The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade, says Amy Hailwood. The growing use of robotic weapons is taking us down a dark trajectory, and yet it is happening with almost no public debate.
The government is facing criticism for the narrow range of its Defence Review, which was presented in a Green Paper in the House of Commons yesterday. Campaigners say that it ignores fundamental questions about security and conflict.
Large demonstrations are expected to greet Tony Blair as he gives evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry tomorrow. Relatives of those killed in Iraq will stage a Naming of the Dead ceremony outside the venue as Blair gives evidence inside.
On 31 December 2009, a Gaza Freedom March will gather 1,400 people from across the globe, including faith leaders, to march nonviolently alongside Palestinian peoples to seek an end to the siege of the territory.