Posts tagged Drones
Posts tagged Drones
If Imal were a white American kid, this tragedy would not have befallen his father. Which American would allow any U.S. citizen to be killed by foreign drones?
We would all want to know everything about the possible effects of a drone strategy on our children, especially if our country was the most drone-bombed country in the world, like Afghanistan is.
A Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s ‘Naming the Dead’ report says that fewer than 4% of the people killed by drone attacks in Pakistan have been identified by available records as named members of Al Qaeda. If this is true for drone attack victims in Afghanistan too, then 96% of drone victims in Afghanistan have been innocent civilians like Imal’s father.
In another Bureau of Investigative Journalism report, ‘Tracking drone strikes in Afghanistan’, (July, 2014), the Bureau states that “nobody systematically publishes insurgent and civilian deaths from drones on a strike-by-strike basis. Neither the US nor UK authorities publishes data on the casualties of their drone operations.” So, we are unable to find out for Imal’s mother if it were a U.S./UK drone that killed her husband, and who the drone operator was.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones
Tom got his start filming the police after an encounter where he witnessed serious brutality and the Torrence Police destroyed his recording.
Arrested countless times for filming since that incident, he has not let it slow him down one bit. Infact, it has caused him to up his game even harder, purchasing a DJI Phantom 2 Drone fully equipped with a 14MP camera with 1080p HD video capability- thanks to a settlement from the Hawthorne PD.
The portrait entitled “Collateral Victims” the name inspired from the US military footage “Collateral Murder“, leaked by Chelsea Manning. The video first appeared on twitter on the 4 year anniversary of the release of the now famous Collateral Murder video.
US drone strike reports wildly inaccurate
The piece was installed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, close to Pakistan’s northwest border with Afghanistan, by an art collective that includes Pakistanis, Americans and others associated with the French artist JR.
The collective says it produced the work in the hope that U.S. drone operators will see the human face of their victims in a region that has been the target of frequent strikes.
By Iris, 8yrs old