Shows: July 16, 2012

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Special Fundraiser: Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare
Special two-hour fundraiser featuring an extended interview with CodePink activist Medea Benjamin's new book Drone Warfare

Special Fundraiser: CodePink's Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare

While the mainstream media fails to protest the expansion of secret drone strikes across the globe, APF hosts leading activist Medea Benjamin. Her new book "Drone Warfare: Targeting by Remote Control" describes the toll of drones on local communities and drone operators themselves, as private companies reap the financial benefits of the expanding war.

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Drone Installation in Central Park, Oct 15, 2010

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Drones are a vicious fact of life in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But much of the US public is completely unaware of them.

As an act of protest, on Friday, October 15, 2010 Zohra Ahmed installed a life-sized styrofoam and plaster drone near the S.W entrance of Central Park (Merchant's Gate), near Columbus Circle.

The drone was modeled after one of the models relied upon by the US to launch missiles into Pakistan through these unmanned drones.

We will play you the interview that we did with Zohra Ahmed, on that occasion.

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Killer Drones: The Human Cost

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Drones, according to the news, hunt and kill terrorists, but not anyone else. News stories depict a U.S. shadow war in Pakistan fought with unimaginably precise and accurate unmanned planes. But are the human costs as low as the news reports say? We will replay an interview we had with MADIHA TAHIR, a journalist based in Karachi, about what she calls the “illusion of information” on killer drones.

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The war in Afghanistan and Pakistan: 11 years on

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Finally, to place the entire issue of drones in context, we will bring you an earlier discussion about the broad backdrop of the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Eleven years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, and years into the U.S.'s
military campaigns in Pakistan, we'll discuss the toll these wars have taken, why they remain under the radar in American public consciousness and the mainstream media, and what we can anticipate going forward.

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