- Joy First, in Wisconsin, urges nationwide visits to the offices of the U.S. Attorneys demanding action on drone war crimes. This is the letter she and other members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance presented to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Joy will be glad to discuss this with anyone interested in undertaking this process. Joyfirst5@gmail.com
- "Is a Policy a Law? Is Murder Murder?" by David Swanson
- "Iowa View: Air Guard drones will expand, not limit, scope of war" by Brian Terrell
- "The Tragedy and Folly of the 'Drone Choice'" by Nick Mottern
- Where Are Drones Taking Us?
- State Fair 2013 Handout - (Note: Bills to protect privacy against drones introduced in the states and in Congress, allow drone surveillance with the issuance of a warrant; while this may sound reasonable, a warrant offers no privacy protection to the people who may come in contact with the targeted individual over days, weeks and months of drone surveillance.)
- US Drones Blocking Environmental Revolution
- See also 'Church Drone Flyer' under 'Boycott / Divestment' section below.
- Various photos from: Beale AFB, CA; San Diego, CA; Rochester. NYA mural on the Bread for All Catholic Worker bakery in Rochester, NY, painted by Sue Shickler, Shawn Dunwoody and Kathy Smith at the request of bakery manager Peg Gefell. Photo by Peg. (third from left)
- Drones protest at General Atomics in San Diego, Photo by Steve Rhodes
- 2013 Fourth of July Parade in Whitefield, ME, courtesy of Natasha Mayers, Union of Main Visual Artists
TEACH-IN / POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
- "Drone Warfare and Spying" by Nick Mottern and Mathias Quackenbush
- "U.S. Drones in Pakistan: Militarization and Human Rights" by Zohra Ahmed
- For The Community Church of NY, by Nick Mottern
VIDEOS / FILM
- Wounds of Waziristan (may be purchased through this link)
- Unmanned: America's Drone Wars
- Less Distance from War
STREET EDUCATION FLASH CARDS
- Teach The World About Drones on a Sidewalk
- Drones Quilt Project
- Martha Rosler, Theater of Drones project
- Drone Attack Tableau, Syracuse, NY
- Heather Layton, Home Drone project
- "Drones" Exhibition, The Gallery Project
The exhibit appeared in 2013 and 2014 in Detroit and then Ann Arbor, MI. These are photos from the Ann Arbor show (below).
- Drone Shadow Art by James Bridle - See his website http://shorttermmemoryloss.com and http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/the-drone-shadow-catcher.html
The images show laying out and creation of a Drone Shadow 001 by James Bridle and Einar Sneve Martinussen in 2012 and installing Drone Shadow 006 in Windrush Square, Brixton, London, in partnership with Britdoc and Picturehouse Cinemas for Dirty Wars. The final image is a drone projection in Brixton also in connection with Dirty Wars.
- Radical Art for These Times: Child Drone-Victims Show
- Luminous Intervention, Human Rights Working Group, Johns Hopkins University
- Overpass Light Brigade
- Real Nightmares by Russell T. Brown
- "Soup Boys", Heems
- "Anti Drone Songs and Chants", Susan Mclucas
- "Predator", a 2-Act Play by Jack Gilroy
- See also under Signs (above): 2013 Fourth of July Parade in Whitefield, ME, courtesy of Natasha Mayers, Union of Main Visual Artists
- U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems, Congressional Research Service – January, 2012
- Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses, Congressional Research Service – September, 2012
- Remotely Piloted Aircraft – Future Air Force Science and Technology, US Air Force – September, 2011
- Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Training, Operations and Sustainability, Department of Defense – April, 2012
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Measuring Progress and Addressing Potential Privacy Concerns Would Facilitate Integration into the National Air Space, General Accountability Office - September, 2012
- Connecting the Unmanned Systems Community Across the Globe (an industry Power Point) - June, 2011
- Living Under Drones, Stanford U/NYU – September, 2012
- License to Kill: Why the American Drone War on Yemen Violates International Law, Al Karama Foundation – 2013
- Drones: The Physical and Psychological Implications of a Global Theater of War, MedAct – 2012
- Israel and the Drone Wars, Drone Wars UK – January, 2014
- Manning the Next Unmanned Air Force, The Brookings Institution – August, 2013
- Drones Over the Homeland: How Politics, Money and Lack of Oversight Have Sparked Drone Proliferation, and What We Can Do, Center for International Policy –April, 2013
- Drones: A Briefing Paper for Staff, Field Organizers, and Allies, American Friends Service Committee – July, 2013
- Counting Drone Strike Deaths, Columbia U Law School – October, 2012
- Identifying Academic Drone Research And Drone Manufacturing
- National Legislation (A draft of the Drone Control Act of 2014 is being prepared and will be posted by February 28, 2014.)
