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2012

Martin, Gary and Viveca Novak.  "Drone Makers Push Congress to Open Skies to Surveillance." Houston Chronicle, December 7, 2012

Lennard, Natasha. "D'oh! Police Drone Crashes Into Swat Team."  alternet.org, December 7, 2012

Whitlock, Craig.  "Drone Crashes Pile Up Abroad."  The Washington Post.  A.1.  Dec 01

     Link available for Montgomery College students, faculty and staff, or at a library computer.

Whitlock, Craig.  "Drone Crashes Mount at Civilian Airports." washingtonpost.com, November 30, 2012

     Open access link.

Martin, Gary and Viveca Novak. "Drones: Despite Problems, a Push to Step Up Domestic Use." Open Secrets Blog: Investigating Money in Politics, opensecrets.org, November 27, 2012

Martin, Gary and Viveca Novak.  "Push to Step Up Domestic Use of Drones."  San Francisco Chronicle, November 27, 2012

Malinowski, Tom, "A Dangerous Future of Killer Robots," The Washington Post A.23, November 23, 2012

     Link  to Op-Ed page available to Montgomery College students, faculty and staff, or at a library computer. 
     Tom Malinowski is Washington director of Human Rights Watch

Malinowski, Tom. "A Dangerous Future of Killer Robots." The Washington Post A.23, November 23, 2012

     Open access link to Op-Ed page.  Tom Malinowski is Washington director of Human Rights Watch.

Ahmad, Mahvish.  "What Recourse Do Pakistan's 'Civilian Drone Victims' Have?"  The Christian Science Monitor, November 2, 2012

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Ahmad, Mahvish.  "What Recourse do Pakistan's 'Civilian Drone Victims' Have?"  The Christian Science Monitor, November 02, 2012   

     Open access link.

"Drone War." The Washington Post A.16. November 2, 2012

     Link to opinion by the Editorial Board available to Montgomery College students, faculty and staff, or at a library computer. 

"Pulling the U.S. Drone War Out of the Shadows." The Washington Post A.16, November 2, 2012

     Open access link to opinion by the Editorial Board.

Volker, Kurt. We Need a Rule Book for Drones. Washington Post A.17, October 28, 2012

     Link  to Op-Ed page available to Montgomery College students, faculty and staff, or at a library computer. 
     Kurt Volker was U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009.
     He is executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University
     and a senior adviser to the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Volker, Kurt. We Need a Rule Book for Drones. Washington Post A.17, October 28, 2012

     Open access link to Op-Ed page.  Kurt Volker was U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009.
     He is executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University
     and a senior adviser to the Atlantic Council of the United States.

BBC News. "Drones in Pakistan Traumatise Civilians, US Report Says." September 25, 2012

     "Civilians are being 'terrorised' 24 hours a day by CIA drone attacks
      that target mainly low-level militants in north-west Pakistan, a U.S. report says. 
      Rescuers treating the casualties are also being killed and wounded by follow-up strikes,
      says the report by Stanford and New York Universities."

Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan. livingunderdrones.org/report, Stanford International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic, September 2012

"Terrorism by Drone: How U.S. Bombing Makes Pakistani Civilians Endure a Living Hell." alternet.org, September 25, 2012

     "Two top university law schools conducted a nine month investigation into CIA drone strikes,
       finding that civilians are subjected to almost constant trauma."

Stanford International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic and New York University, Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan, livingunderdrones.org/report, September 2012

Terrorism by Drone: How U.S. Bombing Makes Pakistani Civilians Endure a Living Hell, alternet.org, September 25, 2012

     "Two top university law schools conducted a nine month investigation into CIA drone strikes,
       finding that civilians are subjected to almost constant trauma."

Greenwald, Glen, "U.S. Drones Strike Target Rescuers in Pakistan -- and the West Remains Silent."  The Guardian, August 20, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/20/us-drones-strikes-target-rescuers-pakistan
    "In June, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, said that
     if 'there have been secondary drone strikes on rescuers who are helping (the injured) after an initial drone attack,
     those further attacks are a war crime.'  There is no doubt that there have been."

