Group in Charlottesville Protests ‘Illegal Drone Killings’
For NBC 29 (Charlottesville, NC).
A group in Charlottesville is trying to spread the word about what it calls "illegal drone killings.” The small group protested Friday night on the downtown mall.Read more
OPED: Obama meets with drone makers during drone victims’ testimony
By Ken Hanly for Digital Journal.
While Rafiq ur Rehman, his daughter and son, gave testimony about the drone attack that killed his mother and injured the two children, Obama was busy at a meeting that included CEO's of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman both of whom make drones.
Children tell horror of U.S. drone strike
By Amy Goodman for the Spokesman-Review.
“I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, ‘Will I be next?’ ”
A US drone strike may have killed a Pakistani Taliban Chief. What Now?
by Hamna Zubair for Salon.com.
Reports suggest that Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike overnight. This news comes on the heels of the congressional hearing on drones that saw Pakistani school teacher Rafiq ur Rehman and his family travel to the United States to talk about how drone strikes had killed one of their family members and injured several others.Read more
Pakistan Taliban leader killed in drone strike?
A US drone strike on a vehicle in Danday Darpa Khel village near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal agency, is reported to have killed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Hakimullah Mehsud Nov. 1. At least six others were also killed in the attack, including two militant commanders, identified as Tariq Mehsud and Abdullah. Locals are still trying to retrieve the dead and injured from the wreckage, and it is not yet confirmed that Hakimullah Mehsud was in the vehicle. Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called the attack an attempt to sabotage the government's plan to hold talks with the TTP. It was the second drone attack since Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif's visit to the US last week, when he demanded President Barack Obama to stop the attacks. (The News, Pakistan, Nov. 1; Reuters, Oct. 24)Read more
VIDEO: Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett speaks with the Rehman family about living under drones
On Monday, October 28th 2013 Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett sat down with the Rehman family to talk about the drone strike that killed Rafiq ur Rehman's mother the previous October. Watch the full interview below.
AUDIO: The Agenda's Ari Rabin-Havt interviews the Rehman family on Sirius XM Radio
On Friday, November 1st 2013 The Agenda's Ari Rabin-Havt sat down with the Rehman family to discuss their message to Congress and what life is like living under drones. Listen to experts from the interview below.
The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars
By Amy Goodman with Dennis Moynahan for Democracy Now.
“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 9-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.Read more
Secret Mind Games Behind Drone Wars
By Dr. Raj Persaud and Dr. Peter Bruggen for the Huffington Post.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper recently reported how 13-year-old Zubair Rehman's testimony at a congressional briefing, in describing how a US drone missile strike killed his grandmother in Pakistan, moved a translator to tears.Read more
Drone Victims Tell Empty US House Their Story; Is America Listening?
By Rania Khalek for Truthout.org.
"We do not kill our cattle the way the US is killing humans in Waziristan with drones." - Rafiq ur RehmanRead more