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Sparks of Sanity -- But NATO Prepares for War
World  (tags: NATO, Afghanistan, Libya )

Judy
- 27 days ago - strategic-culture.org
There's no question that NATO has to dance to the American tune, because its entire existence depends on what America provides in cash - much of which is returned with interest by the NATO countries purchase of US weaponry.
The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth About Immigration
World  (tags: world, war, violence, UnitedNations, society, politics, humans, humanrights, government, freedoms, ethics, corruption, conflict, Dalai Lama, Immigration, refugee, crisis, exodus, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, fascism, racism, patriotism )

Darren
- 34 days ago - wakingtimes.com
When a refugee crisis of such magnitude as the mass exodus from Syria occurs, it tends to draw out both the best and worst qualities of people.
Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit Says It No Longer Has Hope
Health & Wellness  (tags: Doctors Without Borders, World Humanitarian Summit, Afghanistan, Aleppo, Syria )

Dandelion
- 78 days ago - thinkprogress.org
According to the organization, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Doctors Without Borders were bombed last year. DWB called for greater accountability for these violations of international law, as well as greater attention to the refugee crises.
The War in Afghanistan Has Turned a Generation of Children Into Heroin Addicts
World  (tags: Afghanistan, war, opium, heroin, addiction, child addicts )

Judy
- 79 days ago - theantimedia.org
As with most parts of the world, the most vulnerable pay the heaviest price of war. This is shocking.
Doctors Without Borders Condemns "Epidemic" of Hospital Attacks as "Acts of Terror" in Chilling UN Address
World  (tags: Afghanistan, doctors without borders, kunduz, msf, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, War, Yemen )

Judy
- 85 days ago - salon.com
MSF President Joanne Liu blasted the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen in heart-wrenching Security Council briefing.
Children Facing Sexual Torture - Petition
World  (tags: Afghanistan, young boys, sold into slavery, boys play, Pashtun culture, Pakistan, petition, Bacha bazi )

Dandelion
- 151 days ago - beheardproject.com
In Afghanistan, young boys are raped and sold into sexual slavery. They are dressed up like women, forced to dance for older men, and sold to the highest bidder.
A Tale of Two Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Veterans, Refugees, Congress, Oklahoma, Steve Russell, Ivano Rodriguez, Iraq, Afghanistan, PTSD, marijuana, citizenship, petition )

Joanne
- 251 days ago - politicsplus.org
This is a story of two very different veterans, both of whom have something to contribute to the discussion about who gets in, and who stays in, the US.
'You Can't Buy My Soul': Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, drones, Jesselyn Radack, Predator drones, Whistleblowers )

Judy
- 251 days ago - shadowproof.com
Four U.S. drone operators have held a press conference to blow the whistle on the devastating consequences of the drone program, which has been greatly expanded by President Barack Obama's administration and remains largely shrouded in secrecy.
Pentagon Blows $43 Million on Useless Afghan Gas Station, IG Says
Business  (tags: Afghanistan, compressed-natural gas station, Pentagon, DoD, Task Force for Stability & Business Oper, Sen. Claire McCaskill D-MO, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Armed Services Committee, watchdog, waste, taxpayers' money )

Judy
- 269 days ago - usatoday.com
"It's hard to imagine a more outrageous waste of money than building an alternative fuel station in a war-torn country that costs 8,000% more than it should, and is too dangerous for a watchdog to verify whether it is even operational".
Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan
World  (tags: drug trade, opium, Afghanistan, Taliban, CIA, heroin deaths, CIA exporting Opium, Blackwater, contractors, US troops patrolling opium fields )

Barbara
- 273 days ago - mintpressnews.com
while the Taliban had all but eradicated opium, it began to thrive just months after American forces replaced the Taliban-led government in 2001. Martin noted that the CIA has long been tied to the global drug trade, where it's accused of putting more ef
Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead
Offbeat  (tags: Natural Disaster, Earthquake, Pakistan, Afghanistan )

Ray
- 277 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan
Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal
World  (tags: Int'l Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commissi, IHFFC, War & Peace, U.S., Afghanistan, Doctors Without Borders, Kunduz, hospital bombing, War on Terror, Codepink )

Judy
- 287 days ago - commondreams.org
The IHFFC was actually created in 1991 to investigate violations of international humanitarian law but has never been activated. Dr Joanne Liu, president of Doctors Without Borders, says "the tool exists, and it is time it is activated."
 

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