Greenwald, Glen, "Unrestrained Savagery: In Yemen, Al Qaeda Bombs a Funeral of Someone it Killed Days Earlier. How Can Terrorist Monsters do This?"  Salon, August 7, 2012
http://www.salon.com/2012/08/07/unrestrained_savagery/
     "This year, on a three-day weekend in late June, the U.S. launched a series of drone attacks in Pakistan —
      one on each day — and the second strike targeted mourners gathered to grieve those killed in the first strike."

Low, Phillip, et al., The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals, July 7, 2012

"The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.”

Luban, David, "What Would Augustine Do?: The President, Drones, and Just War Theory," Boston Review, June 6, 2012

Futrelle, David, "Was Nick Hanauer's TED Talk on Income Inequality Too Rich for Rich People?" Time, May 18, 2012

Kelley, Lauren, "TED: Even more elitist than we thought."  Salon, May 18, 2012

Tankersley, Jim, "Too Hot for TED: Income Inequality."  National Journal, May 16, 2012

Gilson, Dave, "The Charts TED Doesn't Want to Share."  Mother Jones, May 2012

Biddle, Sam.  "Police Drone Crashes Into Police."  gizmodo.com, March 5, 2012

Rodriguez, Alex. "When U.S. Drones Strike, Squads Target Informants: Militants Terrorizing Pakistani Villagers, But Many Falsely Accused." The Baltimore Sun A.20, January 1, 2012

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2011

Coghlan, Andy and Debora MacKenzie, "Revealed -- The Capitalist Network That Runs the World," New Scientist, October 24 2011

"As protests against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy."

"The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York's Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere...."

Coghlan, Any and Debora MacKenzie, "The Hard Core of Power," New Scientist, October 22, 2011, from Academic Search Complete database.

Vitali, Stefania, James B. Glattfelder and Stefano Battiston, "The Network of Global Corporate Control," PloS One, September 19, 2011
Vitali, Stefania, James B. Glattfelder and Stefano Battiston, "The Network of Global Corporate Control," September 19, 2011 (.pdf file)http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf 

2010

Wolf, Naomi, "Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest," HuffPost World: The Blog, December 15, 2010

2009

Grann, David, "Trial by Fire: Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?", The New Yorker, September 7, 2009, from The New Yorker Web site.

2008

Azimi, Negar and Marshall Sahlins, "The Teaching Cure," New York Times Magazine, September 21, 2008, p. 80, from Academic OneFile database.

Azimi, Negar and Marshall Sahlins, "The Teaching Cure," New York Times Magazine, September 21, 2008, p. 80, from Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.

Azimi, Negar and Marshall Sahlins, "The Teaching Cure", New York Times Magazine, September 21, 2008, p. 80, from Proquest Newspapers database.

Azimi, Negar and Marshall Sahlins, "The Teaching Cure", New York Times Magazine, September 21, 2008, p. 80, from Science Resource Center.

2007

Beah, Ishmael, "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier", New York Times Magazine, Jan. 14, 2007, p. 36, from Academic OneFile database.

Beah, Ishmael, "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier," New York Times Magazine, Jan. 14, 2007, p. 36, from Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.

Beah, Ishmael, "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier," New York Times Magazine, Jan. 14, 2007, p. 36, from ProQuest Newspapers database.

1940's

"Neither Victims Nor Executioners" by Albert Camus, posted by spunk.org.

"Neither Victims Nor Executioners," book by Albert Camus at Montgomery College Library

1919

"Politics as a Vocation," a lecture by Max Weber, posted by Moriyuki Abukuma at
abukum-academy@fukushima.email.ne.jp


Historic Documents

The War Prayer by Mark Twain, posted by about.com

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, posted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Articles page last updated July 23, 2013


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