Remnants Of War

By Kathy Kelly, Intrepid Report. -

Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the [...]

Remnants Of War

By Kathy Kelly, Vcnv.org -

Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of  a peace agreement that might stop the [...]

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and Afghan Peace Volunteers, Dissidentvoice.org -

We’re the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, and we have three dreams. Our three dreams are about reuniting with nature and 7.7 billion other human beings! Our dreams aren’t prescriptions. They’re [...]

Peace Is A Word That The West Has Taken From The Afghans

By Vijay Prashad, Globe Trotter -

It’s difficult to explain the nature of the Afghanistan peace talks. There is no single table with the combatants arrayed on either side. Talks are not even taking place in the same city, since [...]

After Nearly 40 Years, Time To Let Afghanistan Decide Its Own Future

By Matin Baraki, Open Democracy -

In Afghanistan as elsewhere, external factors have not solved the conflict. On the contrary, foreign interests have been transported to Afghanistan and in this way, political solutions have been [...]

The Revelations Of WikiLeaks: No. 2 —The Leak That ‘Exposed The True Afghan War’

By Elizabeth Vos, Consortiumnews.com -

Three months after it published the “Collateral Murder” video, WikiLeaks on July 25, 2010 released a cache of secret U.S. documents on the war in Afghanistan. It revealed the suppression of [...]

US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians Than The Taliban

By Alexander Rubinstein, Mintpressnews.com -

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — For the first time in recorded history, the U.S. and the Afghan government, whose forces are trained by Americans, killed more civilians than did the Taliban in the first [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

‘Shameful’: Trump Admin Revokes ICC Prosecutor’s Visa Over Probe Of Potential US War Crimes In Afghanistan

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office said she will continue her work for the Hague-based tribunal "without fear or favor." In a move human rights defenders decried as "shameful," the Trump [...]

American Soldiers Aren’t Dying For Our Freedom In Syria, Iraq And Afghanistan.

By Jerrod A Laber, Independent.co.uk -

President Trump has promised repeatedly to end “endless wars,” during both his campaign and his tenure so far in office. Despite this rhetoric, endless — and, frankly, pointless —wars are, sadly, [...]

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World

By Dr. Hakim, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and [...]

The Taliban Is Ascendant As Afghanistan Hangs In The Balance

By Zubeida Mustafa, Truthdig.com -

The tables have turned. The Taliban, the militants who sheltered the 9/11 attackers and earned the wrath of America, are now meeting their arch-nemesis in Doha, Qatar. Conducting the talks is [...]

What It Really Takes To Secure Peace In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Kabul - Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APV), which hosted my recent visit to Afghanistan, rolled up his sleeve to show me a still-healing three-inch wound. Thieves had broken [...]

Defying War And Defining Peace In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On Jan. 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a [...]

Who Should Negotiate Peace In Afghanistan?

By Kathy Kelly, Progressive.org -

In January 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a [...]