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  • October 19, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tribal militias accused of forcefully taking usher
    PAN: Residents of northern Baghlan province have accused tribal militias, hired by government, of forcefully taking usher from them. Nearly 100 residents from different districts on Sunday gathered in front of provincial police headquarters in the capital city, Pul-i-Khumri, asking police to help them against the militias. One of the residents, Juma Khan, 50, said militias forcefully took money from residents in Khwaja Khan village.      Full news...


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  • October 12, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan going “from worse to worse”
    Straight Goods News: Those who feel it is good news that the Afghanistan government is secretly negotiating with the Taliban won't get any reassurance from Malalai Joya. A year after her last visit to Canada, the outspoken former member of Afghanistan's parliament risks her life every day by speaking out against the three threats to her people: warlords, the Taliban and outside occupiers.      Full news...


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  • October 11, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan activist makes call in for end to “occupation” of her country
    Calgary Herald: An outspoken critic of NATO and the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, as well as that country's youngest woman elected to parliament, was in Calgary on the weekend, appealing for Canadians to open their minds and support democracy in the war-torn nation. Malalai Joya was invited to speak at the University of Calgary on Sunday by the Afghan Canadian Students’ Association.      Full news...


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  • October 7, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters rally against war in Afghanistan
    Washington Square News: Peace activists held an anti-war press conference at the CUNY Graduate Center yesterday, marking the ninth anniversary of the U.S.-NATO invasion of Afghanistan. The group of veterans, community groups and global justice organizations said U.S. military presence in Afghanistan did not benefit anyone.      Full news...


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  • September 30, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Most Canadians agree it’s time to leave Afghanistan: Global poll
    Global New: Most Canadians support Ottawa’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan next year, according to an exclusive poll for Global News. Sixty-one per cent of respondents to the TV network’s “Canada’s Pulse” poll say all Canadian troops need to come home, while 28 per cent think Canada should leave some troops behind to train Afghan police and soldiers. Just 11 per cent want to extend the mission.      Full news...


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  • September 25, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Laghman civilian deaths spark protest
    PAN: Protestors in eastern Laghman province said on Saturday civilians were also among 30 people killed in an ongoing coalition operation in the Alishang district. More than 250 Afghan army, police and coalition personnel conducted the air assault in the Alishang district on Friday after they came under small arms fire, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.      Full news...


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  • August 25, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest against Spanish after deadly shooting
    AFP: Hundreds of angry Afghans tried to storm a small NATO base in the far northwest Wednesday after a shootout left three Spaniards and an Afghan police trainee dead, officials said. Hundreds of Afghan men then tried to over-run the Spanish-administered base in protest at the killing of the local officer, in an incident that left more than two dozen men injured, police and doctors said.      Full news...


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  • August 19, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Stage Protests Against NATO in E Afghanistan
    Tolo News: Dozens of Afghans rallied Wednesday shouting anti-American slogans for the killing of civilians in NATO operations in eastern Afghanistan. Angry protesters in the eastern Nangarhar province rallied on Wednesday morning for the killing of two civilians and the arrest of three others by foreign forces in the province's Surkhroad district on Tuesday night.      Full news...


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  • August 12, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan villages protest over Nato “civilian killings”
    BBC News: Villagers have held a protest over the deaths of three brothers allegedly killed in a raid by Nato-led forces in the eastern Afghan province of Wardak. They said those killed overnight in Sayed Abad district were innocent. Nato rejected the allegation, saying it had killed several suspected insurgents and detained a local Taliban commander.      Full news...


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  • August 7, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Afghan anti-war movement grows
    Rabble.ca: Coverage of Afghanistan's burgeoning anti-war movement is sadly quite scarce, though we have seen in this space some of the more interesting reporting (see here for example). Lately, however, there have been developments which shed some interesting light on the (mostly) non-violent Afghan anti-war movement. The Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) has a platform dedicated to "women's rights, democracy, and secular society, a disarming of the country, and freedom of the press," according to a spokesperson interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls.      Full news...


