Drones Archive

New Law Allows Weaponized Police Drones

It’s now legal for police in North Dakota to fly armed drones with tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets, sound cannons, and pepper spray thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted to allow “less than lethal” weapons, but then a lobbyist

More than 100 Killed In 4 Days In Gaza As Fighting Continues

As brutal rocket fire exchange is going on between Israeli armed forces and Palestinian resistance groups on the fourth day of “Operation Protective Edge”, the death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza has risen to more 100, according to Palestinian and international sources.

Killer drone flight: Video of UK’s autonomous drone released

The UK’s BAE Systems have unveiled footage of the unmanned combat drone, Taranis, on its maiden flight. While it hails the drone – capable of self-selecting targets – as “inspiration for nation,” activists are urging to ban the use of its auto-kill mode. Defense

Farmer Sentenced to 3 yrs in Prison Thanks to Help from Predator Drone

Rodney Brossart, a farmer from North Dakota, is the first American citizen to be sentenced to prison with the assistance of a predator drone. Brossart was sentenced to three years in prison, of which all but six months was suspended, for a June 2011

Drones Delivering Packages To Your Door?

The word ‘drone’ often readily springs to mind fearful images of explosions, dead civilians, and intimidating and ruthless killing machines flying through the sky. But not all drones are bad, a drone itself is simply a remotely piloted vehicle. Not all drones need to

Anti-Surveillance Fashion Gaining Momentum

With the governments’ perpetual encroachment on our privacy, there is a growing market for positive and friendly anti-surveillance solutions. The ever-widening surveillance state and recent scandals have given rise to a type of counter surveillance fashion, which incorporates anti-surveillance technology into fashion trends, making it

Diplomatic moves pave the way for Easter “Surprise” for Iran

Inspirational speech, a long delayed apology and a Passover gift for Iran. On 20 March I received intel from a News Agency insider that the Israeli government are planning an Easter exploit on Iran, that the US was desperately trying to cool things down

“Ominous Threats” and Murderous Zeal

(A  shorter version of this essay was originally published at LewRockwell.com) “There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat,” warns an unusually strident house editorial by the Los Angeles Times. “They are usually heavily armed, blinded by