian article*, Jamie Doward points out that though the government insists … Continue reading

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Under Corbyn, Britain would reject friends like the current American and Saudi governments – and agree with a US ‘hawk’

. As a man is known by the company he keeps (Aesop?) so is a country. We quietly go about our lives as our special friends in the American and Saudi governments order the slaughter of people in Yemen. Washington … Continue reading

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U.S. drone strike has killed nine more people in northwest Pakistan

Yesterday, Reuters reported that security officials said a U.S. drone strike killed nine people in northwest Pakistan. The strike, on a compound near the Afghan border in the North Waziristan region late on Friday, was the first U.S. drone attack … Continue reading

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