2021-10-09: News Headlines

Families Belong Together, partners (2021-10-09). Tuesday 10/12: Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum. indybay.org Call to action on Zoom…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It Was An Act Of Self Defense. "America Was Attacked By An 'Unnamed Foreign Power' On 9/11" southfront.org October 7, 2001. Afghanistan is invaded under the doctrine of "self-defense" Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Originally published on Global…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Global Research: Defeat Or Victory? The War On Afghanistan (2001-2021). southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on — U.S. Vice President…

Zack Kopplin (2021-10-08). The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency. globalresearch.ca

Michael Welch (2021-10-08). Defeat or Victory? The War on Afghanistan (2001-2021). globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). Legislation In Limbo. Dem Caucus In Disarray. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | With inflation rising, the border crisis worsening, and Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, President Biden's approval numbers are bad and getting worse. In a Quinnipiac poll released this week only 38% of those surveyed approved of the president's job performance. On the Economy Biden's approval rating is 39%, taxes 37%, immigration 25%, and foreign policy 34%. Of those polled only 42% believed the Biden Administration was competent. On the congressional front the Quinnipiac poll found that Americans favor Republicans ove…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). Taliban Lacks Necessary Finances To Deliver Functioning Government. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageAfghanistan has little economic prospects after 20 years of war. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The U.S. could not vanquish the Taliban, failed to defeat Al-Qaeda, and were unsuccessful in leaving behind a pluralistic, tolerant and economically-sustainable Afghan state. Washington failed to induce good governance in Afghanistan and to stop Pakistan's multifaceted support for the Taliban. After twenty years of war with the U.S., the Taliban now confronts the hard challenge of governing and managing the economy. | Formal legal incomes make up a small p…

_____ (2021-10-08). Europa Scorned and Forsaken. strategic-culture.org Does Europe possess the energy and the humility to look itself in the mirror, and re-position itself diplomatically? | Two events have combined to make a major inflection point for Europe: The first was America's abandonment of the Great Game ploy of attempting to keep the two Central Asian great land powers — Russia and China — divided and at odds with each other. This was the inexorable consequence to the US' defeat in Afghanistan — and the loss of its last strategic foothold in Asia. | Washington's response was a reversion to that old nineteenth century geo-political tactic of maritime contai…

Global Research News (2021-10-08). Selected Articles: Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca By CIA responded by preparing to foil Assange's possible Russian-assisted departure to include potential gun battles with Moscow's spies on …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-08). At Least 50 Killed In Suicide Attack That Targeted Shiite Mosque In Northern Afghanistan (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 8, a large blast rocked a crowded Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers. | The blast was reportedly caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosive belt among worshippers inside the mosque. | "Today in the afternoon, in the Khanabad Bandar area in the capital city of Kunduz, a blast targeted a mosque belonging to our Shia citizens and martyred and wounded a number of our compatriots," Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the T…

David Swanson (2021-10-08). CrossTalk | Military accountability? warisacrime.org "The Biden administration's decision to leave Afghanistan was correct and long overdue. However, the way America's longest war ended is a different question. It was a botched affair. The generals will most likely never be held to account. But a lone Marine lieutenant colonel does face a court martial. Is this justice? CrossTalking with Medea …

John Sifton (2021-10-08). How to Avert Afghanistan's Food and Economic Crises. counterpunch.org Afghanistan's humanitarian situation is spiraling into catastrophe. Millions of Afghans are now facing severe economic stress and food insecurity in the wake of the Taliban's August takeover, set off by widespread lost income, cash shortages, and rising food costs. Officials with the UNand several foreign governments are warning of an economic collapse and risks of worsening acute malnutrition and outright

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-08). The Heat: Afghanistan 20 years after U.S.-led invasion. america.cgtn.com Twenty years ago, the United States launched an intense bombing campaign in Afghanistan known as Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. and allied forces invaded the country in response to the September 11th attacks.

_____ (2021-10-08). Pepe Escobar — Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time. strategic-culture.org The majority of the articles, essays and interviews selected for this two-part e-book were written in Afghanistan and in Iraq and/or before and after multiple visits to both countries. | The 21st century, geopolitically, so far has been shaped by the U.S.- engineered Forever Wars. | The archives track a period of 20 years — starting with the columns and sto…

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2021-10-08: News Headlines

Zack Kopplin (2021-10-08). The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency. globalresearch.ca

Michael Welch (2021-10-08). Defeat or Victory? The War on Afghanistan (2001-2021). globalresearch.ca

David Swanson (2021-10-08). CrossTalk | Military accountability? warisacrime.org "The Biden administration's decision to leave Afghanistan was correct and long overdue. However, the way America's longest war ended is a different question. It was a botched affair. The generals will most likely never be held to account. But a lone Marine lieutenant colonel does face a court martial. Is this justice? CrossTalking with Medea …

John Sifton (2021-10-08). How to Avert Afghanistan's Food and Economic Crises. counterpunch.org Afghanistan's humanitarian situation is spiraling into catastrophe. Millions of Afghans are now facing severe economic stress and food insecurity in the wake of the Taliban's August takeover, set off by widespread lost income, cash shortages, and rising food costs. Officials with the UNand several foreign governments are warning of an economic collapse and risks of worsening acute malnutrition and outright

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-08). The Heat: Afghanistan 20 years after U.S.-led invasion. america.cgtn.com Twenty years ago, the United States launched an intense bombing campaign in Afghanistan known as Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. and allied forces invaded the country in response to the September 11th attacks.

