Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Free Event
Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest-growing - and most secretive - fronts in global war: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had nearly 7,500. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone; the US Air Force now trains more drone 'pilots' than bomber and fighter pilots combined.
Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who pilots these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications. Benjamin argues that the assassinations being carried out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing to us and looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to oppose drones.
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of the peace group CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. A former economist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, Medea is the author and editor of several books. Her articles appear regularly in publications such as the Huffington Post, CommonDreams, AlterNet and OpEd News.
This event is free but booking is essential - please click here to book.
In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas.
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