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Reports: 27 Dead in Conn. Elementary School Shooting
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press, 27 have been killed, including 18 children, at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. According to AP , 27 have been killed, including 18 chi ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesters Found Guilty
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Thirteen protesters found guilt of trespassing for drone protest. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that 13 people were found guilty of trespassing yesterday in DeWitt, N ...

DRONE WATCH: House Hearing on Drones
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on drone killings. Joshua Hersh reports on Huffington Post that the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on the use o ...

DRONE WATCH: High-Tech Killing
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 6:36pm | Type: Blog

High-tech killing by drones and violations of international law. University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell writes in Peace Policy  of the “high-tec ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Lead to Hatred in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 6:36pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan lead to hatred of the US. Qanta Ahmed, Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion and Associate Professor of Medicine, State Universit ...

In Afghanistan, A Call for Peace
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

We call upon the United Nations to negotiate an immediate cease-fire to the war in Afghanistan, and to start talks aimed at ending the war and beginning the long road to healing and recovery. ...

Bishop Walter Sullivan, A Passion for Peace
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Bishop Walter Sullivan dies at age 84. Bishop Walter Sullivan, former head of the Catholic diocese of Richmond, Virginia, has died at the age of 84. In the movement against nuc ...

DRONE WATCH: Loan-a-Drone
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

Federal agencies are loaning drones to local law enforcement. While most news of drones is their use abroad by the U.S. military and CIA, they are also increasingly used for surve ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Crashes Increasing
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

An increasing number of drones are crashing at civilian airports. Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of U.S. drones crashing  at civilian airports. ...

DRONE WATCH: The Year of the Drone
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

Air Force reports 447 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year. Most drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are eventually reported. Not so in Afghanistan. Since they are part of an on ...

DRONE WATCH: Deaths in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Two senior Al Qaeda leaders killed in drone strikes. One of the remaining Al Qaeda leaders was killed Thursday in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan. The Associated Press reports ...

David’s Sling: Israel, Hezbollah, and the Path to Peace
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

The connection between God and violence permeates the Bible, with God apparently sanctioning violence against God’s enemies. So we rightly ask, “What about all the violence in the Bible?” ...

MAP: Deadly Rampages
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey A tragic look at some of the U.S. mass shootings since Columbine. Have guns become an American ...

9mm Golden Calves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

James E. Atwood The U.S. should repent of seeing guns as sacred; sane laws would be a start. BACK IN 1990, th ...

DRONE WATCH: Rules for Drones
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Administration developing rules for drone strikes. The New York Times reports that before the election, the Obama administration was working to develop rules and procedu ...

On Thanksgiving, Jews and Muslims Volunteer Together Despite Middle East Violence
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

It’s an idea that feels particularly poignant this Thanksgiving: American Jews and Muslims banding together to help the homeless and other needy people. WASHINGTON — It’s an idea ...

DRONE WATCH: Awake to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

An Awake to Drones blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago. An Awake to Drones  blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago  to begin a conversation ...

DRONE WATCH: Educating About Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Brian Terrell is spending the time before entering prison for protesting drones in educating about them. Brian Terrell, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will begin a ...

How To Really Support Our Troops
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

Soldier suicides have reached epidemic numbers. As the AP reports, More soldiers are taking their own lives than are falling in battle. Add on top of that, the many who suffer from PTSD, and who as a result fi ...

Amid Israel-Hamas Violence, Reconciliation Between Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews Continues
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

Christianity Today reports: As violence flares anew between Hamas and Israel, which is preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv, CT checked in with Jerusalem-based reconciliat ...

What About Them?
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

If I were inclined to give mathematical value to people based on the media coverage I watched on “Fox & Friends” this morning, I would come to this conclusion: 3 Israelis > 15 Palestinians ...

DRONE WATCH: Kill Less and Spy More
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Intelligence agencies should turn from counter-terrorism to intelligence gathering. Noah Shachtman points out in Wired’s Danger Room that since 9/11, U.S. intelligence age ...

DRONE WATCH: From Counterinsurgency to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

With David Petraeus’ sudden departure, there are growing calls for a real debate on the role of drones. Several weeks ago, the  Washington Post  reported  that the CIA was p ...

