Investigate and Re-Investigate Drone Strikes… Or Stop Them Now

The NYU School of Law sponsoreda panel discussion titled “Views from the Ground: Investigating US Drone Strikes on October 29, 2013. The GPB was there, and here’s what happened: First, Robert Greenwald, director of the new documentary, "Unmanned: America's Drone War," introduced a clip from the film. The clip vividly describes a drone strike on … Continue reading Investigate and Re-Investigate Drone Strikes… Or Stop Them Now

A Funny Thing Happened Outside the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference

DARC - Lunchtime on the sidewalk: Attendees and staff step outside for a bit of fresh air. Nick Mottern of KnowDrones has a model drone. The GPB has flyers. Everybody has opinions. Many lively discussions ensue among demonstrators, conference attendees and staff. It's times like these when I'm really sorry I have only one set … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened Outside the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference

No to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones

Response to questions about U.S. military use of drones is often -- use of drones lessens the numbers of ground forces required and, therefore, our military casualties. Here in the U.S the battlefields of the Civil War are known  but most military actions in the Middle East, South Central, South Asia, and Africa in which … Continue reading No to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones

Keep New York City Drone-Free — We Are Rolling

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world…"* or maybe even New York City. There we were with Ms. Gizmo at the "Power of Aging" Annual Health Festival. (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The day was brilliant, Thomas Jefferson Park was sparkling, and so was Joan's … Continue reading Keep New York City Drone-Free — We Are Rolling

Marty And The Soldier Who Controlled Drones

As I handed our drone leaflet to a quite handsome young man, he stopped and asked why were we against drones in New York City. I commented that we do not need that level of surveillance and the opportunity for misuse against peaceful demonstrations among other things could not be discounted. He said, but drones … Continue reading Marty And The Soldier Who Controlled Drones

Keep New York Free of Weaponized and Surveillance Drones — Resolution to City Council

CALLING ALL NEW YORKERS You’ve heard of U.S. military drones spying on and killing people overseas. That could happen here in our hometown, so let’s stop it before it starts. There is precedent. On March 18, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the city police department to scrap plans it had to roll … Continue reading Keep New York Free of Weaponized and Surveillance Drones — Resolution to City Council