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  • December 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Meeting briefly disrupted by protesting women
    PAN: Two women carrying a banner with slogans against the foreign military presence in Afghanistan briefly disrupted the Bonn Conference in Germany on Monday. The women entered made their way to the second-floor press gallery soon after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her speech to the gathering on Afghanistan's future direction.      Full news...

  • December 4, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters at Afghanistan conference demand faster troop withdrawal
    Deutsche Welle: Once again the future of Afghanistan is on the agenda. Ten years ago in Bonn, the issue was the deployment of NATO troops and the toppling of the Taliban. This time around, the summit on Monday is set to discuss the withdrawal of international forces by the end of 2014. For German peace activists this is not fast enough.      Full news...

  • December 4, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The price of politics in Afghanistan
    DW-world: Mahmood is 25 years old. He joined the Afghan Solidarity Party in 2007 while he was still studying French at Kabul University. As party spokesman he organizes student rallies in Kabul for democracy and against Afghan President Karzai - whom he calls corrupt - and the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • December 1, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans protest their country’s partnership with US
    Press TV: The afghan capital Kabul has been once again the scene of a massive demonstration against the strategic partnership issue between Afghanistan and the US. Recently, a Loya Jirga or Grand Council Meeting in Kabul gave the go-ahead to President Karzai to ink the strategic agreement with the U.S and it has greatly angered the local people.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Students Denounce Long-Term Pact With U.S.
    The Associated Press: More than 1,000 university students blocked a main highway in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday as they protested against any agreement that would allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after a planned transfer of authority in 2014. An assembly of more than 2,000 tribal elders and dignitaries known as a loya jirga endorsed the idea of such agreement in a conference that ended Saturday...      Full news...

  • November 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    No more deaths in Afghanistan: bring the troops home
    Green Left Weekly: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has urged Australians not to be overly concerned about the incident that left three Australian soldiers dead and five wounded in Afghanistan on October 29. But dissident veterans and ex-service people say that Gillard is dangerously deluded if she thinks what has happened lacks significance.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protestors accuse MP of grabbing their land
    PAN: Dozens of people protested on Wednesday against a public representative from Kabul in the Wolesi Jirga, lower house of Parliament, for grabbing their land in the Bagrami district. Nearly 100 people staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the Wolesi Jirga, blaming MP Allah Gul Mujahid for seizing 100 acres of their land in the Shanan Qala area of the district.      Full news...

  • October 22, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Executions in Iran spark protest in Kabul
    PAN: Dozens of residents staged a protest demonstration in the capital Kabul on Saturday against Iran’s refusal to hand over the bodies of Afghan prisoners executed in Iran. Calling for an end to the executions, the protesters, including relatives of 26 Afghans executed in the neighbouring country over the past two months, gathered before Parliament.      Full news...

  • October 21, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 protestors killed, 5 injured in Balkh
    PAN: Two men were killed and five others injured in gunfire at a protestors in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Friday. Hundreds of residents of the Sajjadia Township staged the protest for land ownership rights, blaming Deputy Governor Muhammad Zahir Wahdat and township director, Ghulam Rasul, for the resale of their plots.      Full news...


  • October 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans hold anti-U.S. rally on eve of war anniversary
    Reuters: Hundreds of Afghans marched through Kabul on Thursday, the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan, to condemn the United States as occupiers and demand the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops. About 300 men and women gathered early in the morning with placards and banners accusing the United States of “massacring” civilians while denouncing President Hamid Karzai as a puppet subservient to Washington.      Full news...

  • October 5, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A decade on and still we wait for peace
    Morning Star: Every day in Afghanistan there are 40 raids carried out by occupying troops on homes of people suspected of “terrorism” or “insurgency.” So every day 40 families suffer the indignity, humiliation and resentment that accompanies the targeting of those classed as terrorists. Afghanistan’s population is comparable to that of the US state of Texas.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    War criminal Burhanuddin Rabbani eulogized by Obama
    World War 4 Report: It is nonetheless sickening for being de rigueur to hear Barack Obama mourning the death of the war criminal Burhanuddin Rabbani as a “tragic loss.” Rabbani had recently been appointed to lead a “High Peace Council” to start negotiations with the Taliban. He was killed at his home in Kabul by a visitor with explosives hidden in his turban.      Full news...

  • September 17, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The True Nature of the War in Afghanistan
    The Bloody Crossroads: In her book, A Woman among Warlords, Malalai Joya speaks out on the real purpose of the United States’ occupation, and the war’s disastrous consequences. The Afghanistan war is not the good war we should have fought instead of Iraq. It is not about making us safer from terrorism. It is not about suffocating the rising tide of Islamic extremism. It is not about spreading women’s rights.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protestors want district chief sacked
    PAN: Hundreds of residents staged a protest against a district chief in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, demanding the official’s sacking for misusing his authority. The protestors accused the Khwahan district head, Zalmai Shah, of beating a civilian named Muhammad Karim without any reason, said Col. Fazil Ahmad Nazari, crime branch chief at the Badakhshan police headquarters.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Malalai Joya: Australia is making Afghanistan worse
    Green Left Weekly: Malalai Joya is a writer, activist and former parliamentarian in the national assembly of Afghanistan. Prior to speaking at two Overland events at the 2011 Melbourne Writers’ Festival, she discussed occupation and resistance in Afghanistan today.      Full news...

