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 it isn’t as loud as I […]

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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 late to retrieve any information […]

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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 of the country.   So, al […]

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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           or fly one of ours! The Afghan Peace Volunteers are calling for […]

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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 interesting discussion about the connections […]

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