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Social Democracy Lands Finland Atop World Happiness Ranking

"World leaders should take heed," said economist Jeffrey Sachs. "Politics should be directed as the great sages long ago insisted: to the well-being of the people, not the power of the rulers."

Kenny Stancil ·


Biden Urged to Prevent 'Catastrophe' by Reversing Seizure of Afghan Funds

"The Biden administration's executive order from February 11th is deeply misguided, but it's not too late to change course."

Jake Johnson ·


Americans Must Recognize the Pain They Are Causing the Afghan People

With some 23 million people in extreme hunger and a million children under age five in immediate danger of starvation, the U.S. should unfreeze all of Afghanistan’s Central Bank assets.

Kathy Kelly ·


Ilhan Omar Blasts 'Unconscionable' Biden Plan to Seize Afghan Assets

"President Biden has the opportunity to make amends right now! He can unfreeze the funds belonging to the Afghan people," said one 9/11 widow.

Brett Wilkins ·


What We Must Do for Afghanistan

The U.S. should unfreeze Afghan government assets and lift sanctions hindering the recovery of the Afghan economy and humanitarian relief efforts. We must end the U.S. economic war on Afghanistan.

Jean Athey ·


After 20 Years in Afghanistan, 'America's Longest War Is Finally Over'

"Ending wars is good actually," said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar after Pentagon announced final military plane had departed from Kabul.

Jon Queally ·


Diplomacy, Not Bombs: Anti-War Voices Say Afghanistan Shows Need to Stop Any Further March to War

"The only thing that we 'accomplished' by going into... Afghanistan was to put trillions of taxpayer dollars into the military-industrial complex and destroy millions of lives."

Brett Wilkins ·


Flawed From the Start, Critics Say Afghan War's Bitter End for US Was 'Inevitable'

"No one will look back through history with anything but shame and sorrow for the human suffering wrought and the repeated failures of the U.S. war machine."

Andrea Germanos ·


Progressives Welcome 'Incredibly Encouraging News' of Planned US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

"With today's decision, President Biden recognizes what the people of the United States and Afghanistan have long known: we simply cannot bomb our way to peace."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan

Human rights advocates blasted the move as "another brazen attack against international justice" that "is designed to do what this administration does best—bully and intimidate."

Jessica Corbett ·

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