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NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

IFJ Accuses NATO and Calls for Release of Al Jazeera Cameramen in Afghanistan
2010-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for the release of two Al Jazeera cameramen, Mohammed Nader and Rahmatullah Nekzad, who were recently arrested in Afghanistan by the NATO-led fo...

Sources Select Resources

Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
Article
2015
Ifex
In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter...
Afghanistan 1979-1992
America's Jihad
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat
Cut-and-Run Time
Whitney, Mike
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The United States hasn’t liberated Afghanistan. It hasn’t rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasn’t removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or imp...
Britain's Own Pravda-Style Propaganda
Ten Years Of 'Involvement' In Afghanistan
Article
2011
Medialens
Imagine Britain had been invaded and occupied by armed forces from another region of the world with China, for example, as a significant ‘partner’ in the ‘coalition’. Imagine tens of thousands of Brit...
The Dangers of Embedded Journalism
A Distorted View of War
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
CounterPunch
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
Media Lens
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of Octo...
US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patie...
US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
Antiwar.com
Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that peop...
The War Crimes of a Sergeant, the War Crimes of a Nation
A Double Standard of Justice
McNamara, Tom
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is alleged that on the evening of March 10-11, 2012, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales left his base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, fully armed and loaded, and murdered 16 civilians in a nearby v...
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...
The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary
Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern
Forte, Maximillian
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but...

Sources Bookshelf

Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Press for Conversion #46
December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Published not long after 9/11 and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, this issue takes a radical look at the underlying purpose of this war and the military occupation that followed.
Press for Conversion #59
September 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A phony democracy – dominated by warlords, drug barons, oil industry representatives and World Bank administrators – has now been successfully imposed upon Afghanistan by the world's major military an...


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