The Listening Post

Drone exposé: The journalism that forced the Pentagon’s mea culpa

Journalistic investigations reveal that a US military drone strike killed civilians in Afghanistan. Plus, Canada’s residential school reckoning.

United States drone warfare is finally being exposed. But why did it take American news outlets so long to get to such a big story?

Emran Feroz, Founder, Drone Memorial
Christine Fair, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
Spencer Ackerman, Author, Reign of Terror
Vanessa Gezari, National Security Editor, The Intercept

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100 Years Too Late: Canada’s Residential School Reckoning

Months after the story of mass graves at so-called residential schools in Cananda broke, the nation is still reckoning with the trauma of mass graves.

Cheryl McKenzie, Director of News and Current Affairs, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Connie Walker, Host, Stolen: The Search for Jermain
Wab Kinew, Leader, Manitoba New Democratic Party