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  • August 6, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Don’t exploit women to justify war, says Afghan activist
    RFI: The war in Afghanistan is not going well for the US and its allies, as the recent WikiLeaks revelations have shown. So should US President Barack Obama keep his commitment to start withdrawal next year? Some American media are asking if that means leaving Afghan women to the mercies of the Taliban. One Afghan woman activist tells RFI that she is suspicious of such claims.      Full news...


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  • August 4, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    President Obama sinks in polls over Afghanistan war policies
    Daily News Washington Bureau: Americans rank President Obama's handling of the Afghan war even lower than his stewardship of the economy, new poll says. Only 36% backed Obama's war policies, down from 48% in February, compared with his 39% rating on the economy, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Tuesday.      Full news...


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  • August 1, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Campaigners try to force MoD to court over Afghan killings
    The Guardian: The prospect of a judicial review into previously covered-up civilian shootings in Afghanistan has opened up after human rights campaigners launched an attempt to take the Ministry of Defence to court. This follows the disclosure in the Guardian that a series of unusual civilian shootings involving two British army units, are documented in last week's WikiLeaks publication of thousands of leaked US military files.      Full news...


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  • August 1, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest civilian deaths, American presence and NATO bombardments
    The Washington Post: Afghans marched through the streets of Kabul on Sunday morning chanting anti-American slogans and denouncing NATO bombardments and the American presence in Afghanistan. Carrying banners that described America as the "guardian and master of [the] ruling Mafia in Afghanistan," and displaying images of burned and bandaged children      Full news...


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  • July 30, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Angry Afghan Mob torches US embassy vehicles after deadly crash in Kabul
    Aljazeera: Rioters in the Afghan capital have set fire to two US embassy vehicles shouting "death to America" after one of the SUVs collided with a civilian car killing a number of passengers, officials and witnesses have said. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd of angry Afghans who threw stones and chanted "death to Karzai" in reference to Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president.      Full news...


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  • July 24, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Leader Malalai Joya is Resistance personified
    The News: Afghan leader Malalai Joya is resistance personified. She is the most vocal critic of both US occupation of Afghanistan and the ruling warlords. At the same time, she speaks dismissively of the Taliban: "Their violence is no resistance". However, Malalai Joya hardly grabs headlines in the Pakistani media that often glorifies the mindless violence of the Taliban. But she is a household name in Afghanistan and a known figure internationally. She was called "Afghanistan's most famous women" by the BBC a few years ago.      Full news...


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  • June 29, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.S. dog raid rumor sparks violent Afghan clash
    Reuters: Afghan police clashed on Tuesday with dozens of stone-throwing protesters who gathered at a religious school on the outskirts of the capital to complain about arrests by foreign forces. Reuters witnesses saw police firing rounds into the air and on the ground to disperse the protesters, and also what appeared to be three lifeless bodies being carried away by a police vehicle.      Full news...


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  • May 20, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest against execution of political prisoners by Iranian regime
    Radio Zamaneh: Hundreds of Afghan citizens staged a protest in Herat against the execution of political prisoners by the Islamic Republic burning posters of Ayatollah Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The demonstration was organized by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan and protesters chanted slogans against Iranian officials. They also carried images of political executions in Iran, and the death of Neda Agha-Soltan as well as pictures of numerous political prisoners in Iran.      Full news...


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  • May 17, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian Casualties Raise Afghan Ire at U.S.
    TIME: Local witnesses interviewed by TIME say the nighttime raid by U.S. forces killed eight residents of this sun-baked farming village in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. military insists that the operation in Koshkaky targeted insurgents active in the area, including a Taliban sub-commander who was killed. But ordinary Afghans are more inclined to believe the worst. As word of the incident spread Friday morning, street protests erupted...      Full news...

