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The US Response to the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Seize and Privatize

by Andrés Arauz, published on Counterpunch, September 19, 2022 A deep explanation for the technically inclined of where Afghanistan’s frozen wealth derives from and why they can’t be dismissed as an “asset” of the Taliban government.    It also explains how frozen accounts related to unilateral coercive measures on other countries distort their economies.  [jb] On August 10, more than 70[…]

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Killing Proves the ‘War on Terror’ Was Never Over

by Maha Hilal, published on Workers World, August 19, 2022       Originally published on MiddleEast Eye, August 4, 2022 FYI: The Taliban are now saying that they have been unable to locate Al Zawahiri’s body among the caualties of this strike.   You never know with these politically motivated assassinations whether the target is real or not.  [jb] Those prosecuting this[…]

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Interview with Afghan Human Rights Activist

by Black Alliance for Peace, published June 30, 2022 The views expressed below do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Black Alliance for Peace (or UNAC). Black Alliance for Peace: Based on your experiences, how would you describe the current situation on the ground in Afghanistan? For instance, how does the refusal by the United States and European allies[…]

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A Case for Unfreezing Afghanistan’s Assets

by Kate Alexander, published on Inkstick Media, April 30, 2022 It seems unlikely that the US government is going to amend it’s policies on behalf of Afghan women or Afghan people.   If the awareness that Afghan children are starving has not moved them then concerns about a woman’s ability manage her assets to free herself from oppression seems unlikely to[…]

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Imperialist Victim Afghanistan After the Spotlight Has Passed

Statement from Black Alliance for Peace, March 24, 2022 Afghanistan has joined the ever growing ranks of countries forcibly thrown into desperate humanitarian crises following U.S./NATO wars now relegated to the sidelines as the latest crisis instigated by the West’s imperial aggression takes the spotlight. The blatant imperial theft of Afghan wealth, like what occurred with Iraq, Libya, and others[…]

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Afghanistan Update

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace The crisis unfolding in Afghanistan remains bleak. With an estimated 23 million Afghans—more than 50 percent of the population—still facing extreme levels of hunger, more people could die of starvation in 2022 alone than from the last 20 years of the U.S.-led occupation. While the duopoly in Washington, D.C., distracts the public with its[…]

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U.S.-EU Hide Their Role in Afghan Hunger Crisis

by Zach Kerns, published on International Action Center, February 7, 2022 On Jan. 24, U.S. and European Union representatives met with representatives of the Taliban in Oslo to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting’s purpose, according to the U.S. State Department, was the “urgency in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan” and the need to “help alleviate the suffering[…]

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‘Death Sentence for Untold Numbers of Civilians’: Biden to Permanently Seize Afghan Assets

by John Queally, published on CommonDreams, February 11, 2022 Humanitarians—including those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks of 2001—responded with condemnation Friday after it was reported that President Joe Biden has decided to permanently seize $7 billion of currently frozen Afghan assets even as the people of the war-torn and poverty-stricken nation suffer a broken economy, a collapsed[…]

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