BREAKING: Israel Attack Kills Hamas Military Chief
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Israeli airstrike kills senior Hamas commander, military operation continues. There are multiple news reports that an Israeli air strike has killed senior Hamas military commander ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Pakistan is close to manufacturing drones. As it continues to condemn U.S. drone attacks, it appears that Pakistan is close to manufacturing its own drones. The Guardian repor ...

DRONE WATCH: Rice and Albright Question Drones
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

Former secretaries of state question drones. Alexis Simendinger at RealClearPolitics reports on an appearance by former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albrigh ...

The Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Drone news of the week. • After the story broke on CNN , the Defense Department announced Thursday  that on Nov.1, two Iranian fighter jets fired at a U.S. surveillance dron ...

DRONE WATCH: Changing the Nature of War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Does the rise of non-state terrorism change the nature of war? Tom Roberts in the National Catholic Reporter , writes on questions raised by the rapidly growing use of unpi ...

Permanent Preparations for War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Eisenhower's warning of the spiritual effects of permanent preparations for war. Most of us have read President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech warning of the growin ...

DRONE WATCH: Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Washington Post editorial urges greater transparency and accountability with drones. In an editorial this morning, the Washington Post sums up the legal and political problems ...

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DRONE WATCH: The Risks of Relying on Drones
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

The need for a standard on the use of drones. Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009, wrote in the Washington Post on the risks associated with the in ...

DRONE WATCH: Rare Strike in Northern Yemen Kills Four.
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Dronne strike in Yemen near Saudi border kills four. Reuters reports on a rare drone strike in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border. “At least four men suspected of bein ...

The Permanent War
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

An in-depth look at U.S. counterterrorism policies, including targeted killings by drones. This week, the Washington Post published a major three-part series, written by three ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

Drones in the news this week. In drone news this week: • The Washington Post reported  that Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, and  ...

Family Research Council Shooter Charged with Terrorism
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

and that Corkins is due in court Friday (Oct. 26)  for a status hearing. "The terrorism indictment ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills five, injures children. DAWN reports a drone attack Wednesday in the North Waziristan region. “At least five people were killed Wednesday w ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Kills Four In Yemen
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Drone strike kills four in Yemen on Sunday. The second drone strike in four days killed four in Yemen. AFP reports Four members of the Al-Qaeda extremist network includ ...

DRONE WATCH: France Sending Drones to Mali Region.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

France sending drones to Africa. As Al-Qaeda-linked rebels strengthen their control over northern Mali, France has taken the lead in plans for possible military intervention. In a ...

DRONE WATCH: UK Doubles Number of Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The UK is sending five additional drones to Afghanistan. The U.K. has had five Reaper drones, which it has used for combat and surveillance missions against insurgents in Afghanis ...

George McGovern, 1922-2012
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Former Senator George McGovern died early Sunday morning. Former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern died early Sunday morning at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D. He ...

DRONE WATCH: CIA Wants More Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The CIA is urging the White House to expand its fleet of drones. The Washington Post reports this morning that the CIA wants more drones .  “The CIA is urging the Whit ...

Malala Yousafzai Recovering
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, is recovering in Britain. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl who was shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for her activism, is ...

DRONE WATCH: Continuing Controversy Over Drone Shot Down By Israel
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Israel shoots down drone flown by Hezbollah. Nearly two weeks ago, Israeli jets shot down a drone  that had crossed into its airspace. For several days, there was speculation t ...

DRONE WATCH: Opposition to Drones in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Opposition to drone strikes is growing in Yemen. Christopher Swift, adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University, traveled to Yemen this summer to inter ...

DRONE WATCH: Nine Deaths in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Nine killed by drone strike in Yemen. A U.S. drone attack early Thursday morning killed nine suspected militants. Reuters reports : "Nine suspected al Qaeda militants ...

Pacifism in the Scariest Place on Earth
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

While observing the various sites within the DMZ, I thought about how the pacifist Quakers, who founded my school in 1885, would have reacted to such an experience. Recently, I ha ...

DRONE WATCH: The Legal Battle Against Drone Strikes.
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Notre Dame law professor fights against drone strikes. Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O'Connell, Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been fighting ...

DRONE WATCH: Strikes Resume in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes resume in Pakistan, more than 20 people killed. Last weekend, the government of Pakistan prevented an anti-drone protest from entering the tribal regions. Led by for ...