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Drones

Out of control

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Obama told he 'fuels terror'

Malala Yousafzai takes US President to task over drone strikes

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Drones - what's not to like?

Harry Rogers is provoked by The Moral Maze

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Jeremy Scahill, Dirty Wars: The World as a Battlefield

Serpent's Tail, 2013; 688pp; £15.99

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Bradley Jay Strawser (ed), Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

OUP USA, 2013; 304pp; £32.50

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Drones defied

On 4 June, six Christian peace activists were held overnight after breaking into the British drones base, RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, and planting a peace garden.