Global Research News (2021-10-08). Selected Articles: Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca By CIA responded by preparing to foil Assange's possible Russian-assisted departure to include potential gun battles with Moscow's spies on …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). Taliban Lacks Necessary Finances To Deliver Functioning Government. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageAfghanistan has little economic prospects after 20 years of war. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The U.S. could not vanquish the Taliban, failed to defeat Al-Qaeda, and were unsuccessful in leaving behind a pluralistic, tolerant and economically-sustainable Afghan state. Washington failed to induce good governance in Afghanistan and to stop Pakistan's multifaceted support for the Taliban. After twenty years of war with the U.S., the Taliban now confronts the hard challenge of governing and managing the economy. | Formal legal incomes make up a small p…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-08). At Least 50 Killed In Suicide Attack That Targeted Shiite Mosque In Northern Afghanistan (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 8, a large blast rocked a crowded Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers. | The blast was reportedly caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosive belt among worshippers inside the mosque. | "Today in the afternoon, in the Khanabad Bandar area in the capital city of Kunduz, a blast targeted a mosque belonging to our Shia citizens and martyred and wounded a number of our compatriots," Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the T…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). Legislation In Limbo. Dem Caucus In Disarray. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | With inflation rising, the border crisis worsening, and Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, President Biden's approval numbers are bad and getting worse. In a Quinnipiac poll released this week only 38% of those surveyed approved of the president's job performance. On the Economy Biden's approval rating is 39%, taxes 37%, immigration 25%, and foreign policy 34%. Of those polled only 42% believed the Biden Administration was competent. On the congressional front the Quinnipiac poll found that Americans favor Republicans ove…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-07). U.S.-NATO Offensive Unravels in Afghanistan: The Longest Foreign War in U.S. History. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2021. democracynow.org Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Texas's Near-Total Ban on Abortions, Senate GOP Leader McConnell to Allow Debt Limit Extension into December, WHO Approves Use of First-Ever Vaccine Against Malaria, U.S. COVID Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020's Total, U.N. to Pay Salaries of Aid Workers in Afghanistan, U.N. Appoints Envoy to Western Sahara After Two-Year Vacancy, Education Department to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Workers, Crude Oil Spills from Galveston Bay, TX Refinery, Biden Administration Restores Key Environmental Review Provisions to NEPA, Appeals Court Blocks California Law Banning Private Prisons…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-07). Heroin Is "Good for Your Health": Occupation Forces Support Afghan Narcotics Trade. globalresearch.ca Multibillion dollar earnings for organized crime and Western financial Institutions…

Shane Quinn (2021-10-07). Twenty Years Ago: US Invasion of Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Oct 4, 2021 | Two decades ago on 7 October 2001 the United States, backed by its close allies Britain, Canada and Australia, began a military invasion of Afghanistan in south-central Asia. The US offensive started with aerial bombing raids over Afghanistan's capital and largest city, Kabul, while American air attacks were simultaneously launched against targets in the country's second biggest city Kandahar, 300 miles south-west of Kabul, and Jalalabad, less than 100 miles east of Kabul. | The opening air raids were carried out by 15 American B-1 and B-52 heavy bombers, which descended upon A…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Russia and Iran Discuss Afghanistan Reconstruction Support. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian met in Moscow. Both countries are interested in promoting further international cooperation to help in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. | RELATED: | Lavrov announced that his country and Iran are coordinating efforts to implement aid initiatives in Afghanistan, a country whose current situation is the resu…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-07). October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It was an Act of Self Defense. "America was Attacked by an 'Unnamed Foreign Power' on 9/11" globalresearch.ca The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade Afghanistan was that the September 11 attacks constituted an undeclared "armed attack" "from abroad" by an unnamed foreign power…

TASS (2021-10-07). Russia to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, says envoy. tass.com "The final decision has been made, the departments are collecting cargo," Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov noted…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-07). Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, Apologies All Around (Unfortunately, Not). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Just in case you didn't realize it, the lost war in Afghanistan was their fault, not ours. If we had any fault at all, as Secretary of Defense and former Iraq War commander Lloyd Austin pointed out at …

sputniknews (2021-10-07). US Bombing Campaign in Afghanistan Led to 20-Year Failed Experiment in Western Liberalism – Experts. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The bombing campaign the US launched in Afghanistan less than a month after the 9/11 attacks quickly morphed into a counterinsurgency mission that ended in a failed experiment in Western liberalism, experts told Sputnik on the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the war.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-07). Why the World's Eyes Are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border. counterpunch.org Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference. Earlier this summer, Rahmon

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Aliyev awards Azerbaijani troops for serving NATO in Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani peacekeepers serving in Afghanistan awarded —Azerbaijani servicemen acted within the NATO/U.S.-led peacekeeping forces in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Sudan from September 1999. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on awarding servicemen of the Defence Ministry on October 6, Azertag has reported. Under the order, the servicemen, who represented Azerbaijan at a high …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-07). Comparing Textbooks: Even Afghanistan Scores Better Than Pakistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Societal struggles and reform often take unexpected turns in vast swaths of land stretching from the Middle East into Central Asia. | Take education for example. | The Taliban have yet to fulfil their promise

Zachary Petrizzo (2021-10-07). Accused war criminal's foundation forced to refund MAGA donors angered by anti-Trump posts. salon.com Eddie Gallagher's foundation embraced a Marine who criticized Biden's Afghan withdrawal. Then he criticized Trump…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-07). US Continues To Betray Allies Despite Its Global Power Being In Decline. southfront.org Storm clouds over the White House in Washington, D.C.Many U.S. partners are realizing it is not trustworthy. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | U.S. global dominant power is in terminal decline. This of course does not mean that the U.S. will cease being a superpower, but it is no longer the sole Great Power of the world and no longer wields the global influence it once did. This is reflected with the immense failure of U.S. policies all across the world, whether it be wasting 20 years in Afghanistan for nought, failure to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through proxy force…

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2021-10-06: News Headlines

Yves Engler (2021-10-06). The Role of Mercenaries in Afghan Disaster. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Oct 1, 2021 | The real story is much more than an adventure starring a Canadian hero. | A CBC story about an ex-Canadian soldier who helped dozens flee Afghanistan ought to have considered the role of the private security industry in the disastrous 20-year-long war in that central Asian country. The large number of private security companies (PSC) in Afghanistan received barely any media attention, leaving Canadians ignorant of a controversial element of the foreign occupation. | In "

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2021-10-06). Sunday 10/10: Afghanistan: What Happened and Why? Dr. Stephen Zunes. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco – | Humanists-Non Theists invitation to a ZOOM presentation: | See Zoom URL below for entry.

