Photo by Defence Images on Flickr
12 Dec 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Institutionalizing Assassination Complex For Any President To Play Judge, Jury, And Executioner

As President Barack Obama’s administration comes closer to an end, the number of civilians killed by United States drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen is at least 500, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Nearly all of the drone strikes were a part of the

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Heather, former drone imagery analyst, wrestles with whether speaking out is worth it in "National Bird" (Credit to Ten Forward Films)
17 Nov 2016

Film Review: ‘National Bird’ Confronts Perils Of Becoming Drone Whistleblower

President Barack Obama’s administration institutionalized a drone program that involves a targeted assassination policy for individuals put on kill lists. It not only devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in countries, like Afghanistan, but it traumatizes the military officers, who are part of the system which makes

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President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by the White House on Flickr.
14 Nov 2016

The Complicity Of Obama, Democrats Set Stage For Dangerous Trump Presidency

President Barack Obama expanded and institutionalized several powers, especially related to national security, which will make it easier for Trump to impose his authority.

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Anohni (Photo by Juan Bendana)
09 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Crisis’ by Anohni

Anohni confronts the inhumanity and destruction of drone warfare on her new album, “Hopelessness.”

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Jeremy Scahill speaking at Chatham House. (Photo by Chatham House on Flickr)
06 May 2016

Jeremy Scahill Outlines How Obama Made Assassination Formal US Policy

Kevin Gosztola talks to Jeremy Scahill about his new book based on the “Drone Papers,” including top secret documents on the expanded use of assassinations.

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The Assassination Complex by Jeremy Scahill. Graphic from the Intercept
05 May 2016

WATCH: Jeremy Scahill Discusses ‘The Assassination Complex’

Kevin Gosztola and The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill discuss The Assassination Complex, a collection of reporting on the US secret assassination policy.

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File: A General Atomics MQ-1A Predator drone. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Air Force)
08 Mar 2016

Obama Administration To Justify Drone Strikes With Casualty Counts

The Obama administration intended to create the perception that it would disclose numbers, thereby diminishing concerns about human rights violations.

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Bernie Sanders speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center at a July 18, 2015 rally in front of a large audience and the U.S. and Arizona state flags. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)
13 Feb 2016

Despite Anti-War Claims, Sanders Endorses President Obama’s Foreign Policy

Appearing on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation,’ Sanders praised Obama’s expansive military policy while condemning Clinton for her support of foreign wars.

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File: A General Atomics MQ-1A Predator drone. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Air Force)
19 Nov 2015

‘You Can’t Buy My Soul’: Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out

Four former drone operators spoke out about their experiences piloting and killing, including children, with America’s lethal fleet of drones.

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Drone whistleblower Brandon Bryant (Lucas Wirl on Flickr)
20 Oct 2015

Air Force Office Tells Drone Whistleblower’s Mom She Is On ISIS ‘Hit List’

The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations sent officers to the home of the mother of a drone whistleblower to inform her she was on an Islamic State “hit list.” The officers indicated her information was compromised in the Office of Personnel Management hack, however, the drone whistleblower’s

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