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  • March 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Inevitable injustices in unjust war
    ABC News: Lately, we have been asked to believe that quite a few events in Afghanistan are anomalies, and should not be taken as more broadly representative of anything. Accidents happen, and sometimes really bad things happen, but they don’t reflect anything deeper about our war that should trouble us.      Full news...

  • March 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Alemanno receives an Afghan criminal
    Globalist.it: We cringe when we read of medieval codes passed by the Afghan government against women. But soon we focus on political figures who are the authors and are taking that country back in history, who are replacements of the Taliban, who had been temporarily removed from power by the military intervention of 2001.      Full news...

  • March 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans hold anti-US demonstration
    Manoramaonline: Hundreds of angry protesters Saturday chanted anti-US slogans demanding prosecution of foreign troops at a rally in Afghanistan, Press TV reported. The rally was held in the northeastern town of Tagab in Kapisa province protesting the presence of US-led forces in the country.      Full news...

  • February 19, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sar-i-Pul residents warn governor against return
    PAN: Residents of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Sunday warned of staging a series of protests if the governor, currently in Kabul, returned to his office. Several protests had been held against Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati over the past two months, leading the central government to send in delegations to look into the demonstrators’ demands.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Driven Away by a War, Now Stalked by Winter’s Cold
    The New York Times: The following children froze to death in Kabul over the past three weeks after their families had fled war zones in Afghanistan for refugee camps here: Mirwais, son of Hayatullah Haideri. He was 1 ½ years old and had just started to learn how to walk, holding unsteadily to the poles of the family tent before flopping onto the frozen ridges of the muddy floor.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan night raid sparks anti-US protest
    AFP: Hundreds of people took to the streets in a town in northeastern Afghanistan Thursday in protest over a night raid by Afghan and NATO forces that allegedly killed six civilians, an official said. A woman and a child were among the dead in the air and ground raid on Dewa Gul Vally, a Taliban stronghold in the Chawki district of Kunar province, on Monday night, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi told AFP.      Full news...

  • December 28, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    600 prisoners on hunger strike in Takhar
    PAN: Hundreds of prisoners on Wednesday went on hunger strike against a delay in investigation of their cases and poor living conditions in the central jail in northern Takhar province. The jail superintendent, Brig. Gen. Abdul Rab, confirmed 600 inmates had gone on hunger strike. He said they were trying to convince the prisoners into calling off their strike.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kunar residents protest night house searches
    PAN: Residents of a remote valley in eastern Kunar province on Monday protested against night-time searches of their homes by international troops and Afghan commandos. In front of the provincial council office in Asadabad, a large number of residents of the Shonkray valley in Sarkano district warned of joining opposition forces if the government failed to address their concerns.      Full news...

  • December 10, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Kabul, hundreds rally for trial of war criminals
    PAN: Hundreds of people rallied in Kabul on Saturday, International Human Rights Day, calling for trying war criminals. A large number of women took part in the rally organised by the Social Association of Afghan Justice Seekers (SAAJS). Carrying photos of war victims, the demonstrators asked the government to bring to justice people involved in mass murder over the past three decades.      Full news...

  • 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...



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