Monday, July 15, 2024

Tag: Afghanistan

Taliban extends ban on Afghan women working to include UN’s mission in...

The extended ban comes after the Taliban, who regained power in 2021, placed a ban on most NGO workers in December 2022.

Pentagon doc reveals US lied about Afghan civilians killed in 2021...

One Amnesty International campaigner called the new report "more evidence that we need a huge change in how the U.S. uses lethal force and assesses and reveals its consequences."

NPR devotes almost two hours to Afghanistan over two weeks—and 30...

If NPR cared about the Afghan people, its coverage would be aimed at informing listeners about how their country’s policies are dramatically hurting Afghans.

As Afghanistan faces economic crisis, U.S. could help prevent mass starvation...

“At least preventing starvation in Afghanistan is still our duty.”

‘Totally unacceptable’: US rejecting 90% of Afghans seeking asylum under humanitarian...

"We don't feel safe," lamented one Afghan asylum-seeker whose brothers translated for U.S. invasion forces. "We don't know what will happen in an hour. We don't know what will happen tomorrow."

U.S. sanctions on Afghanistan could be deadlier than 20 years of...

The collective punishment of Afghans is hideously wrong -- and the Biden administration can ease it with the stroke of a pen.

Biden’s $7 billion Afghan heist

“We can’t bring our loved ones back, but we can save the lives of people in Afghanistan by advocating that the Biden Administration release this money to its rightful owners: the Afghan people.”

Afghan Central Bank calls US theft of $7 billion ‘injustice to...

What Biden is doing, said Askaryar "is not justice for 9/11 families," but rather the "theft of public funds from an impoverished nation already on the brink of famine and starvation brought on by the United States' disastrous withdraw" in 2021.

‘Death sentence for untold numbers of civilians’: Biden to permanently seize...

"[Biden] says they'll ask a judge to establish a fund for part of the money to be used for humanitarian purposes in Afghanistan—at some point. But the problem is that more than 22 million Afghans are facing starvation today."

Ominous history in real time: Where we are now in the...

This article is adapted from the new edition of Norman Solomon’s book “Made Love, Got War,” just published as a free e-book.

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Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.