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Since 2004 drone strikes have killed 2,379 human beings. Of those thousands killed, only 12% could be positively identified as “militants”. Drone strike victims are overwhelmingly innocent civilians. SIGN THE PETITION & WATCH THE FULL FILM FREE:http://www.bravenewfilms.org/nomoredr… NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEKhttp://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

These innocents are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandmas, old, young, and they are NOT terrorists.

The US drone policy by all evidence is not making us safer. The opposite is happening: anti-American sentiment fuels terrorism.

A year ago for the first time drone survivor families from Pakistan came to the United States to testify before Congress. Conversations have since changed on Capitol Hill and more members of Congress are paying attention and asking the right questions. The number of US airstrikes in Pakistan has been declining in volume every year but there is still much more work to be done**. We need to continue to ramp up the public pressure against drone strikes.

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In Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, the eighth full-length feature documentary from Brave New Foundation, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life.

Throughout Unmanned, Greenwald intersperses in-depth interviews with never-before-seen footage from the tribal regions in Pakistan to humanize those who have been impacted by our drone policy. This footage, alongside interviews with Pakistani drone survivors, describes the brutal reality of drone attacks ordered during the Obama Administration. The film highlights the stories of 16 year old Tariq Aziz, killed by a drone a mere week after he participated in a public conference in Islamabad in 2011, and a school teacher, Rafiq ur Rehman, grappling with the loss of his elderly mother and the hospitalization of his children due to a drone strike last year, showing how delicate life can be in this virtual war where no one is accepting responsibility for the casualties.

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How the Media Protects Obama

Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”

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Typical of the Liar in Chief, he tells the nation one thing, and his loyal minions spin the news cycle. Behind the scenes, though, things are FUBAR and upside down.

Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe

“It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people briefed on the meeting. He told aides they needed to get ahead of events and demanded a more hands-on approach, particularly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “He was not satisfied with the response,” a senior official said.”

Neither are we.

The outbreak was known since at least last December (2013). Still the border is wide open to anyone who feels like flying here from Liberia or the other infected nations. There is at least a 21 day incubation period (some studies suggest longer) where the virus is non-detectable.

Everyone who has visited those nations needs to be quarantined, period. This is life and death with the potential to wipe out millions. The UN and CDC have already acknowledged up to 1.4 million cases predicted by January 20 of 2015. This disease has the capacity for exponential growth. Drastic measures need to be implemented immediately. Anything less is criminal negligence.

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Long DemocracyNow interview with one of the top real journalists working today.

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First sponsoring, now fighting?

 

You cannot divide terrorists into good and bad, only because some of them help you to oust a legitimately elected leader of a UN member country that you don’t like,” Lavrov said.

The sick, twisted, hypocritical criminality of Washington policy is called out by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

“Now that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been appointed United States’ archenemy, I’d like to recall that [ISIS militants] are the very same people that evolved and got powerful sponsorship and material support from abroad at the time of the regime change efforts in Libya and later on when the same process was attempted in Syria.”

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Joseph Gordon Levitt will play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s The Snowden Files.

“As RT reported previously, Stone, 68, purchased the rights in June to “The Snowden Files,” a 2014 book about last year’s colossal NSA leak authored by The Guardian journalist Luke Harding.”