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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:05 PM

Living Under Drones -- Chilling First-Hand Testimony of Escalating Drone Attacks by the US

http://www.alternet.org/world/living-under-drones-chilling-first-hand-testimony-escalating-drone-attacks-us?akid=9470.277129.6FKVsy&rd=1&src=newsletter719169&t=17

Brave New Foundation has the honor of releasing a new video this weekto accompany a seminal report by human rights law experts at Stanford and New York University law schools. The report, entitled Living Under Drones presents chilling first-hand testimony from Pakistani civilians on the humanitarian and security costs of escalating drone attacks by the United States. The report uncovers civilian deaths, and shocking psychological and social damage to whole families and communities where people are literally scared to leave their homes because of drones flying overhead 24 hours a day.


This report continues to call into question the U.S. strategy of drone strikes, and presents evidence of profound humanitarian consequences as well as concerns that the strikes actually may have adverse security impacts by fomenting anger against the U.S.

The report is based on nine months of research, including two investigations in Pakistan. The Stanford-NYU research team interviewed over 130 individuals, including civilians who traveled out of the largely inaccessible region of North Waziristan to meet with the researchers. They also interviewed medical doctors who treated strike victims, and humanitarian and journalist professionals who worked in drone impacted areas.

Brave New Foundation is committed to shedding light on the true impact of U.S. drones, and with this video we hope to help share the voices from the other side of the globe of those most impacted by the policies of our government. Our campaign War Costs has a coming full-length film exposing the truth about drones, and additionally we are working on a number of shorter videos. We are traveling soon to Pakistan ourselves to collect more stories.

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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. our fearless leaders creating more enemies to justify the military budget nt

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