Are Western Wealthy Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan?

by Vijay Prashad, published on Countercurrents, January 15, 2022 On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, calling this effort, “the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance.” This amount is required “in the hope of shoring up collapsing[…]

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A New Years Tribute to Afghanistan

Mahmood Karimi Hakak, sent this Afghan song to his list this new year.  It is too beautiful to hoard, so I’m posting here as a  New Years greeting and a reminder of the indomitable spirit of the Afghan people.  Many thanks to Mahmood for sending along this beautiful bit of Afghan folklore.  [jb] Listen to the song: Translation: “I am[…]

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A Delusional Commitment to “Full Spectrum Dominance” is leading the U.S. and the World to Disaster

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 23, 2021 The 21st Century was supposed to be the century of continued and unchallenged global dominance by the U.S., at least that was the plan advanced by the right-wing political hacks at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Their optimism was understandable. With the dismantling of the Soviet[…]

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The U.S. Is Destroying the Lives of the People of Afghanistan

by Barry Sheppard, published on Socialist Action, November 22, 2021 When the U.S. left Afghanistan in August it also froze almost all foreign aid to the country. It has now come to light that the major part of the economy under the U.S. military and its puppet government was completely dependent on that foreign aid. In other words, the U.S.[…]

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Pakistan, Used and Discarded by the U.S. GWOT; Still in the Shadow of India 70 Years After Independence

We don’t talk about Pakistan very often since the U.S. was forced to stop drone bombing the Tribal Region 7 or 8 years ago.   Today, as I was searching youtube for the UNAC account, which I might add is very difficult to bring up even though I subscribe to it, due to search engine algorithm designed to suppressing ideas outside[…]

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Western Powers Strangle Ordinary Afghans with Economic Blockade

by Yanis Iqbal, published on Toward Freedom, September 29, 2021 This article is from a month ago, but the basic circumstances remain the same.  The primary change is that the SCO, which includes Afghanistan’s Central Asian neighbors along with Russia and China, has offered support to the Taliban with limited demands, those mentioned below.  The Central Asian countries have firmly[…]

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War is a Racist Enterprise

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 Racism is an unspoken rationale for U.S. imperialist actions. The U.S.’s failure to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power in Afghanistan sparked feelings of panic in the foreign policy establishment. Warmongers and their loyal servants made endless demands for the twenty-plus year occupation to continue indefinitely. Familiar faces from[…]

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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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Will Americans Who Were Right on Afghanistan Still Be Ignored?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas S. J. Davies, August 22, 2021 America’s corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating U.S. military defeat in Afghanistan. But very little of the criticism goes to the root of the problem, which was the original decision to militarily invade and occupy Afghanistan in the first place. That decision set in motion a[…]

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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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