Marc Batko (2021-10-06). The Neoliberal Indoctrination. indybay.org Homo oeconomicus fades away as an economic theory along with market fundamentalism and market radicalism. Market failure and state violence epitomized by Enron's expansive accounting method and the aggressive wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should be lessons if the future is worth living.

DSA San Framcisco (2021-10-06). Tuesday 10/5: Afghanistan and the U.S. Withdrawal. indybay.org Zoom Webinar; Register at: dsasf.org/afghanistan

No Nukes Action (2021-10-06). Monday 10/11: SF Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Stop The NUKES & Defend The People Of Fukushima. indybay.org San Francisico Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St. | San Francisco…

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Iran: Foreign Minister Arrives in Moscow for Talks on Region. telesurenglish.net Amir-Abdollahian leads the delegation in his visit to the Russian capital, taking place [er the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. | The top diplomats will discuss counter-terrorism efforts and illegal drug trafficking as well as international contributions to the rebuilding of Afghanistan during their meeting scheduled for Wednesday. | RELATED: | Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said at a ceremony to welcome Amir-Abdollahian that this is the f…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-05). Why the World's Eyes are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a prerecorded message on September 23. Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-10-05). Iranian flight carrying aid to Afghan people lands in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com A plane carrying humanitarian aid donated by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the people of Afghanistan landed at Kabul airport on Tuesday and was handed over to the officials of the Taliban caretaker government.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-05). Why all eyes are on the Afghan-Tajikistan border. asiatimes.com Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words erupted between Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference. This summer, Rahmon mobilized 20,000 troops to the border, …

Carlos García Tobón (2021-10-05). Las lecciones de Afganistán: El talibán y el futuro. globalizacion.ca Los talibán no surgieron en la época medieval como lo sugieren a diario los medios. Son el producto de una encrucijada histórica en los peores momentos de finales del siglo XX e inicios del XXI. Fueron catapultados a protagonizar un…

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2021-10-05: News Headlines

DSA San Framcisco (2021-10-05). Tuesday 10/5: Afghanistan and the U.S. Withdrawal. indybay.org Zoom Webinar; Register at: dsasf.org/afghanistan

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2021-10-05). Sunday 10/10: Afghanistan: What Happened and Why? Dr. Stephen Zunes. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco – | Humanists-Non Theists invitation to a ZOOM presentation: | See Zoom URL below for entry.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-05). Why all eyes are on the Afghan-Tajikistan border. asiatimes.com Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words erupted between Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference. This summer, Rahmon mobilized 20,000 troops to the border, …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-10-05). Iranian flight carrying aid to Afghan people lands in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com A plane carrying humanitarian aid donated by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the people of Afghanistan landed at Kabul airport on Tuesday and was handed over to the officials of the Taliban caretaker government.

No Nukes Action (2021-10-05). Monday 10/11: SF Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Stop The NUKES & Defend The People Of Fukushima. indybay.org San Francisico Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St. | San Francisco…

Gareth Porter (2021-10-04). Corporate Media Stirred Global Terror Hysteria to Push Postwar Hostility Toward New Afghan Government. globalresearch.ca

Brittani Banks (2021-10-04). Why the World's Eyes Are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border. independentmediainstitute.org Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference. Earlier this summer, Rahmon …

Editor2 (2021-10-04). Anti-Imperialism is Inseparable from Anti-Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist Perspective — Part 3. orinocotribune.com By Madeleine Freeman and Sou Mi — Sep 11, 2021 | With the narrative of justifying imperialist intervention in the name of women's rights called into question by 20 years of disastrous U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the space is open for rethinking what it means to take up the fight for women's emancipation with a staunchly anti-imperialist perspective. | This article is the third in a Left Voice series on the situation of women in Afghanistan and the tasks of the international feminist movement in the fight against gender oppression. The return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan promises, and in many areas has…

Todd Smith (2021-10-04). COVID-2021: a Plague of Mandates Odyssey. dissidentvoice.org "Does the White House think they have an Afghanistan problem or a COVID problem?"—"Chucky Doll" Todd question to Game Show Contestant-Panelists on NBC's "Meet the Press," September 5, 2021, seen on the Useful Idiots "Monday morning Sunday Morning News Shows" podcast review Clearly, there are many officially unanswered "Meet-the-Pressing" questions viraling around these COVID-dark days, …

Yves Engler (2021-10-04). The Role of Mercenaries in Afghan Disaster. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2021. democracynow.org Rallies Across U.S. Call for Reproductive Justice Amid GOP Assault on Abortion, U.S. Tops 700K COVID Deaths; CA Announces Student Vaccine Mandate as NYC Educator Mandate Starts, Major Orange County Oil Spill Blankets Beaches, Kills Wildlife, Pandora Papers Expose Secret Financial Dealings of World Leaders, Billionaires and Other Elites, Facebook Whistleblower Says Co. Repeatedly Put Profit Over Safety, Calls for Regulations, Kabul Blast Kills Five People as Afghan Humanitarian Crisis Grows, 8 Killed at Indian Farmworker Protest, 4,000 Refugees, Including Children, Arrested in Raids by Libyan Authorities, 3 Millio…

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-04). Kabul Diaries Part 16: After forbidding perfume for women, Taliban to ban inciteful kebab. greenleft.org.au The so-called "Taliban 2.0" has banned secondary education for girls, higher education for women students and teachers, protests and women's sports. Recent statements by Taliban figures banning perfume have been protested and derided in social media, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-04). Afghanistan's impoverished people live mid enormous riches. peoplesdispatch.org On September 25, 2021, Afghanistan's Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif

Anonymous103 (2021-10-04). Kabul On Fire Again: Taliban Launched Special Operations Against ISIS (Photos, Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Deadly clashes continue in Kabul, where the Taliban have launched the counter-terrorism operations against ISIS members. | Last night, heavy clashes broke out in the 17th district in the north-east of Kabul after a special unit of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate launched an operation against ISIS insurgents. | According to the claims of the Taliban's spokesperson, the operation was a success. One of the ISIS hideouts in the district was destroyed and all the members of the terrorist cell were killed. | The exact number of the victims was not officially revealed. | #Ÿ&Oum…

