User: newstrust Topic: Afghanistan
Category: government corruption
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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The president’s ‘America First’ policy has been replaced by a ‘Trump First’ strategy: columnist 14.10.2019 Raw Story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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New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs 24.4.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
“Collateral Murder” created a media sensation in 2010 and led to Chelsea Manning’s imprisonment and to a DOJ investigation of Julian Assange, reports Elizabeth Vos. But the war crimes the video exposed got no one else in trouble. Consortium News today begins…Read more →
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End Washington’s stagnant Afghanistan war 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“America would be more secure and stronger economically if we recognized that we have largely achieved our objectives in Afghanistan and moved aggressively to bring our troops and tax dollars home,” Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) write in an op-ed article. “Today, despite vast investment...

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After Years of Republican Rule, the House Takes on Voting Rights 30.1.2019 Truthout.com
The Republican establishment in Washington is desperately clinging to power.

The post After Years of Republican Rule, the House Takes on Voting Rights appeared first on Truthout.

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Can PM Imran fix Pakistan? 18.8.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Imran Khan hopes to fulfill the dreams of the founders of of Pakistan in establishing an Islamic Welfare State.'
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How to Fight a War of Ultimate Repetitiousness in Afghanistan 16.8.2018 Truthout.com
The US military is now heading into record territory in Afghanistan.

The post How to Fight a War of Ultimate Repetitiousness in Afghanistan appeared first on Truthout.

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Inside WikiLeaks: Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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