Kabul


Remnants of War

“Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement…”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Codepink, Counterpunch, ZNet, Common Dreams, Eurasia Review, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, Pace e Bene, War Is a Crime, Pax Christi USA, The Peace Report, The Palestine Chronicle, LA Progressive, New Age, The Plymouth Institute for Peace Research, Axis of Logic, Counter Currents, Brewminate, The Smirking Chimp, Dissident Voice, Yo News, Abundant Hope, Orbitt, Gorilla Radio Blog, Palestine News Today, The World News
Date: 2019, July 12, 13, 15, 16
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Surveillance and Surveys in Kabul

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“In Kabul, where the Afghan Peace Volunteers have hosted me in their community, the U.S. military maintains a huge blimp equipped with cameras and computers to supply 24-hour surveillance of the city. Remotely piloted drones, operated by Air Force and Air National Guard personnel on U.S. bases, also fly over Afghanistan, giving U.S. military analysts miles of camera footage, every day. Billions of dollars have been invested in a variety of blimps which various vendors such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Aeros have shipped to Afghanistan. All of this surveillance purportedly helps establish “patterns of life” and bring security to people living here. But this sort of “intelligence” discloses very little about experiences of poverty, chaos, hunger, child labor, homelessness, and unemployment which afflict families across Afghanistan.”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2016/01/13/essay-surveillance-and-surveys-in-kabul/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-kelly/surveillance-and-surveys_b_8954536.html
Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/34422-surveillance-and-surveys-in-kabul
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/127279
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/12/surveillance-and-surveys-in-kabul/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2016/01/13/food-fuel-water-11316/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/kabul-surveillance/, Transcend Media Service, Dissident Voice, Popular Resistance, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Huntington News, The Raven Foundation, Veterans for Peace, Sojourners, Z Net, Pax Christi USA, The News International
Date: January 11,12,13,14,18,28,2016

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Which Side Are We On?

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““On the one side, powerful military bureaucracies, influential and richly financed weapons industries, their lobbies, their captive legislators, those for whom paranoia or past wars are a way of life,” he wrote. “On the other side, only reason, the will to survive, the inarticulate poor” – John Kenneth Galbraith, foreword to the 1978 edition of Ruth Sivard’s “World Military and Social Expenditures,” as quoted in the NYT obituary for Ruth Sivard.”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Tele Sur http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Which-Side-Are-We-On-20150913-0025.html
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32837-which-side-are-we-on-children-in-kabul-seek-to-abolish-war
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/afghan-borderfree-center/
Vanguard Daily News http://www.vanguarddailynews.com/analysis/which-side-are-we-on/
Common Dreams http://commondreams.org/views/2015/09/15/which-side-are-we
The News International http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-340745-Which-side-are-we-on
Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/which-side-are-we-on
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/09/16/feed-their-families-91615/
Herald Independent http://heraldindependent.com/opinion/editorials/1015/which-side-are-we-on
Newberry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/2118/which-side-are-we-on
Date: September 13,15,16,17,18,2015

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