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The Taliban’s Opium Eradication

by Alan MacLeod, published on Consortium News, August 15, 2023 The Taliban government in Afghanistan – the nation that until recently produced 90 percent of the world’s heroin – has drastically reduced opium cultivation across the country. Western sources estimate an up to 99 percent reduction in some provinces. This raises serious questions about the seriousness of U.S. drug eradication[…]

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U.S. Post 9/11 Wars Caused 4.5 Million Deaths, Displaced 38-60 Million People, Study Shows

by Ben Norton, published on Black Agenda Report, May 24, 2023 Wars the US waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya and Somalia following September 11, 2001 caused at least 4.5 million deaths and displaced 38 to 60 million people, with 7.6 million children starving today, according to studies by Brown University. Originally published in Geopolitical Economy . The[…]

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Afghanistan News Update

Black Alliance for Peace, Published on Black Agenda Report,  February 1, 2023 Propaganda continues to justify the U.S./EU-backed economic war on Afghanistan, which the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has argued constitutes a crime against humanity . That is why the BAP Solidarity Network’s Afghanistan Committee has steadfastly shone a light on the invasion and 20-year war, its devastating consequences,[…]

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The Longest War in U.S. History Has Left a Failed State in Afghanistan

by Lisa Sorush published on CovertAction Magazine, December 29, 2023 We cannot forget Afghanistan.  It is crystal clear evidence of the U.S. impunity heartlessness in destroying a Afghanistan is in the midst of a severe crisis as a result of the 20-year U.S.-NATO war which culminated in a return to the status quo—that is the return of the Taliban to[…]

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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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