Category Archives: Yemen

April 19 in Yemen: Another Day, Another Drone Killing

by Joe Scarry The press announced a flurry of drone killings in Yemen over the April 19/20 weekend — that is, while the rest of us were observing Easter — and just as with U.S. drone killings in Pakistanand Somalia, the U.S. modus … Continue reading

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What if a Yemeni Sued the U.S. Government? (What if 56 of them did?)

by Joe Scarry The plight of Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo is turning a thought experiment into a cause of action. The thought experiment runs as follows: (a) Our system of law is predicated on the idea that wronged parties have … Continue reading

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Drone Warfare: Time to Stop Reversing the Benefit of Doubt

A new report from Human Rights Watch asserts that a recent US drone strike in Yemen “may have” violated the laws of war. I find the implied uncertainty puzzling: There is no doubt whatsoever that this strike, and the US drone … Continue reading

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ORGANIZE! Build the National Network Against Drones

by Joe Scarry A two-hour block has been set aside at the upcoming 2013 CODEPINK Drone Summit “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance” (Nov 16/17) for the purpose ofbuilding and strengthening the US national network against drones (NSDSW – Network to … Continue reading

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October 28 in Somalia: Another Day, Another Drone Killing

by Joe Scarry When you start to look at the way U.S. drone killings are reported — as I did with the September 5 drone killing in Pakistan – you notice that the U.S. government has amodus operandi for pulling the wool over … Continue reading

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