• Assange’s extradition, escalation of the US 'war on terror' (2)

    Assange’s extradition, escalation of the US 'war on terror' (2)

    Mar 26, 2020 08:47

    WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents which exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. This indictment is recognized by free speech groups as an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment. In February, the first week of the UK hearing of the US request for Assange’s extradition revealed a scale of this "war" that goes well beyond press freedom.

  • Assange’s extradition, escalation of the US 'war on terror' (1)

    Assange’s extradition, escalation of the US 'war on terror' (1)

    Mar 25, 2020 14:43

    WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents which exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. This indictment is recognized by free speech groups as an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment. In February, the first week of the UK hearing of the US request for Assange’s extradition revealed a scale of this "war" that goes well beyond press freedom.

  • ‪So- called 'peace deal' is anything but: Critics warn US-Taliban deal exposes fallacies of endless war Paradigm‬‬

    ‪So- called 'peace deal' is anything but: Critics warn US-Taliban deal exposes fallacies of endless war Paradigm‬‬

    Mar 02, 2020 16:15

    While US President Donald Trump bragged on Saturday about an agreement signed by the U.S regime and the Taliban as a milestone towards ending the war in Afghanistan that has raged now for the nearly two decades—devastating the Afghan people and the wider region—Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the staunchest anti-war voices in Congress, denounced the deal as a little more than a sham.

  • Endless US war of aggression against Afghanistan not over yet

    Endless US war of aggression against Afghanistan not over yet

    Mar 01, 2020 11:23

    Preemptive war on Afghanistan was waged to control the country and its resources, potentially worth trillions of dollars in economic value. They include barite, chromite, coal, cobalt, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, enormous amounts of highly-valued lithium and other rare earth metals vital for high tech products, natural gas, oil, precious and semi-precious stones, potash, salt, sulfur, talc, zinc, among other minerals.

  • Taliban’s continued attacks show limits of US strategy in Afghanistan

    Taliban’s continued attacks show limits of US strategy in Afghanistan

    Feb 08, 2020 14:13

    The Taliban and other armed groups in Afghanistan carried out 8,204 attacks in the final quarter of the last year, 37 percent of which inflicted casualties. The tally is one of the few remaining public barometers for the United States’ war effort in Afghanistan after the American military command there stopped releasing or classified others.

  • Trump is the third president to lie about Afghan War success

    Trump is the third president to lie about Afghan War success

    Jan 19, 2020 09:38

    The Bush, Obama and Trump administrations all routinely lied to the American people about the success of the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

  • After 18 years of US occupation, poll finds zero percent of Afghans thriving, 85 percent “suffering”

    After 18 years of US occupation, poll finds zero percent of Afghans thriving, 85 percent “suffering”

    Jan 05, 2020 11:26

    The United States attacked Afghanistan in October 2001, invading just weeks after the suspicious September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.

  • The Afghanistan Papers give Trump what he needs to bring the troops home

    The Afghanistan Papers give Trump what he needs to bring the troops home

    Dec 27, 2019 14:07

    Over the next few months, 4,000 US troops will reportedly begin a phased drawdown from Afghanistan. That’s certainly a step in the right direction, but it still leaves 8,000-9,000 troops in harm’s way for no real reason.

  • The real lesson of Afghanistan is that regime change does not work

    The real lesson of Afghanistan is that regime change does not work

    Dec 24, 2019 17:47

    “It shouldn’t take 18 years for US officials to publicly admit that there is no military solution to a murderous and unwinnable war for which the US is politically and legally responsible. But the debacle in Afghanistan is only one case in a fundamentally flawed US policy with worldwide consequences”, says Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK for Peace in an article titled: The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work.

  • The Afghanistan fiasco and the decline and fall of the American military

    The Afghanistan fiasco and the decline and fall of the American military

    Dec 24, 2019 10:28

    The Afghan War’s true costs have never been precisely calculated, though they certainly exceed $1 trillion and counting.