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Films: Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

by staff writer for Before It’s News:

In “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars”, the eighth full-length feature documentary from Brave New Foundation, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life. 

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The Koch Billions’ Toxic Effect on American Democracy

post by staff writer on Before It’s News:  

Last week we talked about how Republicans were unleashing a barrage of attack ads against weak conservative Democrats, like John Barrow, for voting with Republicans. Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans to cut Social Security benefits for retired people are now being bombarded with ads– that are true, regardless of the disingenuous source– pointing out that they are the enemies of working people. That's what Blue Dogs and New Dems like John Barrow– he's both– deserve anyway.


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Too Scared to go Outside

by Alexander Reed Kelly for TruthDig:

One year ago, a 67-year-old Pakistani woman was killed allegedly in a U.S. drone attack while picking vegetables with her grandchildren. President Obama has never acknowledged her death or that of any other alleged drone victim in Pakistan. This week, her son and two of her grandchildren traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify before members of Congress. 

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Drone War Crimes

posted on Political Film Blog:

Since 2004 drone strikes have killed 2,379 human beings. Of those thousands killed, only 12% could be positively identified as “militants”. Drone strike victims are overwhelmingly innocent civilians. 

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America’s Drones Are Still Killing Scores of Innocents

by blog on AlterNet

Mamana Bibi was a 67-year-old Pakistani grandmother and midwife, killed by a U.S. drone strike on October 24, 2012. One year ago, the family of Mamana Bibi came to Washington,, D.C., to share their sad story with Members of Congress.

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This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing

posted on 

Kilee Lowe was sitting in a park when cops picked her up and booked her into jail overnight.

After she got out the next morning, she returned to the park. The same officer who had thrown her into a cell not twenty-four hours before booked her again. It was back to jail for Kilee.

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The Truth About the War of Drones

by Joyce Gonzoles Perez for 80 Grados:

About 98% of people who have died from so-called "drone attacks" are not civilian "targets" or high-value targets, but harmless. This is one of the data revealing documentary follows Unmanned: America Drone Wars (2013), which investigates the impact of these drone attacks, but are operated remotely by operators. The audiovisual project questions the foreign policy of the United States, through interviews ranging from the testimony of a drone operator and arguments of military officers, to the experiences of families of the victims and analysis of investigative journalists. - See more at:

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Leadership Starts with Us

by JSegal Daily Kos:

When the people lead the leaders will follow! Don't wait for a savior or organization to spring up and lead you.

People must organize ourselves, and unite for the greater good of the nation and in fact our world. WE are not alone!~ But we must start alone by ourselves where we are.

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Organizations to Congress: Quit Playing Politics and Deal to Prevent Iran War

posted Press Release from NIAC (National Iranian American Council) for Payvand Iran News

Washington, DC - The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) was one of 37 organizations to send a letter to Congress today regarding the roles of Congress and the President in sealing a nuclear deal with Iran. The letter was prompted when certain lawmakers reacted harshly to a New York Times report that, if there is a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House plans to initially use executive action to temporarily suspend certain sanctions.

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