Afghan War

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Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
Article
2015
In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter...
Afghanistan 1979-1992: America's Jihad
Blum, William
Article
An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat: Cut-and-Run Time
Whitney, Mike
Article
2012
The United States hasn’t liberated Afghanistan. It hasn’t rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasn’t removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or imp...
Britain's Own Pravda-Style Propaganda: Ten Years Of 'Involvement' In Afghanistan
Article
2011
Imagine Britain had been invaded and occupied by armed forces from another region of the world with China, for example, as a significant ‘partner’ in the ‘coalition’. Imagine tens of thousands of Brit...
The Case for Socialism
Maass, Alan
Book
2005
An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A soci...
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
McCoy, Alfred
Article
2010
The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realisti...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Obama's Afghanistan War: Morally Wrong, or Incompetently Waged?
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
For our rulers, the point of a war is to make us Americans feel the way only a war can--determined to prevail over a dangerous foreign enemy by supporting our leaders when we would otherwise oppose th...
Press for Conversion #46: December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Published not long after 9/11 and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, this issue takes a radical look at the underlying purpose of this war and the military occupation that followed.
Press for Conversion #59: September 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A phony democracy – dominated by warlords, drug barons, oil industry representatives and World Bank administrators – has now been successfully imposed upon Afghanistan by the world's major military an...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
Media Lens
Article
2015
One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of Octo...
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
The Urge to Surge: War is a Drug
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2011
Englehardt describes the effects of the US surge addiction with the military issue as an example.
US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patie...
US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan: Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that peop...
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
The War Crimes of a Sergeant, the War Crimes of a Nation: A Double Standard of Justice
McNamara, Tom
Article
2012
It is alleged that on the evening of March 10-11, 2012, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales left his base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, fully armed and loaded, and murdered 16 civilians in a nearby v...
The War In Afghanistan
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2002
Noam Chomsky examines the military action of the US in Afghanistan, exploring America's breach of international law through the refusal to obtain Security Council authorization.
War(s) With No Exit: Against The Current vol. 136
The Editors
Article
2008
The raging debate on “war policy” between the corporate presidential campaigns has come down to this:
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong: A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...
The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary: Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern
Forte, Maximillian
Article
2010
The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but...
Wikileaks and the Truth of the Af-Pak War: Against The Current vol. 148
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2010
In the aftermath of the much-discussed leak of the Afghan war documents, few aspects of the Af-Pak imbroglio have been as scrutinized as the supposed duplicity of the Pakistani security establishment....

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The Dangers of Embedded Journalism
A Distorted View of War
Cockburn, Patrick
2010

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