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DRONE WATCH: Living Under Drones
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

New study on U.S. use of drones in Pakistan. Researchers at Stanford University and New York University law schools released a major study on the U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, c ...

DRONE WATCH: Five Dead in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills five in northwest Pakistan. In the second attack in three days, a drone attack late Monday in northwest Pakistan killed five militants, including two linked to ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack Kills 3 in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills three. Al Jazeera reports: “At least three people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern regio ...

Activists Hail Release of Christian Pastor in Iran, Teen in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Religious rights activists are hailing the release over the weekend of an Iranian pastor accused of apostasy and a Pakistani girl who was charged with blasphemy. Religious rights ...

DRONE WATCH: August 2012 Update
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Drone activity during August from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released its monthly report on covert actions in Pakistan, ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Weekend
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen kill at least 25, including 14 civilians. U.S. drones are having a busy weekend, killing people in both Pakistan and Yemen. On Saturday, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Protests Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan's Foreign Office formally protests US drone strikes. The Pakistan Foreign Office has formally protested this week’s drone strikes. DAWN, a leading Pakistani ...

DRONE WATCH: Investigate Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

UN official calls for international investigation of drone attacks. As international concern about U.S. targeted killings with drones rises, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on ...

Pakistan Probes Alleged Hindu Exodus to India
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed a three-member Senate committee to look into reports that nearly 250 Hindus have fled to neighboring India to escape harassment and discrimination. ...

DRONE WATCH: Victims of Drones
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Stories of drone victims seeking justice for relatives who have been killed or injured.   In the news today are two stories of drone victims seeking justice for relatives who h ...

DRONE WATCH: Mapping Drone Strikes.
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Interactive map of drone strikes in Pakistan. Using data from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Guardian has created an interactive map of drone strikes in Pakista ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Seven.
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Latest drone attack in Pakistan kills seven on Sunday. A U.S.  drone attack  on Sunday killed at least seven suspected militants in Pakistan. The Pakistani newspaper DAWN re ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The week's news in drones. In drone news this week: The British Ministry of Defense acknowledged that Royal Air Force pilots flew U.S. Predator drones in Libya last year. ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Pakistan Talk Drones
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

U.S. Pakistan talks on drones will resume this month. Talks between the U.S. and Pakistan on drone attacks will resume this month, including a visit by the head of Pakistan’s inte ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attacks Not Okayed By Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US says her government has not approved continuing drone strikes. The Pakistani newspaper DAWN reports that in an interview with CNN, Pakistan’s A ...

DRONE WATCH: Just the Facts, Ma’am.
Originally Posted: 07/07/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Confusing details emerge of Friday's drone attack in Pakistan. The first news stories Friday afternoon (from AP and AFP) wrote of 4 suspected militants killed by two missiles ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike Kills 9 in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

A U.S. drone strike Friday afternoon killed 9 suspected militants. The Associated Press and Agence France Press  (via The Nation in Lahore, Pakistan) are reporting this af ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Summary for June
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

A summary of U.S. drone strikes in June from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. One of the most respected sources of investigative reporting on drones is The Bureau of Invest ...

DRONE WATCH: Sunday Drone Attack Kills Eight
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack on a house in Pakistan kills 8 suspected militants. The Associated Press reports U.S. missiles fired from a drone in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afgha ...

DRONE WATCH: NGO Appeals For Drone Stop
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan NGO appeals for stop to drone strikes so vaccinations can continue. The Pakistani newspaper DAWN reported this morning that the National Research and Development Foun ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike Kills Taliban Militants
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Drone strike on Tuesday kills Taliban militants. Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press are reporting that a U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house in northwest P ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Drone Kills Three in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

In the second attack in two days, a U.S. drone strike killed at least three people early today. In the second attack in two days, AFP reports that a U.S. drone strike killed a ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Strike Yemen and Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan After more than a week with no reported drone strikes, there are news reports this morning of strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Over the past ...

