Posts Tagged: Surveillance

64 Drone Bases in the U.S., including two in Hawai’i

Public Intelligence produced an interactive map and table of known U.S. drone bases within the U.S.  Hawai’i is listed as having two such bases: Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay has the Raven drone.  Wheeler Army Airfield has the Shadow. Wired magainze reported “Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil” (June 13, 2012) We like… Read more »

U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

In an eye-opening expose of the secret military base/operations network in Africa, the Washington Post reported “U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa” (June 13, 2012): The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara… Read more »

The Merry Month of May: Missiles launched as Hawaiʻi braces for another RIMPAC invasion

May is known as the “Merry Month” for its longer days and warm sunshine.   Most of the world observes May 1st as International Workers’ Day or celebrates the ancient pagan rites of spring.  But in the U.S., the radical legacy of May Day has been suppressed and supplanted by the typically tame Labor Day.  In… Read more »

Hawaiʻi premier of “Jam Docu Gangjeong” documentary about Jeju island struggle

Hawai’i Peace and Justice in collaboration with Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking and DMZ Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina invite you to come see Documentary Film Shorts “Jam Docu Gangjeong” premiering for the first time in Hawai‘i will be shown at The ARTS at Marks Garage on March 17, 2012 6:30-8 PM in a free screening Light… Read more »

The Battle for Jeju Island: How the Arms Race is Threatening a Korean Paradise

Bravo to Actor Robert Redford, who wrote “The Battle for Jeju Island: How the Arms Race is Threatening a Korean Paradise,” (2/3/12) a passionate plea for solidarity with  Jeju islanders and their resistance against the Aegis naval base: Imagine dropping fifty-seven cement caissons, each one the size of a four-story house, on miles of beach… Read more »

The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare: What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of War

In “The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare: What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of War” on TomDispatch, Nick Turse reviews military drone accident reports that “offer new insights into a largely covert, yet highly touted war-fighting, assassination, and spy program involving armed robots that are significantly less reliable… Read more »

Waihopai Spybase Protest, January 20-22, 2012

WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST January 20-22, 2012 GO TO THE WEBSITE The Waihopai spybase was subjected to unprecedented public attention by the March 2010 trial and acquittal of the three Ploughshares peace activists who penetrated its high security in 2008 and deflated one of the two domes concealing its satellite dishes from the NZ public. This… Read more »

The Secret Life (and death) of Drones

The Washington Post published an interesting article on the intense secrecy surrounding the U.S. drone wars around the world: Since September, at least 60 people have died in 14 reported CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions. The Obama administration has named only one of the dead, hailing the elimination of Janbaz Zadran, a top… Read more »

Military Predator Drone used for local policing

In this LA Times story, we see another example of the militarization of our society.  In what appears to be a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits the deployment of the military for domestic policing, Predator drones from a military base are being used by the police in North Dakota for surveillance… Read more »

U.S. stealth drone downed in Iran – what was its mission?

The Washington Post reports that a stealth RQ-170 drone was downed in Iran.  Iran claims that it shot down the aircraft, but the U.S. denies that the drone was brought down by hostile fire: A secret U.S. surveillance drone that went missing last week in western Afghanistan appears to have crashed in Iran, in what… Read more »