By John Laurits / JohnLaurits.comJan 16, 2018
Americans have been complaining a lot about aid cuts to the nation's needy and the lack of health care. Don't they understand how much it costs to keep using drones to blow up weddings in Yemen? Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Amy Uyematsu / TruthdigFeb 3, 2016
Amy Uyematsu's poem, inspired by Juan Felipe Herrera's “Fuzzy Equations," is a powerful litany of expressions that get to the heart of our modern age. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Marjorie Cohn / TruthdigSep 2, 2015
In a troubling and unprecedented action, North Dakota has legalized police use of drones carrying “less than lethal” weapons. Warrants? None needed. Other states could follow unless laws are written to stop this chilling threat. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigApr 30, 2015
The tragic deaths last January, just now being revealed, of two Western hostages in drone strikes on a relatively empty housing complex in northern Pakistan underlines that the Obama administration is killing people from the air without knowing who they are and is killing significant numbers of innocent civilians. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 29, 2015
Jill McDonough's poem drives home the idea that when it comes to the many lives taken in our ongoing drone wars, "On the screen or on the ground, death observed is still death." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Thor Benson / TruthdigFeb 23, 2015
With the proliferation of technology allowing law enforcement agencies to observe people through walls, we may be entering an era where the word “transparency” takes on a new meaning.With the proliferation of technology allowing police to observe people through walls, we may be entering an era where the word “transparency” takes on a new meaning. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigApr 25, 2013
As Congress considers whether to increase funding for border drones, a report released Wednesday found the technology to be "an inefficient, costly and absurd approach to border security and homeland security." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigSep 6, 2012
Ten civilians were slain in Yemen over the weekend by the Obama administration’s unmanned drones, weapons that have killed 29 people in a little over a week and nearly 200 this year. But you won’t hear about them or the government’s unofficial war in Yemen at the Democratic National Convention this week. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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