Drone Attacks – USA, Pakistan and the World
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. —Dr Martin Luther King
The conspiracy of silence is crumbling and lifting the shrouds of secrecy that have surrounded the drone wars of the past decade. The carefully maintained secrecy firewall is now under virulent attack from all sides. For starters, a plethora of lawsuits have been filed across the world, including the UK, Pakistan and the US calling for public accountability and full disclosure, especially regarding civilian casualties. In August this year, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter Terrorism, Ben Emmerson boldly called for an independent investigation into the US drone campaign and, when required, for the UN to step in to address the alleged human rights violations.
On another front, the viral YouTube video showing American journalist and anti-drone activist Medea Benjamin daringly interrupting the speech by a senior US Homeland Security official epitomises the commitment of…
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