User: newstrust Topic: Afghanistan
Category: government corruption
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Putin’s goal is to show how ‘democracy is a kind of a sham’: ‘Citizen K’ Documentary maker Alex Gibney 19.1.2020 Raw Story
Ever since his breakthrough documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” in 2005, Alex Gibney has displayed a remarkable ability to pull scandals from headline news and turn them into gripping cinematic experiences. He dramatizes, in the sense that he often tells his stories with the pacing and structure of a thriller or a […]
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Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success 17.1.2020 Truthout.com
A majority of veterans and civilians don't think the 18-year-long war was worth fighting. It's time to end the ...
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The 2010s: A decade of protests around the world 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A turbulent decade began with the Arab Spring and ended with a swell of anti-government demonstrations from Latin America to India, Sudan and Hong Kong. Here's a glimpse of protests outside the U.S.
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WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry 28.12.2019 Truthout.com
WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry
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Trump is just a symptom of our decline — but he’s proven to be the symptom from hell 24.12.2019 Raw Story
Here’s the question at hand — and I guarantee you that you’ll read it here first: Is Donald Trump the second or even possibly the third 9/11? Because truly, he has to be one or the other. Let me explain, and while I do, keep this in mind: as 2019 ends, thanks to Brexit and […]
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Fiery Disagreements Erupt at Sixth Democratic Debate 21.12.2019 Truthout.com
Bernie Sanders shouts at Joe Biden
Democratic presidential candidates clashed over money in politics, Medicare for All and free college Thursday night.
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Trump pardons and emboldens war criminals — and the corruption of Trumpism spreads 25.11.2019 Raw Story
I have to admit that of all the spooky parallels between Donald Trump’s and Richard Nixon’s disregard for the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution, I didn’t see the war-criminal coddling coming. I should have. Nixon famously had the My Lai mass murderer, Lt. William Calley, freed from prison and put under house arrest […]
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BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year? 16.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our most inspiring and influential women of 2019 give us their vision of a female-led future.
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The president’s ‘America First’ policy has been replaced by a ‘Trump First’ strategy: columnist 14.10.2019 Raw Story
Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl outlined in a Sunday column that President Donald Trump may have promised his supporters an “America First” presidency, but it’s quickly become a “Trump First” policy instead. In the column, Diehl explained it took Trump about one month to completely destroy his 2016 campaign promise. “Thanks mostly […]
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Afghans vote for president amid Taliban threats, fraud fears 28.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Afghans headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and threats of violence from Taliban militants, who warned citizens to stay away from polling stations or risk being hurt.

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Afghanistan's presidential election: All you need to know 28.9.2019 BBC: World
Millions of Afghans will vote for a president on Saturday but many will stay away for fear of violence.
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In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power 25.9.2019 techCrunch
Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo helped Twitter set up its ad sales in the Latin American region, then witnessed how the platform became monetized and weaponized by professional trolls.
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Citing corruption, US slashes Afghan aid days before election 19.9.2019 Raw Story
The United States on Thursday accused Afghanistan’s government of failing to fight corruption and cut more than $160 million in direct funding, little over a week before the country’s elections. While Washington has long complained of graft by its ally, the harsh measure comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani clashed with President Donald Trump over […]
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After 2 Decades, Democrats Still Don’t Agree on When to Leave Afghanistan 1.8.2019 Mother Jones
Two Democratic candidates who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq made unambiguous pledges during this week’s debates: They promised to bring home the roughly 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan by the end of their first year in office. Those two veterans—South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard—are the only Democratic […]
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You Never Knew You Needed a Book on Richard Holbrooke, but Goddamn Is It Good 31.7.2019 Mother Jones
Longtime US diplomat Richard Holbrooke was many things: US ambassador to Germany, an author, assistant secretary of state, and a womanizing, social-climbing jerk. While the larger-than-life statesman saw “power the way an artist sees color,” as one former military leader put it in 2009—the year before Holbrooke died at 69—another former colleague described him as […]
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Pakistan censorship: 'Hovering above the mute button' 28.7.2019 BBC: World
Journalists say they are facing ever tighter restrictions on their reporting under the government of Imran Khan.
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Esper criticized for industry tries, but appears headed for confirmation as Defense secretary 16.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Trump's nominee for Defense secretary brushed aside Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for him to recuse himself from dealing with his former employer, a major defense contractor.

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A Majority of Military Veterans Think the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Were a Mistake 11.7.2019 Mother Jones
It’s not just a majority of Americans who think the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were a catastrophic mistake. Military veterans now increasingly say the Bush-era conflicts were not worth it, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. Sixty-four percent of the 1,284 veterans interviewed by Pew said the Iraq invasion was not […]
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A Troubled Ex-Soldier Gunned Down His Own Caregivers. Their Town Remains Devoted to Helping Vets. 30.5.2019 Mother Jones
On a rain-soaked afternoon in Napa Valley this spring, a somber crowd of about a hundred gathered inside the Yountville community center, located on a tree-lined street in the town’s business district. Many residents from the wine-country town of about 3,000 held white roses and wore purple bracelets bearing the words “Never To Forget.” “A […]
Brutal truths about our failure in Afghanistan are being drowned out by fake news 4.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It has become a journalistic game of sorts: Keeping a running tally of President Trump’s half-truths, untruths and outright lies. That game is not without entertainment value. Yet arguably at least as interesting and perhaps more instructive are the genuine truths that go essentially unnoticed,...

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