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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 )

- 12 days ago -
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 )

- 27 days ago -
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 )

- 30 days ago -
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 )

- 76 days ago -
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 )

- 103 days ago -
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 )

- 139 days ago -
"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 No
- 172 days ago -
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 )

- 230 days ago -
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 )

- 242 days ago -
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 )

- 251 days ago -
'It's not just a particular fact or figure that's being classified, but whole categories of previously public information.'
Invasion of Afghanistan Based on Unjustifiable Pretext: Ex-US Marine
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, U.S., Interview )

- 282 days ago -
A former American Marine says the US-led invasion of Afghanistan was carried out under no justifiable pretext, leading to a long-drawn-out war in the country.
Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna's Safety
World  (tags: human rights, Brishna, rapist convicted, Afghanistan, children, female rights )

- 307 days ago -
Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna's rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna's protection.
Stop Honor Killing of 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor
World  (tags: Honor Killings, rape survivor, afghanistan, mullah, mosque, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, crime, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, society, violence, world )

- 337 days ago -
Ten-year-old Brishna, a girl living in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, was raped by a mullah in her local mosque. Although the mullah, Mohammad Amin, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to 20 years in prison, Brishna's ordeal is not over
My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord
World  (tags: Afghanistan, women, female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, Commander Pigeon, violence, war, society, freedoms, government )

Carrie No
- 358 days ago -
She held her machine gun against her bosom like a bouquet of roses. A few girls dressed in bright loose tunics holding AK-47s stood at her side, with ammo wound like gold pythons about their necks. "Hot chicks with AKs," Sharif remarked.
The Interpreters
World  (tags: world, Afghanistan, interpreters, war, freedoms, loyalty, allies, bravery, violence, death )

Carrie No
- 413 days ago -
The interpreters who worked for American forces during the recent Afghanistan war (and the many still working) are among America's bravest and most loyal allies. So that you don't have to take my word for it, I asked several U.S. Marines I'd met in...

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