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2021-10-03: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-10-03). Blast Hit Funeral Of Taliban Spokesman's Mother In Kabul. Casualties Reported (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On October 3, a large blast rocked the gate of Eid Gha Mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the group's Interim Government. | The explosion took place as people were flocking into the mosque to attend the funeral of Mujahid's mother. It remains unclear if Mjahid was in the mosque at the time of the blast. | Saeed Khosti, a spokesman for the Taliban's Ministry of Interior, said that two p…

Editor2 (2021-10-02). Liberal Feminism is an Imperialist Project — Part 1. orinocotribune.com By Sou Mi and Madeleine Freeman — Sep 11, 2021 | U.S. imperialism is responsible for the conditions facing women in Afghanistan today and others like them all across the world. Liberal feminism, with its reliance on the imperialist capitalist state, will never liberate the working class and poor women. | This article is the first in a Left Voice series on the situation of women in Afghanistan and the tasks of the international feminist movement in the fight against gender oppression. The return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan promises, and in many areas has already imposed, a rollback of women's political, ec…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-02). Afghanistan's Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches. zcomm.org No amount of bluster from the Western capitals can obscure the plain fact that support from the "international community" resulted in virtually no economic and social development in the country…

Editor2 (2021-10-02). Who Represents Afghanistan: Genuine Activists vs 'Native Informants'. orinocotribune.com By Ramzy Baroud — Sep 24, 2021 | Scenes of thousands of Afghans flooding the Kabul International Airport to flee the country as Taliban fighters were quickly consolidating their control over the capital, raised many questions, leading amongst them: who are these people and why are they running away? | In the US and other Western media, answers were readily available: they were mostly '

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-02). Atlantic values: Swedish crown princess trains for next NATO war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Swedish troops killed and died in Afghanistan under NATO command. Swedish Gripen warplanes participated in NATO's war against Libya. ==== Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has always shown a great interest for the Swedish Armed Forces. At the Swedish Armed Forces' survival school, the Crown Princess was received by Chief Major Jonas Mà•nsson, who told …

Kathy Kelly (2021-10-02). Bearing witness in Afghanistan. zcomm.org Drawing on over 30 visits to Afghanistan, antiwar activist Kathy Kelly discusses the need for empathy and reparations…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-02). Washington-Led "New Quad" Is Yet Another Anti-Chinese Initiative. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe new grouping, focused on Afghanistan's stability excludes India. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | A lot has been written on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as simply the Quad (henceforth referred to as the "Pacific" Quad or the Old Quad). It is a strategic dialogue between the US, Japan, India, and Australia, whose raison d'être seems to be to respond geopolitically to increased Chinese military as well as economic power in the so-called Indo-Pacific region. Very little has been written, though, on the "other Quad"

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-02). Danish princes to miss out on NATO's next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Denmark has contributed to NATO operations and missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. It's involvement in Bosnia included the largest Danish combat operation since 1864. ==== Prince Felix of Denmark, the second grandchild of Queen Margrethe, has chosen to stop his education at the Army's Lieutenant Training It means that Felix follows in …

Jeff Cohen (2021-10-02). Corporate Media Myths About the Chaos on Capitol Hill. zcomm.org Even after the Afghan war has finally ended, the establishment's appetite for unbridled military spending seems insatiable…

David Swanson (2021-10-02). Can War Be Both Reformed AND Abolished? warisacrime.org Photo of Kunduz Hospital in Afghanistan via The Intercept. By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 2, 2021 A recent article and a recent book have raised this familiar topic anew for me. The article is a super uninformed dud of a hatchet job on Michael Ratner by Samuel Moyn, who accuses Ratner of supporting …

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-02). Taliban Raids ISIS-K Hideout North of Kabul. news.antiwar.com A Taliban spokesman The raid took place in the city of Charikar. Earlier, the Taliban arrested two ISIS-K members linked to a roadside bombing in the city who told the Taliban where the hideout was, Karimi said. | ISIS-K is mainly based out of the eastern Nangarhar pro…

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2021-10-02: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-01). The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan's Center? globalresearch.ca

Waging Nonviolence (2021-10-01). Bearing witness in Afghanistan — a conversation with Kathy Kelly on ending war and listening to its victims. juancole.com ( Waging Noviolence ) — This week, Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook talk to Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign. She discusses her extensive experience in and thoughts about Afghanistan. American intervention, she believes, was — and indeed, continues to be …

Heather Barr (2021-10-01). For Afghan Women, the Frightening Return of 'Vice and Virtue'. zcomm.org The Taliban are going back on their promise to respect women's rights. What can the international community do?>

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-01). Should Hamas, Hezbollah Learn from the Taliban? counterpunch.org An urgent task is awaiting us: considering the progression of events, we must quickly liberate ourselves from the limits and confines placed on the Afghanistan discourse, which have been imposed by US-centered Western propaganda for over 20 years, and counting. A first step is that we must not allow the future political discourse pertaining to

Alfred de Zayas, Adriel Kasonta (2021-10-01). Probe all war crimes in Afghanistan, no exceptions. asiatimes.com After the messy withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan last month, which marked the end of a 20-year foreign occupation, many unanswered questions and unaddressed issues remain. With the Taliban now in power and claiming that their rule will differ from what we saw before 2001, one would be well advised to remain hopeful …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-01). US Central Command Identified Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In Last Drone Strike On Greater Idlib. southfront.org A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) | The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has identified the target of the Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for the CENTCOM, told

Serge Halimi (2021-10-01). The Unrepentant US Empire. counterpunch.org The US is never humble for long: a month after its rout in Afghanistan, the imperial order has been restored. Hence Washington's recent snub to Paris. Not even a month. No sooner had the Taliban taken control of Kabul airport than the neocons re-emerged from the shadows. Now that the West has 'lost' Afghanistan, they

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-01). Kabul Diaries Part 15: Afghanistan is on an undeclared general strike since Taliban occupation. greenleft.org.au Civil disobedience and stay-at-home strikes continue in Kabul against the Taliban regime, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-01). Explosions, Clashes Reported At Provincial Capital Of Afghanistan's Parwan (Videos, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On October 1, explosions and clashes were reported at Charikar city, the provincial capital of the eastern Afghan province of Parwan. | The first explosion was the result of an attack with an improvised explosive device that targeted a vehicle of the Taliban in the PD2 district of Charikar. Two fighters of the Afghan group were wounded in the attack. | Sources close to the Taliban said that the group arrested two alleged members of ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) after the attack. The terrorists prov…

