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

Judy
- 89 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
- 96 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.
The War in Afghanistan Has Turned a Generation of Children Into Heroin Addicts
World  (tags: Afghanistan, war, opium, heroin, addiction, child addicts )

Judy
- 140 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
- 147 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
- 213 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.
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
- 335 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
- 348 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 )

Dandelion
- 349 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
- 349 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 )

Dandelion
- 356 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
- 369 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 )

Dandelion
- 384 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 )

Dandelion
- 387 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 )

Dandelion
- 433 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 )

Dandelion
- 460 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.
 

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