All Articles on Afghanistan

Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer News
Ari & I: May 27, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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A War Won't End Terrorism
Directly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the war talk began, as if war were the obvious remedy for terrorism. The president vowed to "destroy the infrastructure of terrorism" and defeat "states that sponsor terrorism." By January, our quarrel was shifting from Osama bin Laden to what...
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The Others: What If We Could See the Afghan Dead as We've Seen the September 11 Victims?
Every day for several months, the New York Times did what should always be done when a tragedy is summed up in a statistic: It gave us miniature portraits of the human beings who died on September 11--their names, photos, glimmers of their personalities, their idiosyncrasies, how friends and loved...
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Blood and Oil
The question of what is driving the American military is haunting. To construct a cohesive scenario from the diverse, contradictory and fragmented information surrounding the present military action is challenging. The word that keeps popping up is - pipeline. If beneath the carnage there is...
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How We Could Still Lose in Afghanistan
AUSTIN, Texas -- UNTIL A FEW days ago, it seemed there were only two ways we could possibly lose the war in Afghanistan. The first was if great numbers of Afghans starve to death this winter, thus canceling out the good we have done by getting rid of the Taliban and inciting a new wave of...
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Feeding the Hungry May Be the Prime Task of Peacekeepers
For 20 years, I have traveled the world, first as a U.N. relief worker and now as a human-rights activist. I've witnessed famine in Africa and visited burned-out villages in Central America. I have seen people dying of starvation and people dying from the wounds of war. But having just returned...
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"Sounds Good to Me...."
Last night, in New York City, Ramsey Clark, former attorney general under the Johnson administration, was speaking to a group of peace advocates. In opening comments to a group of four hundred, the moderator of the event asserted that George Bush’s war on terrorism will spread to Somalia, Sudan and...
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The Curious Narrative From Author Unknown
An Afghan journalist records on videotape Mike Spann, well-scrubbed CIA agent-hero interrogating John Walker, wretched and grimy traitor; two young Americans on opposite sides in a prison in Afghanistan – one standing with a gun – the other on his knees bound and silent. One brainwashed, perhaps,...
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The Wall Street Journal and The Workers Vanguard Agree: Both Capitalists and Communists Conclude Afghanistan Better Off Under Soviets Than Northern Alliance
The Wall Street Journal, the leading global newspaper of business, is published by Dow Jones and Company who also operate the world's most widely followed stock-market indicator tracking the world's largest stock market. The Workers Vanguard, is a Marxist working class biweekly of the Spartacist...
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The "Turbanators" And The Terrorists: War Crimes And Media Omissions
My late and great friend Abbie Hoffman used to open his lectures with a bet, what he called the Journalist Challenge. He offered $100 to any reporter present who could file a story on his talk with less than three errors. He was a chronic gambler all his life, but he told me that this was one bet...
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