Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PTSD IN PAKISTAN



Armed US drones have been blamed for more than 300 missile attacks in seven years in Pakistan's tribal areas.

The US government says that they target only armed groups, and that civilian casualties are minimal.

Independent investigations, however, show that between 391 and 780 civilians have been killed in drone strikes since 2004.

Residents of Pakistan's tribal areas say that they feel terrorised by the strikes, and doctors say that those who survive them often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder met with the survivors of one such strike at a hospital in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

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