Editor2 (2021-10-01). ICC's Chief Prosecutor Proposes to Exclude US Troops from Afghan War Crimes Probe. orinocotribune.com By Peoples Dispatch — Sep 28, 2021 | The decision by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some calling it an attempt at selective justice | In a surprise move, the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Karim Khan in a statement on Monday, September 27, said that he is seeking permission to open an investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes in Afghanistan minus the involvement of US troops. The decision to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some callin…

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Yasmeen Afghan (2021-10-01). Kabul Diaries Part 15: Afghanistan is on an undeclared general strike since Taliban occupation. greenleft.org.au Civil disobedience and stay-at-home strikes continue in Kabul against the Taliban regime, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

ecns.cn (2021-09-30). China donates emergency supplies to Afghanistan. ecns.cn A batch of emergency supplies donated by China arrived at Afghanistan's Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night and was handed over to the Afghan side.

Alan MacLeod (2021-09-30). The Military Industrial Media Complex: How the Pentagon Leaned on Hollywood to Sell the War in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-30). The Names You'll Never Know. popularresistance.org As a parting shot, on its way out of Afghanistan, the United States military launched a drone attack that the Pentagon called a "righteous strike." The final missile fired during 20 years of occupation, that Aug. 29 airstrike averted an Islamic State car-bomb attack on the last American troops at Kabul's airport. At least, that's what the Pentagon told the world. | Within two weeks, a New York Times investigation would dismantle that official narrative. Seven days later, even the Pentagon admitted it. Instead of killing an ISIS suicide bomber, the United States had slaughtered 10 civilians: Zemari Ahmadi, a longt…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-30). Impoverished Afghans live amid enormous riches. asiatimes.com On September 25, Afghan Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said his government does not want "help and cooperation from the world like the previous government. The old system was supported by the international community for 20 years but still failed." It is fair to say that Hanif has no experience in running a complex economy, since …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-30). Biden Admin Denies Entry To Chartered Rescue Flight Carrying American Citizens & Afghans. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on A nonprofit organized by a loose network of veterans and current service members to help evacuate vulnerable Americans and Afghans from Kabul is seeing a chartered flight with more than 100 Americans and green-card holders being denied entry to the US by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a Reuters report. | Bryan Stern, a founder of non-profit group Project Dynamo, which organized the flight, told Reuters d…

Yifat Susskind (2021-09-30). Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women. zcomm.org This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities' needs…

sputniknews (2021-09-30). Pentagon Leaders Told Senators US in Talks to Use Russian Bases for Afghan Ops – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley told lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Biden administration is in talks about using Russian bases in Central Asia to conduct counterterrorism missions against targets in Afghanistan, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Marcel Cartier (2021-09-30). Exclusive interview: Solidarity Party of Afghanistan's Selay Ghaffar speaks about the struggle against the Taliban. greenleft.org.au In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier speaks with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-30). Tajikistan: Russia throws another CSTO ally to the wolves. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com What the Russian Foreign Ministry neglects to mention is that Tajikistan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that Russia is compelled to defend; Afghanistan is not. Neither does Tajikistan threaten the national security of Afghanistan. And standing behind any advance on Tajikistan is Pakistan. There is no room for neutrality or false …

Marcel Cartier (2021-09-30). Exclusive interview: Solidarity Party of Afghanistan's Selay Ghaffar speaks about why she stayed to fight Taliban. greenleft.org.au In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier spoke with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

Ted Rall (2021-09-30). Who Lost Afghanistan? H.R. counterpunch.org Congress, the media and many voters are asking military officials this week: how did we lose the Afghan war? I've been reading a book, "The Afghanistan Papers," by Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock, that shows how America messed up its longest war. (Every now and then, corporate media hypes something that's actually worth reading.) What

Staff (2021-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2021. democracynow.org As Government Shutdown Looms, Biden's Legislative Agenda Hangs in the Balance, Second Alaska Hospital to Ration Care Amid Surge in Unvaccinated COVID Patients, YouTube to Ban Anti-Vaccine Misinformation, CDC Urges Pregnant People to Get Vaccinated, Protesters Target Moderna CEO and Top Biden Aide, Demanding Vaccine Equity , U.N. Warns Tigray Blockade Leading to Famine, Dire Medical Shortages for Millions, Pentagon Knew U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul Missed Target, Hit Civilians Weeks Before Public Admission, Ecuador Prison Riot Claims 116 Lives , North Korea Says It Tested New Hypersonic Missile, La Palma Residents L…

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ecns.cn (2021-09-30). China donates emergency supplies to Afghanistan. ecns.cn A batch of emergency supplies donated by China arrived at Afghanistan's Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night and was handed over to the Afghan side.

Alan MacLeod (2021-09-30). The Military Industrial Media Complex: How the Pentagon Leaned on Hollywood to Sell the War in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Ted Rall (2021-09-30). Who Lost Afghanistan? H.R. counterpunch.org Congress, the media and many voters are asking military officials this week: how did we lose the Afghan war? I've been reading a book, "The Afghanistan Papers," by Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock, that shows how America messed up its longest war. (Every now and then, corporate media hypes something that's actually worth reading.) What

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-30). Tajikistan: Russia throws another CSTO ally to the wolves. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com What the Russian Foreign Ministry neglects to mention is that Tajikistan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that Russia is compelled to defend; Afghanistan is not. Neither does Tajikistan threaten the national security of Afghanistan. And standing behind any advance on Tajikistan is Pakistan. There is no room for neutrality or false …

Marcel Cartier (2021-09-30). Exclusive interview: Solidarity Party of Afghanistan's Selay Ghaffar speaks about why she stayed to fight Taliban. greenleft.org.au In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier spoke with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

