20 Years of Post 9/11 Amnesia

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2021 Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten. The constant demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of September 11, 2001 is rather laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of[…]

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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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U.S. Government Owes Afghan Civilians for Past 20 Years of War and Brutal Impoverishment

by Kathy Kelly, published on Covert Action, August 2, 2021 In mid-July, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul. They feared Taliban militants would attack them in Bamiyan. Over the past decade, I have gotten to know a grandmother who recalls fleeing Talib fighters in the[…]

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How U.S. and Afghan Government Propaganda Have Shaped Our Understanding of the War

by Sangar Paykhar, published on Afghan Eye, May 29, 2021 An interesting piece where a native Afghan presents a U.S. Military Analyst’s explanation of how opportunistic and self referential assertions by these 2 confederates (The U.S. military and the Afghan puppet government) are far from the understanding and interests of most Afghan people. [jb] Recently, the US Central Command reported[…]

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“The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, May 14, 2021 A nice research piece that soundly rebuts an outrageous attack from the faux left on UNAC and other anti-imperialist antiwar organizations and press outlets. [jb] “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools” is the title of a pitiful and tragically flawed signed statement that appeared on the[…]

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Imperialism in the Name of ‘Water Preservation’

by Jason Cohen, published on Workers World, April 22, 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris, while appearing with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, made a stunning remark that illuminated the perilous future ahead due to climate change. Discussing the need for policies to bolster the crumbling infrastructure that is needed to provide adequate water supply nationwide, Harris said: “For years there were[…]

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European Union Screams at Eritrea

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 24, 2021 The US bid for sanctions against Eritrea was rebuked by the UN Security Council, so the imperial bloc had to settle for European sanctions against the fiercely independent African government. “The peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, moving forward, is now unbreakable.” The European Union (EU) came out “screaming on[…]

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