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British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq

British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq Also: More troops will deepen the crisis in Afghanistan

Over 450 US airstrikes go unrecorded in 2016 in Afghanistan

Over 450 US airstrikes go unrecorded in 2016 in Afghanistan An investigation by US armed forces magazine Military Times has suggested official statistics of bombing raids are incomplete.

Brutality lives on in US as prisons replace plantations

Brutality lives on in US as prisons replace plantations Black people in the US make up 5 percent of the total population—but 25 percent of the prison population. This insightful documentary film exposes the reality behind the statistic.

West plots to deport Afghan refugees back to warzone

West plots to deport Afghan refugees back to warzone Western governments and their allies are conniving to send Afghan refugees back to a warzone.

Leaks show US planned deadly raid on Afghan hospital

Leaks show US planned deadly raid on Afghan hospital Charity accuses US of ‘premeditated massacre’ after it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, writes Judith Orr

Outrage over ‘war crime’ as US bombs kill 22 people in an Afghan hospital

Outrage over ‘war crime’ as US bombs kill 22 people in an Afghan hospital US bombs killed 22 people in a hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan last Saturday. The dead included 12 doctors and ten patients. 

The drugs don’t work—behind our rulers’ Afghanistan lies

17 March 2015
John Newsinger cuts through our rulers’ tears for the British dead in Afghanistan. Here he exposes the corrupt narco regime imposed by the West

US interference in Afghanistan leaves thousands living in misery

20 January 2015
Six months after his turbulent election president Ashraf Ghani has finally formed a government in Afghanistan.

Suicide bombing at volleyball game in Afghanistan

25 November 2014
A suicide bomber killed at least 57 people at a volleyball game in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province last Sunday.

West leaves a bloody legacy in Afghanistan

28 October 2014
Britain’s role in the West’s 13-year occupation of Afghanistan ended last Sunday. The US is rapidly reducing troop numbers.

International news round-up

30 September 2014
The ruling Labour-type Socialist Party lost control of the French senate to the right in an election this week. A police officer shot and killed 14 year old Cameron Tillman in the southern US state of Louisiana on Tuesday of last week. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was confirmed president of Afghanistan last week.

International round-up

15 July 2014
Union mocks the bosses in South Africa | US intervenes after Afghan election | New threat despite stalemate in Ukraine

West is losing control in the Middle East

01 July 2014
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.

The US imperialist project failed in Afghanistan

03 June 2014
What happened to the “war on terror”? 

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

08 April 2014
As Nato’s occupation comes to an end, Guy Smallman speaks to Afghans about its legacy of deep poverty and corruption

Kabul restaurant attack is fresh blow for Nato

21 January 2014
A Taliban attack killed 21 people in the well-protected district of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul where most foreigners live and work last week.

Jeremy Scahill talks about his film Dirty Wars: finding the names and faces of the West's victims

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill set out to put names, faces and stories to the victims of the Western military in his new film Dirty Wars. He spoke to Judith Orr about his journey to expose the slaughter of the “war on terror”

Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai delays US occupation plans

26 November 2013
Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai has delayed signing a deal allowing the US to keep 15,000 occupying troops in Afghanistan for another decade.

Marine guilty of murder - but army let off lightly

12 November 2013
A sergeant in the Royal Marines was convicted of murder last week after footage of him shooting an unarmed injured Afghan prisoner was shown in court.

Joe Glenton - an anti-war soldier the army couldn't keep a lid on

06 August 2013
Joe Glenton’s book Soldier Box is a riveting read about the reality of life in Britain’s imperialist wars—and the brave fight to expose it, says Judith Orr

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