Yifat Susskind (2021-09-30). Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women. zcomm.org This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities' needs…

sputniknews (2021-09-30). Pentagon Leaders Told Senators US in Talks to Use Russian Bases for Afghan Ops – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley told lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Biden administration is in talks about using Russian bases in Central Asia to conduct counterterrorism missions against targets in Afghanistan, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-30). Biden Admin Denies Entry To Chartered Rescue Flight Carrying American Citizens & Afghans. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on A nonprofit organized by a loose network of veterans and current service members to help evacuate vulnerable Americans and Afghans from Kabul is seeing a chartered flight with more than 100 Americans and green-card holders being denied entry to the US by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a Reuters report. | Bryan Stern, a founder of non-profit group Project Dynamo, which organized the flight, told Reuters d…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-30). Impoverished Afghans live amid enormous riches. asiatimes.com On September 25, Afghan Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said his government does not want "help and cooperation from the world like the previous government. The old system was supported by the international community for 20 years but still failed." It is fair to say that Hanif has no experience in running a complex economy, since …

Staff (2021-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2021. democracynow.org As Government Shutdown Looms, Biden's Legislative Agenda Hangs in the Balance, Second Alaska Hospital to Ration Care Amid Surge in Unvaccinated COVID Patients, YouTube to Ban Anti-Vaccine Misinformation, CDC Urges Pregnant People to Get Vaccinated, Protesters Target Moderna CEO and Top Biden Aide, Demanding Vaccine Equity , U.N. Warns Tigray Blockade Leading to Famine, Dire Medical Shortages for Millions, Pentagon Knew U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul Missed Target, Hit Civilians Weeks Before Public Admission, Ecuador Prison Riot Claims 116 Lives , North Korea Says It Tested New Hypersonic Missile, La Palma Residents L…

Staff (2021-09-29). 'A war that could never be won': An autopsy of the US war in AfghanistanÔªø. therealnews.com PART I: | PART II: | For many around the world who consider the United States to be all powerful, the ignominious end to the war in Afghanistan, the harried withdrawal of US troops, and the swift takeover by the Taliban were shocking sights to behold. While horrifying images of Afghans desperately trying to flee the capital city of Kabul have gradually faded from the news cycle, many crucial questions still need to be answered. What was the 20-year war really about? How credible is the US claim that its withdrawal from Afghanistan is part of a larger foreign policy shift to focusing on th…

Brittani Banks (2021-09-29). Why the Taliban's Promise to Stop the Opium Trade Rings Hollow. independentmediainstitute.org One of the first announcements the Taliban made after seizing power in Afghanistan in August was that they were going to "ban the production and sale of drugs." But, as with other promises of change made by the Taliban, from women's rights to press freedoms, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about its …

_____ (2021-09-29). War Is A Racket: Ex-State Department Official Matthew Hoh Speaks Out. popularresistance.org What was the Afghanistan War all about? That is the question on many people's lips after a devastating 20-year campaign that has killed an estimated 176,000 people and displaced nearly 6 million more. | Today, Watchdog host Lowkey is joined by a man who knows the war from both inside and out. Matthew Hoh was at the forefront of the American empire's campaign in the Middle East, first serving as a captain in the U.S. Marines, then moving to the Department of Defense and the State Department. In 2009, he publicly resigned from his position in the State Department in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, over U.S. policy in…

Brittani Banks (2021-09-29). Afghanistan's Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches. independentmediainstitute.org On September 25, 2021, Afghanistan's Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said that his government does not want "help and cooperation from the world like the previous government. The old system was supported by the international community for 20 years but still failed." It is fair to say that Hanif has no experience in running …

Heather Barr (2021-09-29). For Afghan Women, the Frightening Return of 'Vice and Virtue'. fpif.org There is no better symbol for the disappearance of women's rights in Afghanistan than the end of the Ministry of Women's Affairs and the return of the Ministry for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. When the Taliban on September 7 announced their new interim government, the vice and virtue The situation has a fe…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-29). Fired And Jailed For Speaking Out After Fighting For "Democracy" In Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz6edu4gkzpnd4w6jc7zf296g5e9kkq4lx: | PAYPAL, WESTERN UNION etc: write to , : | A US Marine lieutenant colonel was sent to military jail after criticizing Washington's fiasco of a wit…

Staff (2021-09-29). Headlines for September 29, 2021. democracynow.org Progressives Hold Firm on Opposing Infrastructure Bill Without Vow to Pass Build Back Better Act, Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg Condemn Climate Inaction, U.S. Military Leaders Acknowledge "Strategic Failure" in Afghanistan During Senate Questioning, Gen. Milley Denies Going Around Chain of Command During Trump Term, Pfizer-BioNTech Submits Vaccine Data on 5-to-11-Year-Olds to FDA; Mask Mandate Bans Halted in SC and AZ, Cuba Starts Shipping Abdala Vaccine; COVID Surges in Russia and Syria; Japan Lifts State of Emergency, Fumio Kishida, from Ruling Party Establishment, Set to Become Next Japanese Prime Minister, R…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-29). US Won't be Asking Taliban Permission to Launch Future Airstrikes in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Nick Turse (2021-09-29). The Names You'll Never Know. counterpunch.org As a parting shot, on its way out of Afghanistan, the United States military launched a drone attack that the Pentagon called a "righteous strike." The final missile fired during 20 years of occupation, that August 29th airstrike averted an Islamic State car-bomb attack on the last American troops at Kabul's airport. At least, that's

_____ (2021-09-29). Liverpool Mobilises Against The Europe Arms Fair. popularresistance.org A national protest against an upcoming arms fair took place in Liverpool on 11 September with over 3,000 people in attendance. Jeremy Corbyn and Maxine Peake were among those who showed support. In his speech to the gathered crowd of protestors Corbyn urged, 'let's turn the page and learn the lessons from the past. Let humanity prevail.' | AOC Europe, the Association of Old Crows' electronic warfare conference, is set to be hosted by the city's ACC Exhibition Centre between 11 and 13 October. For an event of this nature to occur in the wake of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, feels particularly offensive. The ongo…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-29). Taliban Accuses US Of Violating Afghanistan's Airspace With Drones. southfront.org Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | On September 29, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the group's Interim Government, said that US drones continue to violate the airspace of Afghanistan. | "It has recently acted in violation of all international law and the US commitments to the Islamic Emirate in Doha, Qatar, and Afghanistan's sacred airspace is being occupied by US drones." Mujahid wrote on Twitter. "These violations must be correc…

