Even if Trump manages to end the war in Afghanistan, he’s fueling other wars that will be even more devastating.
The Middle East is still suffering from the consequences of the US invasion 15 years ago.
Trump’s plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
Join IPS, Split This Rock and The CrossCurrents Foundation in recognizing Eliza Griswold for her work collecting and introducing the folk poems of Afghan women to America.
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This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure.
Exceptions made for U.S. involvement in night raids emphasize its continuing influence in Afghanistan.
Was the NATO attack that killed 25 Pakistani soldiers an accident or an attempt to torpedo peace talks?
If there are general rules of war, certainly one of them is: “Do not fight in places that the Rand McNally three-dimensional map puts lots of bumps.”
The United States should work to change the game altogether through engaging Pakistan in new ways, including increasing humanitarian aid and supporting stronger democratic institutions.
We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.
If the two cultures genuinely dislike each other, cooperation between the United States and the Middle East in stamping out terrorism is doomed.
Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis will discuss the current wars and the forces driving them. They will examine together the implications of the economic crisis and the right-wing resurgence for new initiatives by the peace movement. Following their conversation, there will be time for brief comments and questions from the audience.
Come to a critical mass gathering for a show of unity in opposition to U.S. Wars and Occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. A minute of silence will be observed for each year of each war (sixteen minutes), followed by our simultaneous reading of lines of poetry (probably lines from Whitman).