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 [...]

Seven Gates Of Damascus And Concrete Walls Of Kabul

By Andre Vltchek, Informationclearinghouse.info -

In Syria, it may be autumn now, but almost the entire country is blossoming again, literally rising from ashes. Two thousand miles east from there, Afghanistan is smashed against its ancient [...]

As Trump Orders US Out Of Afghanistan, Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout.org -

Politicians and pundits alike have roundly criticized Donald Trump for stating he will pull our troops out of Syria and cut US forces in Afghanistan by half. James Mattis immediately resigned as [...]

Global Looter: US To Take Afghanistan’s Minerals To Defray Costs

By Ariyana Love, Middle East Rising. -

The Companies of United States are planning to extract Afghanistan’s enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan [...]

What’s Behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced For Syria And Afghanistan?

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org -

The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars [...]

Trump Surpasses Record For Most Bombs Dropped In One Year In Afghanistan, Over 5,200

By Niall McCarthy, Forbes.com -

17 years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, half of Afghanistan has been retaken by the Taliban and the war is dragging on. ISIS have also become increasingly active in [...]

Four Arrested Blocking Military Drone Base

By Shirley Osgood and Toby Blomé, Popular Resistance. -

Beale Air Force Base, near Wheatland – Four demonstrators were arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 30, as they opposed the ongoing 17-year U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan and U.S. occupation of one [...]

Enough Folded Flags: Military Families Speak Out Against The Afghanistan War

By Stacy Bannerman, Otherwords.org -

You’d hardly know it from the news, but we’ve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7. Unfortunately, America’s amnesia didn’t prevent Command [...]

Suicide Rate Surging Among Afghanistan Iraq War Veterans

By Whitney Webb, Mintpress News. -

Washington - New data released Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs has shown that the suicide rate among young military veterans continues to climb, despite a decline in the overall [...]

17 Years Of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

There are, as far as I know, no polls on the percentage of people in the United States who know that the war is still going on, but it seems to be pretty low. Polling Report lists no polls at all [...]

The U.S. Goes To War Against The ICC To Cover Up Alleged War Crimes In Afghanistan

By Murtaza Hussain, Theintercept.com -

September 16, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  The United States has never been a friend of the International Criminal Court. While relations between the U.S. and the ICC have fluctuated over [...]