For nearly 9 years, the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones has held monthly vigils at the gates of Volk Field in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin to protest the RQ-7 Shadow Drones housed there and the US program of drone warfare in general — a program the UN has called a war crime, because many of […]
Drones, tanks, and heavy armored vehicles. The Madison Police Department is making some changes in their hardware and equipment, including buying a couple new drones. In March, Madison police received a report of a missing disabled teen. To find the teen as quickly as possible, police borrowed drones from a neighboring department to aid in […]
WORT FM host Patty Peltekos speaks with journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of several books on US foreign policy and national security. His latest book is The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program.
In the 21st century, warfare more often looks like drones in the air than troops on the ground. Public resistance to drone warfare has been minimal, likely in part because drones help avoid American casualties. Dr. Jessy Ohl of University of Mary Washington argues that it’s more than that — rhetoric about contemporary warfare is […]
The Madison anti-drone campaign kicks it into high gear this spring. Mary Beth Schlagheck talks to the Monday Buzz about planned actions coming up at Volk Field, her upcoming trial date for civil disobedience and more.
On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing it with it winds up to 230 miles per hour, and a storm surge over 13 feet high. The death toll in the Philippines is expected to reach over 2,300, with millions displaced from their homes. Typhoon Haiyan comes hot on the heels of […]