Cesar Chelala (2021-09-29). The Failure of Intervention. counterpunch.org President Joe Biden's remarks to the United Nations struck a positive tone in international relations, a tone that has not been heard for several years from an American president. This is happening as United States allies criticize the president for not having consulted them when the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan. This dismal experience shows the

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-29). Battle for Caspian Sea, Central Asia: Turkmenistan to join Turkic Council as observer. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As foretold here several months ago. Turkmenistan to join Turkic Council as observer ==== Turkic Council: Turkic world hails Karabakh war, is invested in "millions of Turkish kin" in Afghanistan Pan-Turkic bloc sets its sights on Afghanistan ==== Turkmenistan will join the Turkic Council as an observer, Trend reports on Sept. 29 referring to Business …

Kaya Purchase (2021-09-29). Liverpool mobilizes against the AOC Europe arms fair. zcomm.org After two decades of war in Afghanistan, there is no option but to protest a conference for companies complicit in human rights violations…

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Eric Margolis (2021-09-28). Afghanistan: Where's the Cash? globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-28). ICC's Chief Prosecutor Proposes to Exclude US Troops from Afghan War Crimes Probe. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Photo: ICC The decision by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some calling it an attempt at selective justice In a surprise move, the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Karim Khan in a statement on Monday, September 27, said that he…

Staff (2021-09-28). GOP Threatens Economic Disaster by Refusing to Raise Debt Limit Before Shutdown. truthout.org On Monday, Senate Republicans voted against raising the U.S.'s debt limit, rejecting a measure that would have avoided a government shutdown and provided billions for disaster aid and Afghan refugees. If Congress continues its deadlock, economists project that the looming shutdown and debt default could lead to an economic crash. | Though some Republicans had

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-28). ICC's chief prosecutor proposes to exclude US troops from ambit of Afghan war crimes probe. peoplesdispatch.org The decision by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some calling it an attempt at selective justice…

_____ (2021-09-28). Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women. commondreams.org "Physical infrastructure is important," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, "but the needs of working families and combating climate change is more important."

Staff (2021-09-28). Headlines for September 28, 2021. democracynow.org As Government Shutdown Looms, Senate GOP Blocks Bill to Fund Government and Raise Debt Ceiling, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Solicits Funds from Lobbyists Opposing Democrats' $3.5T Spending Bill, R. Kelly Found Guilty on All Counts in Sex Trafficking Trial, Biden Receives COVID-19 Booster, Urges Unvaccinated to Get First Shots, New York National Guard May Fill Roles of Healthcare Workers Who Refuse Vaccinations, CIA Pushed Trump Administration to Kidnap or Assassinate WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, International Criminal Court Probe on Afghanistan War Crimes Excludes U.S. and Allies, Taliban Tightens Restrictions on Afghan Wo…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-28). Tensions On Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Reach Boiling Point. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | As the war within Afghanistan is over, with Taliban as the clear winner, the time has now come for issues outside the country to press forward. | Currently, the situation at the Afghanistan — Tajikistan border is escalating, and the possibility of an armed conflict is increasing. | Both sides are sending troops to the border and it seems as just a matter of time until a stray shot causes a rapid chain reaction that leads to hostilities. | Relations between the t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-28). New USAFE leader Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq veteran; predecessor rotated to NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com USAFE-AFAFRICA welcomes new command chief Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden was selected as the new U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief master sergeant. Hedden entered the Air Force in August of 1995 and has served in key leadership positions at the group, squadron and flight levels. He was also …

_____ (2021-09-28). Sunrise Movement Warns of 'Betrayal' as Pelosi Bends Toward Corporate Democrats. commondreams.org This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities' needs.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-28). Turkic Council: Turkic world hails Karabakh war, is invested in "millions of Turkish kin" in Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey pledges support for stability of region on first anniversary of Karabakh war Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu on Sept. 27 reiterated Turkey's support to Azerbaijan….speaking at the Extraordinary Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Turkic Council. "Developments in Afghanistan have global implications. However, the Turkish world, as Afghanistan's neighbor, feels the impact of these …

Ragip Soylu (2021-09-28). Turkey to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for winter. middleeasteye.net Turkey to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for winter | Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said international community should also help Afghanistan to prevent a societal collapse | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 09: 38 | Children walk along a boundary wall of a dried up canal in Kabul on 27 September 2021 (AFP) |

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Rick Rozoff (2021-09-28). Turkic Council: Turkic world hails Karabakh war, is invested in "millions of Turkish kin" in Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey pledges support for stability of region on first anniversary of Karabakh war Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu on Sept. 27 reiterated Turkey's support to Azerbaijan….speaking at the Extraordinary Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Turkic Council. "Developments in Afghanistan have global implications. However, the Turkish world, as Afghanistan's neighbor, feels the impact of these …

Ragip Soylu (2021-09-28). Turkey to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for winter. middleeasteye.net Turkey to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for winter | Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said international community should also help Afghanistan to prevent a societal collapse | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 09: 38 | Children walk along a boundary wall of a dried up canal in Kabul on 27 September 2021 (AFP) |

Anonymous007 (2021-09-28). Tensions On Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Reach Boiling Point. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | As the war within Afghanistan is over, with Taliban as the clear winner, the time has now come for issues outside the country to press forward. | Currently, the situation at the Afghanistan — Tajikistan border is escalating, and the possibility of an armed conflict is increasing. | Both sides are sending troops to the border and it seems as just a matter of time until a stray shot causes a rapid chain reaction that leads to hostilities. | Relations between the t…

Coalition of Labor Union Women (2021-09-27). Union women hail Afghanistan war end, say it was always a mistake. peoplesworld.org Shortly before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) endorsed a statement at its National Executive Board meeting asserting that unions must educate workers about all issues that impact their lives, jobs, and families—including foreign policy, militarism, and war. CLUW opposed the war, urged anti-war activism and participation in U.S. Labor …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-09-27). Western Powers Strangle Ordinary Afghans with Economic Blockade. towardfreedom.org Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of universal poverty. As much as 97 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a comprehensive response to the country's multiple crises is launched.

