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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 )

BMutiny
- 107 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
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
- 120 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."
The Drone Papers
World  (tags: Drone Papers, The Intercept, secret documents, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Obama drone wars )

Unpacking
- 121 days ago - theintercept.com
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. militarys assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Provided by a whistleblower offers an unprecedented glimpse into the Obama drone wars.
Petition - Tell President Obama to Consent to Independent Investigation of Kunduz Hospital Bombing!
World  (tags: Doctors Without Borders, MSF, Kunduz, Afghanistan, strike on hospitalUS, Obama administration, IHFCC, Geneva Conventions, International Humanitarian Law, Fact-finding Commission, petition )

Judy
- 121 days ago - change.org
MSF are calling for the US and the Obama administration to consent to the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission investigation. IHFFC is the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law.
The U.S. Bombing of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital Must Be Investigated - Petition
World  (tags: Afghanistan, hospital bombing, investigation, Kunduz, Doctors Without Borders, hospital )

Unpacking
- 128 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Join Doctors Without Borders in demanding an independent investigation into how and why this bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz took place. Hospitals enjoy special protected status under international law governing conflict. This should not of happened
Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.
World  (tags: afghan onion, afghanistan, child abuse, child rape, iraq, islamic state, rawa, sexual abuse, sonali kolhatkar, taliban, the onion, u.s. military, uprising )

Judy
- 141 days ago - truthdig.com
Just as warlords have been allowed to rape children and murder captives, U.S. troops have looked the other way as their drug lord allies have cultivated and sold opium and heroin. How low can we go?
The Iraq War: The Root of The Europe Refugee Crisis
World  (tags: refugees, Iraq War, Europe, Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein, ISIL, Muslim Countries, Taliban, Osama bin Laden, Aylan Kurdi, Al-Qaeda, USA, UK, Spain, Portugal, root of the problem )

Unpacking
- 156 days ago - aljazeera.com
What the refugee crisis has done is force the Western European public to think. Whether they can force their governments to act and bring about a solution is another question. The architects of the Iraq war are still deny or are in denial.
Why Must We Wait For Grief to Make Us Brave?
World  (tags: refugees, Europe, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, voyeurism, victims, governments, ignored, suffering, end refugee crisis )

Unpacking
- 159 days ago - theguardian.com
It is emotional voyeurism when we fail to care beyond being sad for the victims of the tragedies that our governments helped create and which we all ignored. To end the refugee crisis we need more than grief.
There Are Now More Refugees Around The World Than Any Other Time In The Last 50 Years
World  (tags: refugees, WWII, Yemen, Burundi, Syria, EU, Australia, global conflicts, environmental, wars, Afghanistan, Darfur )

Unpacking
- 205 days ago - globalpost.com
A report released today by the United Nations close to 60 million people have fled their homes because of either conflict or persecution half of them are children. That number does not include people fleeing due to poverty gang violence or environmental
Taxi to the Dark Side 2007 Full Documentary
World  (tags: Taxi To The Dark Side, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, Iraq, United States, torture, petition )

Unpacking
- 231 days ago - dailymotion.com
An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.
3 Top Officers May Face Sanctions for Wasteful Spending in Afghanistan
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Pentagon, wasteful speding, Camp Leatherneck, independent government watchdog, SIGAR, construction )

Judy
- 268 days ago - miamiherald.com
"This is one of the most outrageous, deliberate, and wasteful misuses of taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan we've ever seen," said Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
Suicide Bomb At Afghanistan Bank Kills Dozens, Local ISIS Branch Claims Responsibility
World  (tags: violence, world, Afghanistan, middle-east, ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, suicide bomber, conflict, news, death, government )

Carrie
- 300 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.
#MuslimLivesMatter Is at the Heart of Defeating ISIS
World  (tags: #MuslimLivesMatter, ISIS, ISIL, IS, Daesh, power, Islam, Muslim, Chapel Hill shootings, middle-east, iraq, syria, nigeria, afghanistan, pakistan )

Evelyn
- 359 days ago - english.alarabiya.net
ISIS fighters are primarily Muslim-killers who abuse Islam as a cover for their atrocities. Non-Muslims need to understand this and that the major challenge ISIS, al-Qaeda and like-minded groups pose is to Muslims. Such extremists are small in number but
2014 Review (Part One) - Drone Wars: The New Normal
World  (tags: world, war, violence, conflict, drones, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), lethal UAVs, so-called ‘risk free’, US, UK, France, Israel, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali )

Evelyn
- 371 days ago - dronewars.net
Stimson Center report argues that the existence of armed drones has "enabled a significantly expanded US campaign of targeted cross-border strikes against suspected terrorists. We believe that this campaign of targeted killings raises numerous questions"
Classified: US Military Imposes 'Startling' Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan
World  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Afghanistan, US Military, Secrecy, SIGAR )

Judy
- 380 days ago - commondreams.org
'It's not just a particular fact or figure that's being classified, but whole categories of previously public information.'
 

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