  • September 7, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Malalai Joya: an inconvenient truth
    ABC Online: Activist, writer and a former Afghan politician Malalai Joya is currently touring the country. She hasn’t yet had the ear of the Prime Minister or the Minister for Defence to discuss the plight of her people or the reality of the war in Afghanistan, but perhaps if Prime Minister Gillard broke bread with Joya she might gain some real insight into the consequences of Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Heratis Angered at Afghan Security Forces
    IWPR: Khadija sat by the grave of her only son Sayid, crying bitterly as her her husband attempted to comfort her. “A month ago, my son was coming out of school and crossing the road when a police Ranger vehicle hit and killed him, although the traffic light was red and vehicles were supposed to stop,” said the bereaved father, who lives in Herat in western Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISAF operation sparks protest in Ghazni
    PAN: Residents of southern Ghazni province protested on Saturday against the killing of four civilians during a nighttime operation by international troops. NATO-led troops killed the civilians during the offensive in the Ghonday area of Gilan district late on Thursday night, resident Zainullah told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • August 9, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul killings trigger angry protest
    AFP: Around 200 Afghans burned tyres and blocked key roads near the presidential palace on Tuesday in angry protests after at least three people were killed over a land dispute. The unrest flared just southeast of the Afghan capital Kabul when members of the Kuchi nomadic tribe clashed with guards working for a housing project linked to the family of lawmaker Qais Hasan.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Second NATO helicopter crashes; Afghans protest over killings
    Reuters: A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan's east on Monday but there were no apparent casualties, officials said, another stark reminder of the dangers of the war after 38 people were killed in an air incident, the largest single loss for foreign forces in 10 years. A worrying surge of military deaths is being matched by record casualties among civilians...      Full news...

  • August 4, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Paktia residents protest civilian death
    PAN: Residents of southeastern Paktia province protested against Afghan and foreign security forces on Thursday, a day after a civilian was killed by a mortar shell during a firefight between militants and coalition troops. Angered by the civilian death in the Zazai Aryub district, some 300 men blocked the Zazai Aryub-Gardez highway as a mark of protest.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds rally against Pakistan cross border attacks
    PAN: Hundreds of people, including women, attended a Monday rally in Jalalabad to protest cross-border attacks from Pakistan. Nearly 500 people took to the streets chanting anti-Pakistan slogans to protest the shelling that has killed scores of people and displaced hundreds of others in the eastern provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar and Khost.      Full news...

  • July 5, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds rally in Kunar against Pakistani attacks
    PAN: Hundreds of people took to the streets here on Tuesday to condemn cross- border attacks into eastern Kunar province from Pakistan. Pakistani forces have been firing rockets, missiles and artillery shells into villages in Kunar. So far a number of people have been killed and wounded and hundreds more displaced by the shelling.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brian Haw: The ultimate protester
    Politics.co.uk: Early on Saturday Brian Haw died of lung cancer. It was the end of a life whose last ten years had been among the most unusual in modern British history. He had devoted himself to a solitary protest against Britain's foreign policy, earning himself an unusual place in the history books. His dogged unshakeable stubbornness was as British as the red buses constantly passing by.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Karzai accuses U.S. of using DU weapons in Afghanistan
    Mehr News Agency: The president launched an attack against the U.S.-NATO forces occupying his country on Saturday, saying the motives behind their presence were suspect and complained that their weaponry was polluting his country, The New York Times reported. “Every time when their planes fly it makes smoke, when they drop bombs they have chemical materials in them, our people get killed but also our environment is damaged,” Karzai said.      Full news...

  • June 9, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Majority in U.S. say leave Afghanistan
    UPI: Just over half of U.S. adults favor pulling out of Afghanistan while one-third think U.S. troops should remain, a poll released Thursday indicated. The Harris poll for BBC World News America found 51 percent do not believe U.S. policies in Afghanistan are likely to succeed while 14 percent say they will.      Full news...


  • May 21, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    German Soldiers Fired Deliberately at Protesters
    Spiegel Online: Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, has released new and explosive details about a violent altercation between demonstrators and German soldiers in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, including two German soldiers. In a statement posted on its website Friday morning, the military contradicted its earlier claims and admitted that German soldier had deliberately fired upon the demonstrators.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds rally against NATO forces in Logar
    PAN: Hundreds of residents of Charkh district in central Logar province on Friday protested against NATO-led forces for arresting two sons of a prayer leader. Foreign troops on Thursday night detained the two sons of Maulvi Sahibzada, prayer leader of the district’s main mosque, in the Bazar area during an operation.      Full news...



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