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UK launches 496 Afghan drone strikes

RAF pilots have conducted at least 496 drone strikes in Afghanistan since 2006, including 39 previously undisclosed strikes made using US drones.


‘Ground the drones’, protesters tell Cameron and Hollande

On 31 January, four intrepid individuals from Oxford CND braved continuous rain to hold up banners outside the main gate of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, calling for an end to drone warfare


Out of control

’Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity’ (Tacitus).


US anti-drones protesters acquitted!

At the end of October, five Christian peace activists were acquitted of ‘disorderly conduct’ at a trial in Dewitt, New York state, USA.


Kafka in droneland

The UK information tribunal has ruled that the government is entitled to continue witholding even the most basic information about Britain’s use of drones in Afghanistan on ‘security’ grounds.


Drones spread their deadly wings

Military technology company QinetiQ has signed a contract to use Llanbedr, near Harlech, Gwynedd, for testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’.

The Waddington Six take the stand for law and order

Heavy-hearted judge imposes minimum sentence on anti-drone activists


Obama told he 'fuels terror'

Malala Yousafzai takes US President to task over drone strikes


Drones - what's not to like?

Harry Rogers is provoked by The Moral Maze


Jeremy Scahill, Dirty Wars: The World as a Battlefield

Serpent's Tail, 2013; 688pp; £15.99