CEO Compares Drone Killings to Martians & Cannibalism

Drawing by the Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa for the novel The War of the Worlds, showing a Martian fighting-machine battling with the warship Thunder Child. painting (1906): 
Henrique Alvim Correa

Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned Machines by Cora Currier for ProPublica “I have some d-word difficulty,” said Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade group for makers and enthusiasts of […]

When a Bomb Strikes in Syria: Reporter Films on the Ground Experience

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FRONTLINE | The Bombing of al-Bara | PBS by PBS [Warning: Graphic violence] On Oct. 28, 2012, while FRONTLINE’s Olly Lambert was filming an interview with a Syrian rebel leader in the village of al-Bara, a regime airstrike […]

How Much Money Did U.S. Waste in Iraq Reconstruction?

Marine Corps HMMWVs of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3), roll through Hadithah, Iraq, during a vehicle patrol. 1st Battalion, 3d Marines is deployed with Regimental Combat Team 2, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. photo: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Stephen M. Kwietniak (Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. official says government wasted $6-8 billion in Iraq reconstruction The special inspector general for Iraq tallies the loss of U.S. taxpayer funds at more than 11 percent of the billions spent by Zach Toombs for iWatch News […]

The Revolution from North Africa to the Middle East


by Yuri Kozyrev for NOOR Updated version with work from Libya added at the end. Call it the Jasmine Revolution, the Arab Spring or the Facebook Revolution, there’s a powerful Sirocco blowing across North Africa and the Middle […]

Argentina’s “Death Flights” Investigated in New Documentary


Destino Final by Giancarlo Ceraudo from NOOR on Vimeo. “Destino Final” is a photographic and investigative journalistic that uncovers the crimes committed by the armed forces during the Argentinean dictatorship. Through painstaking research and human rights investigation “Destino […]