Shut Down the Drone War

by Daniel Larison, published on Antiwar.com, September 15, 2021 On September 26, the yearly Shut Down Creech protest will convene at the military base from which all US Drone Control signals are released.    The Ban Killer Drones network calls on us to come out to Creech AFB during the week that begins on the 26th, or prepare a solidarity action[…]

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Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, published on Common Dreams, August 30, 2021 Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country—and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S.[…]

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Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, August 26, 2021 After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer. With[…]

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What the War of Terror Has Cost Us So Far

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, August 30, 2021 The war on Afghanistan and the war on Iraq that it was a means of helping start, and all the other spin-off wars leave (if you count only bombing from above as leaving) millions dead, millions injured, millions traumatized, millions homeless, the rule of law eroded, the natural environment[…]

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The Great Game of Smashing Countries

by John Pilger, published on CounterPunch, August 25, 2921 As the US leaves Afghanistan in disgrace, it is illuminating to look at the beginning of the story.  You  have probably heard this story before but it merits retelling.  Syria has a similar one, and Iran, and even Iraq though each country has been entangled with US foreign policy and US[…]

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U.S. Plans – Sanctions and Famine for Afghanistan

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, August 24, 2021 Aug. 23 — U.S. politicians and journalists are all feigning deep concern about leaving behind tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for them. Meanwhile, U.S. financial institutions are busy planning a horrendous crisis for all Afghans, including their loyal collaborators. The cynical decision to seize all of Afghanistan’s assets[…]

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Afghanistan Collapse: an Epic Failure of U.S. Aggression

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, August 18, 2021 Wrenching images at the Kabul airport grip the world as U.S. officials had soldiers cast off  those who had cooperated with US occupation like excess baggage. The painful corporate media coverage diverts attention from Washington’s strategists who launched the criminal war for conquest and the politicians who authorized 20 years[…]

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The Return of the Taliban

by Vijay Prashad, published on Consortium News, August 18, 2021 On Aug. 15, the Taliban arrived in Kabul. The Taliban’s leadership entered the presidential palace, which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had vacated when he fled into exile abroad hours before. The country’s borders shut down and Kabul’s main international airport lay silent, except for the cries of those Afghans who had worked[…]

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