Monday, May 23, 2022

Tag: Afghanistan

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.

The US failed in Afghanistan by trying to moralize with bullets...

Global South nations struggling with the effects of colonialism are ticking time bombs. Global North control creates simmering resentments and resistance.

Media forget Afghan plight as US sanctions drive mass famine risk

Afghan citizens have been plunged into a humanitarian crisis due in no small part to U.S. sanctions, but where is the outrage?

More tragedy in Afghanistan is just beginning after the US withdrawal

Afghan civilians have always disproportionately experienced the effects of war and they will now also disproportionately experience what may be an even worse peace — if one can even call it that.

‘Now is the time to be angry’

War is never over when it‘s over. And it would be wrong to simply leave Afghanistan and its people in the dust of our disastrous departure.

For Afghan women, the frightening return of ‘vice and virtue’

The Taliban are going back on their promise to respect women’s rights.

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The Ukraine war’s collateral damage

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In politics, money will always talk. Unless…

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Bill Baird’s battle for legalized abortion and Roe v. Wade

"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“