Afghanistan: Civilian Deaths Hit Record High, Says UN

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, according to the United Nations. In the latest figures released on [...]

Resisting War Through Education And Local Cooperatives

By Kathy Kelly, Intrepid Report. -

War profiteers deliver hellish realities and futile prospects, but the Afghan Peace Volunteers have not given up on bettering their country. In recent visits to Kabul, we’ve listened as they [...]

On Purpose, In Kabul

By Kathy Kelly, Vcnv.org -

Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” “The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan [...]

A Mile In Their Shoes

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

This past Friday in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, Hazara girls joined young Pashto boys to sing Afghanistan’s national anthem as a welcome to Pashto men walking 400 miles from Helmand to Kabul. [...]

Teen Solidarity Against The Merchants Of Death

By Kathy Kelly, Dissidentvoice.org -

Here in Kabul, as the rising sun begins to warm our chilly rooms, I hear excited laughter from downstairs. Rosemary Morrow, a renowned Australian permaculture expert, has begun teaching [...]

The Kids The World Forgot

By Ken Hannaford-Ricardi, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Every Friday morning, roughly 100 of these forgotten children sit in noisy - sometimes raucous - groups of seven to ten in a large, unheated classroom, discussing and brainstorming human rights - [...]

Putting The ‘War’ In The ‘War On Terror’

By Tom Englehardt, -

By Tom Englehardt for Tom Dispatch. Consider the latest news from America's war zones, still spreading across the Greater Middle East and Africa. The U.S. military is now reportedly building up [...]

ICC Prosecutor Seeks To Investigate US Crimes In Afghanistan

By Staff, icc-cpi.int -

By Staff of ICC - Today, the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been assigned to a Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court ('ICC' or the 'Court'), following my [...]

CIA In Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

By Matthew Hoh, www.counterpunch.org -

By Matthew Hoh for Counter Punch - These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the death squads of Central America and the Shia torture [...]

No To War Call To Action

By Staff, www.notowar.net -

By Staff of No To War - The Afghan war, which has been a thoroughly bipartisan effort, was originally railed against by Donald Trump when he was running for president. He claimed to be against [...]

Newsletter: As US Empire Fails, Trump Expands A Quagmire

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Many ask why are we still at war in Afghanistan: Osama bid Laden is dead, other alleged 9-11 attack attackers are caught or killed. [...]

Korea, Afghanistan And The Never Ending War Trap

By Pepe Escobar, www.counterpunch.org -

By Pepe Escobar for Counterpunch. A China-North Korea mutual defense treaty has been in effect since 1961. Under this framework, Beijing’s response to Trump’s “fire and fury” was a thing of [...]

The Hard Numbers On The War In Afghanistan Trump Left Out Of His Speech

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - Last night, President Trump was expected to announce that he would be sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, where the United States has been at war [...]

Trump’s Afghan War Speech: More Of The Same, With More Killing

By W.J. Astore, www.bracingviews.com -

By W.J. Astore for Bracing Views - Actually, the consequences of an American withdrawal are both unpredictable and (most probably) acceptable. Sure, terrorist organizations may gain impetus from [...]