  • May 14, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest against NATO, say 12 civilians killed
    AFP: ‌Hundreds of angry protesters staged a protest Friday in eastern Afghanistan, accusing NATO forces of killing a dozen civilians during an overnight raid. Around 300 protesters in the Surkh Rod district of Nangahar province chanted “Death to Shairzai (the provincial governor), (Afghan President Hamid) Karzai and the Americans” as they threw stones at the district administration offices.      Full news...

  • May 13, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest against “refugee executions” in Iran
    BBC News: Thousands of Afghans have protested in the eastern city of Jalalabad against the alleged executions of a number of Afghan refugees in Iran. Demonstrators rallied in front of the Iranian consulate, shouting slogans and throwing eggs. This is the fifth and largest anti-Iran protest in Afghanistan in a fortnight.      Full news...

  • May 13, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US actors, intellectuals protest Obama “crimes”
    AFP: US actors and liberal intellectuals joined a list to be published Friday of nearly 2,000 people accusing President Barack Obama of allowing human rights violations and war crimes. The statement, published as a paid advertisement, accuses Obama, who was elected in 2008 with the enthusiastic support of US liberals, of continuing Bush's controversial approach to human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in domestic security.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Losing Afghan hearts and minds
    Asia Times Online: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is losing hearts and minds in Afghanistan, according to a report by the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) that gives a clear signal of the dangers of the military operation against Kandahar planned for this summer. Contrary to its stated objectives of protecting the population from insurgents, NATO is actually raising the likelihood that poor Afghans will join the Taliban      Full news...

  • May 6, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans demonstrate against Iranian ‘ill-treatment’
    BBC News: Hundreds of Afghans have demonstrated against alleged ill-treatment and executions of a number Afghan refugees by the Iranian authorities. Their protest follows a recent visit by a delegation of Afghan MPs to Iran to assess the plight of one million Afghans who live in the country. Several thousand have been arrested by the Iranian authorities and hundreds are reported to be on death row.      Full news...

  • April 30, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon Report: The Afghan Bus is in a Ditch
    The Huffington Post: What to do with Afghanistan? Despite President Obama's 30,000 strong troop surge and millions of dollars being poured in, the Afghan bus has not managed to extricate itself from the ditch it has been stuck in. The Pentagon's report to Congress yesterday underlines what most people already know: the population "sympathizes with or supports the Afghan government" in only 24% of the key parts of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • April 26, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan no just war
    Toronto Star: After all that has happened in Afghanistan, all the innocents that have been murdered, villages destroyed, women kidnapped and sold into the sex trade, little boys and girls getting kidnapped and also sold into the sex trade, people like Allan Woods are still trying to convince us that we Canadians are fighting a just war.      Full news...

  • April 25, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protestors burn 16 NATO tankers in Logar to protest killing of civilains
    PAN: Around 1,000 people Sunday poured onto the streets against the killing of three members of a family in a coalition operation in the central province of Logar, the second demonstration against US troops in two days. The angry residents, chanting slogans against the United States and the provincial administration, blocked the Logar-Gardez highway in the Nasir village near Pul-i-Alam and burnt 16 tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led forces.      Full news...

  • April 23, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Killing of Five Afghan Civilians by US Troops Sparks Protest in Logar
    PAN: Hundreds of angry residents took to the streets against the killing of five civilians in a predawn US-led coalition operation in the central province of Logar on Friday. But the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) called the dead militants, who were shot dead in a fierce gunbattle with the combined force. Also, two US service members died of wounds suffered in the firefight.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan War ‘A Waste of Blood and Treasure’
    OpedNews.com: As all wars are not morally objectionable, not all wars are permissible. However, even in the situation where use of force becomes permissible, there are certain essential and universally accepted principles that need to be abided... Judging from the above principles, the eight-year-old US war against Afghanistan trampled every accepted norms and standard conduct of war; a war bereft of reason and uncalled for.      Full news...



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