Below is a list of resources and actions you can use to educate your community about lethal and surveillance drones.
- The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been investigating the US secret wars in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Find data and articles on their website.
- Know Drones provides drone replicas and educational materials to support citizen action to achieve an international ban on weaponized drones and surveillance drones.
- Voices for Creative Nonviolence offers a number of drone warfare awareness and resistance resources including pamphlets and a guide to organizing a mock drone attack action.
- The Local Civil Rights Restoration (LCRR) campaign protects the fundamental rights and liberties of law-abiding Americans to be free of arbitrary monitoring and surveillance.
- Follow the Drones Watch twitter: @DronesWatch.
- Join “STOP the Drone Killing” Grassroots Coalition on Facebook.
Books, Films and Plays
- Order your copy of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Invite Medea Benjamin to your community for a book event by contacting Alli McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org. Request your library include the book in its catalog.
A Drone Field Guide
Alexandra Gibb and Cameron Tulk (Canadian International Council) 5/31/12
This report compiles information on the broad spectrum of current and future drone designs and capabilities.
Drone Wars Briefing: Examining the Threat of Unmanned Warfare
Chris Cole (Drone Wars UK) 1/1/12
This briefing explores some of the key issues arising from the growing use of armed unmanned drones. Examining current UK and US military drone operations, as well as looking at future developments and legal issues, the fully-referenced briefing will be of use to both those new to the issue as well as those with a long-term interest.
Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft
Jay Stanley and Catherine Crump (ACLU) 12/15/11
This report outlines a set of protections that would help protect Americans’ privacy in the coming world of domestic drones. The report recommends that drones should not be deployed unless there are grounds to believe that they will collect evidence on a specific crime.
Drones and Voiceless Victims
Presentation by Shahzad Akbar at April 28, 2012 Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control
Bugsplat: Drones and an Illegal and Counterproductive “War on Terror”
Presentation by Clive Stafford Smith at April 28, 2012 Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control
US Reporting of Civilian Drone Strike Casualties
Presentation by Chris Woods at April 28, 2012 Drone Summit: Killing and Spying by Remote Control
“The Drone Papers”
Leaked military documents revealing the truth behind the covert U.S Drone Program, the “Kill Chain” of Command, and military data documenting the high civilian casualty rates that top government and Pentagon officials have been publicly denying.