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Drone Demonology: Flying Robots, Cop Mustaches & Resistance in the End Times

12 Jul

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by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! News

The first time I ever saw a drone I was sweating my ass off, hiking jugs of water through a cactus forest to drop in remote canyons for famished migrants making the deadly trek through the Sonoran desert. U.S. Customs and Border Protection surveillance drones patrol the skies along the border with Mexico on the daily. Like any good activist I gave the drone the bird and then quickly ducked beneath a cholla, which I don’t advise doing, as it is a cactus with a reputation.

Two 10,000-pound Predator-B border patrol drones.

Two 10,000-pound Predator-B border patrol drones. These are the fellas that patrol the borderlands, from Yuma, Ariz., to Brownsville, Tex.

Since his inauguration, noble peace prize winning president Barack Obama has increased the U.S. military’s use of drones and rewritten the rules of engagement in over a dozen countries around the world. Hundreds of civilians, including swaths of children and several dozen Al Qaeda operatives have been eviscerated by remote. Even four U.S. citizens have been assassinated by drones, violating due process and habeas corpus protections in the U.S. constitution. Reports put the ratio of civilians to “suspected terrorists” killed by drone strikes at about 50 to 1, meaning roughly 98% of the deaths are “collateral damage.”     Continue reading

Earth First! Journal Too Popular for Facebook

8 Dec

The Earth First! Journal is now so popular that we have maxed out our Facebook page at 5,000 friends! So, we have a new Earth First! Journal organization Facebook page that allows us more than 5,000 “fans”. Please check it out and “like” us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-First-Journal/231380093597575 This is a great place for folks to keep up to date on the Earth First! Journal and show their support!

WOW, the Earth First! Journal has 5,000 friends on Facebook? So we can stop organizing now…right? No! Now we want to see all 5,000 of our Facebook “friends” at the Winter Organizers’ Conference (stay tuned for more details), next Summer’s Round River Rendezvous  in New York and organizing daily bad-ass actions in defense of Mother Earth!

As always, REMEMBER Facebook is THE primary tool of surveillance for the state and private security. It has made the cops job easier (but maybe made them lazier.. like it has the rest of us). So don’t be careless about what you post. Know that it may show up in a court indictment some day (for yourself OR someone else).

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