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Drones

Prison for Mary Anne

On 10 July, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison for violating an order of protection taken out by US mission support group commander colonel Earl E

Ann Rogers and John Hill, Unmanned: Drone Warfare and Global Security

Pluto Press, 2014; 192pp; £16

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A surge of outrage against US drone wars

43 protesters arrested at spy HQ and air force bases in the US

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43 protesters arrested at spy HQ and air force bases in the US

Anti-drone activism

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Ben Hayes, Chris Jones and Eric Topfer: Eurodrones Inc.

Transnational Institute and Statewatch, 2014;86pp; free for download at tinyurl.com/eurodrones

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Fun not fear

Over 30 UK groups held kite-flying actions on the spring equinox, celebrating Nowruz, the Afghan New Year, and protesting against the use of drones over Afghanistan. The international project was organised by Voice for Creative Nonviolence UK, inspired by the Afghan Peace Volunteers.

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Mounting calls to end drone secrecy

Action by the European parliament and the UN

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Drones round-up

Recent strikes and new developments

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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.

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‘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

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