teleSUR (2021-09-27). Experts Slam US For Human Rights Violations In Afghanistan. telesurenglish.net The United States should be denounced by the international community for its human rights violations in Afghanistan, said experts at an international seminar held in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Saturday. | RELATED: | Over 40 experts, media representatives and diplomats from China, France, Nepal, Japan and other countries participated in the seminar, an online side event at the 48th session of the United Na…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-09-27). The Great Chessboard: Will a Renewed U.S. 'Operation Cyclone' Threaten Afghanistan's New Silk Road Future? globalresearch.ca

Nick Turse (2021-09-27). The Names You'll Never Know: A Blue Kia and a Wall of Carnage on the Washington Mall. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — As a parting shot, on its way out of Afghanistan, the United States military launched a drone attack that the Pentagon called a "righteous strike." The final missile fired during 20 years of occupation, that August 29th airstrike averted an Islamic State car-bomb attack on the last American troops at Kabul's airport. …

sputniknews (2021-09-27). Taliban Say Norwegian NGO Promises to Ship Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan This Winter. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) humanitarian organization has promised to deliver humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this winter, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a spokesman for the foreign ministry of the Taliban* government, said on Monday.

Marjorie Cohn (2021-09-27). War in Afghanistan Isn't Over — It's Taking the Form of Illegal Drone Strikes. zcomm.org U.S. military and CIA drone attacks have killed an estimated 9,000 to 17,000 people since 2004, including 2,200 children and several U.S. citizens…

_____ (2021-09-27). Critics Fume as ICC Excludes US From Probe Into Afghan War Crimes. commondreams.org Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says around 60 Democrats are willing to vote down a weaker bipartisan bill if the more sweeping reconciliation bill does not come first.

Rachel Evans (2021-09-27). Solidarity shown with Afghan women standing up to the Taliban. greenleft.org.au As the Taliban unleashes its terror campaign in Afghanistan, thousands of people have taken action in solidarity with Afghan women across the globe. Rachel Evans reports.

Byul Ryan-Im (2021-09-27). The Weekly Round-Up: public executions, same-sex adoption and refugee rights. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: A spokesman for the Taliban has said that working women must stay at home for their own safety as "a very temporary procedure" until systems are in place to ensure their safety. The spokesman also told Afghans not to go to Kabul airport and said the US should not encourage them to …

Gareth Porter (2021-09-27). Corporate media stirred global terror hysteria to push postwar hostility toward new Afghan govt. thegrayzone.com The media's latest ahistorical freak-out over Afghanistan is further evidence of its de facto merger with the U.S. national security state Following the Taliban's victory over the U.S. military, U.S. corporate media has churned out a new narrative about the imminent threat of terrorism from Afghanistan that sets the stage for future military interventions. Blasted out in a stunningly disciplined fashion, the media has demonstrated as clearly as ever its coordination with the national security state and advancements of its …

Staff (2021-09-27). International Criminal Court Excludes US From Probe Into Afghanistan War Crimes. truthout.org A Monday announcement from the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor saying his office is seeking approval to resume its investigation into potential war crimes in Afghanistan committed by the Taliban and the Islamic State — but excluding alleged atrocities committed by U.S. forces — sparked a flurry of outrage from human rights defenders. | "It seems there is no end to the betrayal of Afghans — now so many victims of torture and other abuses by U.S. and former Afgha…

WSWS (2021-09-27). Russian Wagner Group mercenaries to deploy to Mali as France withdraws. wsws.org Just over a month after the humiliating US withdrawal from Afghanistan, France's eight-year, neo-colonial war in its former West African colony is collapsing.

Staff (2021-09-27). Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years. democracynow.org We speak with Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, an ordeal he details in his new memoir, "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo." Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. Adayfi describes being brutally tortured in Afghanistan before he was transported to Guantánamo in 2002, where he became known as Detainee #441 and survived years of abuse. Adayfi was released against his will to Serbia in 2016 and no…

Staff (2021-09-27). I Was Detained in Guantánamo for 14 Years After Being Kidnapped and Sold to CIA. truthout.org We speak with Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, an ordeal he details in his new memoir, Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo. Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. Adayfi describes being brutally tortured in Afghanistan before he was transported to Guantánamo in 2002, where he…

Moderator (2021-09-27). The Names You'll Never Know. scheerpost.com [ By As a parting shot, on its way out of Afghanistan, the United States military launched a drone attack that the Pentagon called a "righteous strike." The final missile fired during 20 years of occupation, that August 29th airstrike averted an Islamic State car-bomb attack on the last American troops at Kabul's airport. At least, that's what the Pentagon told the world. | Within tw…

_____ (2021-09-27). The China Cold War Will Unstick America's Glue. strategic-culture.org Can an America that off-shored much of its manufacturing capacity to China, for short-term profit, afford the de-coupling? | Washington isn't quite sure what to do after the chaotic end to America's 'forever' war. Some in Washington bitterly regret exiting from Afghanistan at all, and advocate for an immediate return; some just want to move on — to the China 'Cold War', that is. The cries from the initial Establishment 'melt down' and its articulation of pain over the Kabul withdrawal débacle, however, indicates the extent to which the almost obsessive focus on 'Hobbling China' nevertheless seems like an hu…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-27). Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Forever Wall for Our Forever Wars. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In the wake of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, among the many things barely mentioned or already long forgotten (if ever even noticed), were the wedding parties U.S. air power took out there. Since the World Trade Center …

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-27). Kabul Diaries Part 14: 'Our privacy is now subjected to Taliban vigilantes'. greenleft.org.au Since the Taliban occupation, women largely stay at home because they are scared of being beaten and humiliated by the Taliban for just being women, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Rachel Evans (2021-09-27). Solidarity shown to Afghan women standing up to the Taliban. greenleft.org.au

ecns.cn (2021-09-27). Kabul int'l airport now ready for int'l flights: official. ecns.cn The Kabul International Airport is now fully operational for international flights and all airliners can resume airlifts, spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban caretaker government announced on Sunday.

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