Reckoning And Reparations In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, The Progressive Magazine. -

Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul out of fear of attacks by Taliban [...]

Afghanistan War Outcome

By Gilbert Mercier, News Junkie Post. -

The Iraqi geopolitical analyst, Ali Fahim, recently said in an interview with The Tehran Times: “The arrival of [newly elected Iranian President] Ebrahim Raisi at the helm of power gives a great [...]

CIA Stories: Death Squads In Afghanistan

By Abby Martin, The Empire Files. -

As the US Empire makes its major military retreat from Afghanistan, learn about the CIA forces that will be staying behind. And their disturbing 20-year track record of war crimes. Perhaps [...]

How The CIA Turned Afghanistan Into A Failed Narco-State

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Afghanistan - The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even warned that the economic dislocation could spark widespread [...]

What Critics Of The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Get Wrong

Within hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly [...]

Making International Workers’ Day A Day Of Action Against Imperialism

By the Black Alliance for Peace, Popular Resistance. -

War, repression, and imperialism characterize the objective plight of billions of humans still gripped by the vicious colonial-capitalist world system. May 1 is the day laboring classes claim for [...]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, The Progressive. -

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in [...]

Biden Drops Afghan Mess To Target China, Russia

By Finian Cunningham, Sputnik News. -

President Joe Biden’s administration is the sixth one to have presided over the 20-year US war in Afghanistan. And he is the fourth president to have overseen America’s “longest war”. Two [...]

Biden Plans To Stay In Afghanistan Past May 1 Deadline

By Matthew Petty, Responsible Statecraft. -

The Biden administration is planning to keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan past an agreed-upon May 1 deadline to withdraw, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday to a [...]

The Taliban MLB Franchise Favored To Win It All

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (Ret.), AntiWar.com. -

Let the record show that the almighty American military machine was soundly defeated by an enemy that didn’t like fighting either in the dark or cold. Talk about bad medicine that’s good for a [...]

On Contact: America’s Endless War

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Erik Edstrom, combat veteran and former platoon commander, about America's endless war. Edstrom is a decorated soldier who led combat missions in [...]

Withdrawing US Troops From Afghanistan Is Only A Start

By Phyllis Bennis, The Nation. -

In recent months talk of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has increased once again. It’s not the first time during the course of the nearly two-decades-long war that we’ve heard this, and at [...]

A Global Demand To 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out Of Afghanistan

By David Swanson, Antiwar.com. -

The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Jimmy Carter’s Foreign Policy Record Reveals Hope And Cynicism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

When the Carter presidency comes up, so does a dark moment in American history: the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981. This was, however, not the only significant moment in Jimmy Carter’s foreign [...]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

By Abby Martin, The Empire Files. -

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump's promise to end the Afghanistan War; what's really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential [...]