- Two options for local drone control laws from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee
- Report on passage of local drone control laws
- The text of the drone control law passed in Syracuse, NY
- Comment by Nick Mottern – KnowDrones.org:
- Most proposed legislation that would require warrants to be issued for police drone surveillance. However, the capacity of drones to do long-term visual surveillance and electronic monitoring, including that of text and cell-phone transmissions, means that warrants will likely be very broad and long-lasting and so cannot really offer Constitutional protection. Further, drone surveillance will inevitably and routinely violate the civil liberties of those not covered by a warrant even when the target of the warrant is but a single person. Put another way, allowing drone technology to be employed by law enforcement agencies necessarily means there will be significant collateral damage to the civil liberties of people not targeted for investigation in a warrant. The Rutherford Institute model addresses this by seeking to ban drone surveillance from being used in court, but this does not prevent police from eventually targeting people "seen" by the drone when it is following the person for whom a warrant was originally issued.
DRONE MANUFACTURING AND RESEARCH IN THE U.S.
- A report on manufacturing in the research in the U.S. - http://www.knowdrones.com/spring-days-of-action-2014/Lists/DRONE-MANUFACTURING-AND-RESEARCH-IN-THE-UNITED-STATES.pdf
DRONE BASES IN TH U.S.
- This is a link to a DOD report that lists existing and planned drone bases in the US - http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uas-future.pdf. This list does not include the following bases that have been installed or are planned: NY – Niagara Falls; PA – Horsham; MI – Battle Creek; TN – Nashvill; IA – Des Moines; OH – Springfield.
DRONE BASES OVERSEAS
- The first link is to a very illuminating list of US drone bases overseas, however it does not include everything in Africa, the Pacific and Latin America. For this, see the others link.
It is important to note, however, that it is very likely that there are additional US drone launching and control bases around the world for a wide variety of drones.
SIX DRONE ZONES
- This link provides the basic press release from the Federal Aviation Administration FAA) about the designation of six zones in the United States that will be used to test technology intended to enable drones to fly safely in the company of other aircraft
- This link provides contact information for each test zone, and you should try being in touch with these people to get your questioned answered.
- In this link, you will see that the FAA is very sensitive about privacy issues within the test zones. But you will also see that privacy outside the test zones is even less protected. The link says that the FAA "does not have legal authority to issue privacy guidelines for aircraft, nor are we seeking this authority. We are engaged in a multi-agency approach to address privacy issues outside of the UAS Test Zones." The contacts above should be questioned on the privacy policies within the test zone in which you are interested.
- In this link you will see that the FAA is not going to make an effort to define privacy policies for the test zones. This is well worth reading carefully because it gives some idea of the lack of clarity on privacy that exists in US airspace in which drones are flying now, saying that "Test Sites operators will be responsive to local stakeholders' privacy concerns and will develop privacy policies appropriately tailored to each Test Site."
- Back Country Voices, in this link, objected to a test zone in their area and speaks to privacy issues presented by the sites.
- "What Do You Do When A Child Is On Fire?" by Joy First
- "'Wheatland 4' Trial Ends" by Toby Blome
- Other Reports Related To The Case Of Brian Terrell
- "Hancock 17 Closing Arguments" by Carol Baum