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The shameful arrest of a peaceful protester opposing drone strikes

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Green Majority Radio

2015 in review

December 25, 2015
| We review a bunch of top 2015 news items (not just environmental stories) and draw conclusions about where the world is going as we reach the end of another year.
Length: 59:20 minutes (54.33 MB)
face2face

Tonje Hessen Schei and Brandon Bryant on drones, whistleblowing and justice

November 17, 2015
| Join in as we talk about Tonje's new important film "Drone," truth, Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and how it's been misunderstood, the greater good, freedom, choice and responsibility.
Length: 32:57 minutes (37.73 MB)
WINGS

Women and War in a complex region -- Pakistan-Afghanistan

November 8, 2015
| An interview with Nafisa Hoodbhoy, author of Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey Through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy.
Length: 29:11 minutes (40.08 MB)
Aw@l

Accessing information to demilitarize McGill

March 28, 2015
| A chat with Rachel from Demilitarize McGill focusing on the group's efforts to reveal weapons research contracts involving McGill profs.
Length: 21:47 minutes (29.92 MB)
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Obama’s new normal: drone strikes

There has been yet another violent attack with mass casualties. This was not the act of a lone gunman, or of an armed student rampaging through a school. It was a group of families en route to a wedding that was killed. The town was called Radda -- not in Colorado, not in Connecticut, but in Yemen. The weapon was not an easy-to-obtain semiautomatic weapon, but missiles fired from U.S. drones. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 17 people were killed, mostly civilians. The London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has consistently tracked U.S. drone attacks, recently releasing a report on the six months following President Barack Obama’s major address on drone warfare before the National Defense University (NDU) last May.

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Taking liberties: Santa Claus rejects NORAD escort, may be placed on no-fly list

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In a little-noticed news release from the North Pole, a jolly senior citizen has asked that his image not be co-opted this holiday season by the Canadian War Department and NORAD. In addition, the gentleman, who identified himself as Santa Claus, also refused the militarized escort that NORAD said would be tracking his annual flight around the world.

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MQ-1 Predator Drone launching a Hellfire missile.
| December 2, 2013
Missy Cummings in the U.S. Navy
| November 28, 2013
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Resistance to Obama's drone wars is growing

Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: hyperion327

"I wasn't scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, 'Will I be next?'" That is the question asked by 8-year-old Nabila Rehman, from northwest Pakistan. She was injured in a drone attack a year ago, in her small village of Ghundi Kala. She saw her grandmother, Mamana Bibi, blown to pieces in the strike. Her brother Zubair also was injured. Their case has become the latest to draw attention to the controversial targeted killing program that has become central to President Barack Obama's foreign policy and global war-making.

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