US, Pakistan Fail to Agree on Afghanistan Supply Routes
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

American negotiators working with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan have been called back to the United States Carlo Munoz reports for The Hill: ...

DRONE WATCH: Unleashing the CIA
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

As US-Pakistan relations deteriorate, the CIA gets a green light for more drone attacks. As relations between the U.S. and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, the Obama administra ...

DRONE WATCH: Compliance with International Law
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

UN High Comissioner for Human Rights questions whether drone attacks comply with international law. Following a four-day visit to Pakistan, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights N ...

DRONE WATCH: Playing God in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

This morning's editorial in The Guardian takes on drone attack policy. One of the U.K.’s leading newspapers, The Guardian, takes on President Obama’s drone policy in an ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attacks Will Continue
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of Defense says drone attacks will continue. Yesterday, the government of Pakistan once again expressed its opposition to U.S. drone attacks on its territory as bein ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Protests Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

The government of Pakistan protests drone strikes, US confirms Al Qaeda top leader killed. Following three U.S. drone strikes in the past three days, the government of Pakistan ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Blitz in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Three US strikes against Pakistan targets in three days leave 27 dead. Fifteen dead in Pakistan on Monday : The third US drone strike in as many days in Pakistan has ...

DRONE WATCH: Death From Above
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 7:46am | Type: Blog

With White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan’s recent public acknowledgment of their use and revelations of President Obama’s direct involvement in deciding which targets are struck, the world medi ...

Warrior in Chief
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Peter Bergen, a director of the New America Foundation, writes: “The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggress ...

Peace Witness at White House
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 12:36pm | Type: Media

Jim Wallis sojotube Offsite Video ...

Hope, Caught on Film
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Last week, anonymous U.S. officials told the media that the U.S. military wouldn't stop the drone-launched missile attacks, which they have been carrying out for years within Pakistan. ...

Homeless Veteran to President Obama: "Why Are We Sending Money to Pakistan?"
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

During the first-ever all-virtual interview conducted by Americans via Google+'s "hangout" group video chat feature, a young, homeless veteran in Boston asked President Obama why the United Stat ...

Return of the Drones
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 6:30pm | Type: Blog

Since mid-November, the CIA had not launched a drone attack against Pakistan. On Sunday, the New York Times front page prominently featured a story headlined Lull in Strikes by U.S. Drones Aids Militants. ...

Muslim Victim Rais Bhuiyan Campaigns to Save His Attacker
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

Ten days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan, an immigrant from Bangladesh, was working at a gas station in Dallas, Texas when a man walked in with a gun. Thinking the store was being robbed, Bhuiyan opened the cash regi ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Obama to Bring 33,000 Troops Home
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

One might think that three wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- would be enough. Apparently, for the United States military apparatus, it's not. One might think that three war ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban. Britain. Obama BBC Interview.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Lord, What a Parade!: A Hymn for Palm Sunday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to celebrate <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/palm-sunday/" target="_blank&quo ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Quran Burning. Troop Drawdown. War Tax Calculator.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Army Psy-Ops. Taliban Infighting. Mobile Banking.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[</em><strong>Editors' note</strong><em>: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our reader ...

In Memory of Richard Holbrooke
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals. Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, ...

Who Will Listen to the Voices of Veterans Calling for Peace?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police officers at the White House gates. I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police offi ...

Afghanistan: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

President Obama released the Afghanistan-Pakistan <a href="http://www.politico.com/static/PPM182_101216_apar_overview.html" target="_blank">annual review</a> on Thursday morning ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

Preparation for the Poor: Why Climate Funding Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The effects of climate change -- coastal flooding, stronger storms, spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, and changes in rainfall patterns -- are already taking their toll on marginalized p ...

Loving the World
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "For God so loved the world ..." Lately John 3:16 won't leave me alone. It hovers above my shoulder as I ...