23 Sep 2019

Government Moves To Block Alleged Drone Whistleblower’s Defense In Espionage Act Case

The Espionage Act prosecution of alleged drone whistleblower Daniel Hale raises the specter of additional people being targeted by the law.

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09 May 2019

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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13 Sep 2018

In City That Once Banned Drones, Evanston Police Crafted A Secret Drone Policy

Evanston police quietly maintained an unreleased internal policy regarding the use of drones, according to a document obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs. The document [PDF], entitled “Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations” and dated July 25, 2018, lays out departmental guidelines for the use of drones. It is included in the

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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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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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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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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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