March 2014 archive

Mary Ellen O’Connell on Drones and Cyber Weapons Under Law and Morality

Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke at Le Moyne College on Wednesday Evening. Her Topic was: Drones, Cyber Weapons and Autonomous Robots, Law and Morality.

Recording by Judy Bello, 3/26/14

My Flip ran out of juice just at the end of the talk, so I made an audio recording of the Q&A on my phone. Unfortunately …

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A New Bermuda Triangle?

It looks like they are finally giving up on the Malaysian plane that disappeared once and for all.    There seems to be a consensus that the plane, for whatever reason, fell into the India Ocean.  And, it’s unlikely that the wreckage will be found.   And, if it is found, it will most likely be too …

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Al Sissi Rising

In today’s Washington Post the headline refers to General al Sissi’s “dizzying rise to the pinnacle”.  :  Egyptian courts have just sentenced more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for participating in demonstrations.    But, no problem.  Actions by the judiciary, we are told, are not related to the executive or the military dictator …

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Flying Kites on Nao Roz

On Saturday Rochester Upstate Activists came out in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, UK Fly Kites Not Drones campaign to celebrate Nao Roz, the Afghan New Year,  by flying kites at a local park near a busy highway. It was 35 degrees under a steel grey sky, with 20 …

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Fly Kites Not Drones

Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers and Rochester Against War invite you to celebrate Nowruz, the Afghan New Year, with Kite Flying.  

Please join us:

Cobbs Hill Park

Saturday, March 22,

1:00 – 3:00 PM (by Lake Riley on Culver Road  across from the Armory)

Bring your own Kite

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FOR Hosts Panel Discussion on Drone Wars

On Friday, I participated in an Internet discussion on America’s Drone Wars hosted by Fellowship of Reconciliation on Vonvo.com, last week.   Vonvo combines live images of the speakers with a chat box for comments and questions.   Lela Zand moderated  Noor Mir of CodePink, Nick Mottern of Know Drones and myself  in a very …

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