Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

Can drones be used for peace?

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by iainmarlow | No Comments

In an era of intra-state warfare increasingly defined by the ominous buzz of unseen drones high above remote villages, can drones be meaningfully deployed by NGOs for peace? “For the price of one or two satellite images you could buy or lease or build a pretty decent drone,” Christopher Tuckwood, executive director of the Sentinel Project, tells Toronto Review contributor Daniela Porat.

The Agony of a Detainee's Wife

Posted on: September 25th, 2009 by iainmarlow | No Comments

In a sleepy housing co-op west of Toronto, a Uighur woman struggles to care for her four sons. Her husband, an Imam and human rights activist, has been jailed in China, accused of encouraging and committing terrorism against the state. This is their story.