Posts tagged with ‘Afghanistan’

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The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

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 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability Clive Hambidge. Part One Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’ “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. […]

Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception

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Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception of Terrorism and the Entrance of Islam in the Image Dr Rachael M. Rudolph The anti-Islam film has sparked outrage around the world, leading from nonviolent to violent protest.  Condemnation from state to non-state actors can be heard over the film.  Anger in some places has led to […]

The American Manifest Destiny

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The American Manifest Destiny Clive Hambidge Killing from afar Americans and their European poodles coiffeured red white and blue in American power salons  are unlawfully targeting, and killing from afar, suspected militants  innocent bystanders, and helpers, labelled “collateral damage,” whilst avoiding more politically toxic body bags containing  returning American “heroes” to military bases and more […]

Remember All the Children, Mr. President

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Remember All the Children, Mr. President Bill Quigley Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut. Remember the 35 children who died in Newtown Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments. Remember the 168 children who have been killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006. Remember the 231 children killed in Afghanistan in […]

State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors

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State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors Lilian Nyamwaro Are the International Law Commission’s 2001 Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts sufficiently robust in the context of non-state actors who commit acts of terrorism? The principle of state responsibility under international law was created to protect the rights of all sovereign states […]

Afghans see slow healthcare improvements

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Afghans see slow healthcare improvements Agencies Standards of healthcare in Afghanistan have improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban, but security continues to play a large role in determining access to and quality of care provided. In the last 10 years, child mortality rates have fallen by half, with about one in 10 children […]

Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?

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Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace? Richard Falk A few days ago I was a participant in a well-attended academic panel on “the decline of violence and warfare” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association held this year in San Diego, California. The two-part panel featured appraisal of the common argument of two […]

Media Scoundrels Promote War

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Media Scoundrels Promote War Stephen Lendman Syria is target one, then Iran. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. Western-backed insurgents can’t match Assad’s security forces. In 2011, Libyan killer gangs had air force support. Without NATO, they’d have been routed. Expect stepped up intervention in Syria. All signs suggest it. The April 10 deadline […]

How to Leave Guantánamo: Via a Plea Deal, or In A Coffin

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How to Leave Guantánamo: By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin Andy Worthington Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half years in secret CIA […]

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo

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Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo Stuart Whatley The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Iraq during years past, as revealed in a leaked Air Force memo [PDF]. Raw Story, which first reported the leak, writes this: The document, written […]

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that […]

Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2)

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Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2) The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. The following article is part 2 of Noam Chomsky’s series on […]

Transformational Politics

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Transformational Politics Awakening an American Society and the Global Community Be Part of the Evolution Clive Hambidge “Julian Assange” said Noam Chomsky “should be congratulated for  carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning.” Assange is perhaps to pay […]

Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd

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Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd Donald Kaul Washington’s talking about cutting the military budget. Whoopee. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently revealed plans to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the Pentagon’s budget in the next decade, with possibly more reductions on the way. We’re going to have fewer soldiers, fewer warplanes and ships, […]

Officials: CIA to Stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for Years After Wars

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Officials: CIA to Stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for Years After Wars Jason Ditz Baghdad-Based CIA Spying on Maliki Government US officials said today the CIA is planning to maintain a large and secretive presence inside both Iraq and Afghanistan long after the US occupations of those nations end. In Iraq, which US troops have already left, […]