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NATO, Amnesty and maternal mortality in Afghanistan | Stop the War Coalition, Sydney

By Tim Anderson Amnesty International muddied the waters over the occupation of Afghanistan with its campaign this spring urging NATO to “keep the progress going” on women’s rights. The campaign was aimed at a NATO summit in Chicago and drew on one of the few remaining arguments for continued military occupation of that war-ravaged country. The idea that a military ...

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François Hollande repeats troop pullout pledge on surprise visit to Afghanistan | guardian.co.uk

The French president, François Hollande, has paid a surprise visit to the country’s troops in Afghanistan and told them: “You’ll be home by Christmas.” In defiance of American wishes, he added that the early withdrawal of France’s soldiers from the region by the end of the year, a key policy of his recent election campaign, was “non-negotiable”. He said he ...

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Afghanistan’s Chicago resistance | The Guardian

Nato’s murderous occupation will feel the strength of American and Afghan solidarity in Chicago this weekend Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Chicago this weekend for Nato’s annual summit where Afghanistan will be top of the agenda. It promises to be one of the most important anti-war demonstrations of our generation. I will be unable to travel to ...

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House OKs continued war in Afghanistan | The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House endorsed the continued war in Afghanistan on Thursday despite acknowledgment from Republicans and Democrats that the American people are war-weary after more than a decade of conflict. By a vote of 303-113, lawmakers rejected an amendment that would have swiftly ended combat operations in Afghanistan by limiting funds only to the “safe and orderly withdrawal ...

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Afghan commanders show new defiance in dealings with Americans | The Washington Post

KABUL —Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations to target the men would result in civilian casualties, Afghan officials say. The defiance highlights the shift underway in Afghanistan as Afghan commanders make use of their newfound power to veto operations proposed ...

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Afghan peace negotiator shot dead | CBS News

(AP) KABUL, Afghanistan – An assassin armed with a silenced pistol shot dead a top member of the Afghan peace council Sunday at a traffic intersection in the nation’s capital, police said. The killing strikes another blow to efforts to negotiate a political resolution to the decade-long war. Arsala Rahmani was a former Taliban official who reconciled with the government ...

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: We Are Not Exiting Afghanistan — We Are Staying | The Huffington Post

Yesterday, the president announced that the U.S. signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan, committing the United States to the country for a long time to come. The agreement addressed the transition to Afghan-led security forces by 2014. Human and monetary costs to the U.S. will continue to skyrocket. via Rep. Dennis Kucinich: We Are Not Exiting Afghanistan — We ...

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