articles tagged "Afghanistan"

Justin Elliott: Think Tankers and the U.S. Military in Kabul

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | buzz
ProPublica

On Wednesday, Dec 5, our host Jan Miyasaki speaks with Justin Elliott, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, to speak about his piece Meet the Think Tankers: Advising the U.S. Military in Kabul. Justin began his piece amidst the media frenzy regarding former CIA Director General Petraeus’ extra-marital affair, and was struck by the reference in the Washington Post’s story regarding Petraeus’ time running the war in Afghanistan between summer 2010 – 2011. Justin explains that he brought over experts from conservative think tanks to Kabul to provide military advice, and had given them positions there to have strong influence over the way the war was led. This created …. more »

Matt Southworth on the War in Afghanistan

Monday, 15 October 2012 | buzz
Friends Committee on National Legislation (fcnl.org)

  On Monday October 15, our host Linda Jameson spoke with Matt Southworth, a legislative program associate for foreign policy with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest. First serving in the US army at the age of nineteen, Matt was deployed to Iraq in 2004 as an intelligence analyst doing predictive analysis. Since then, he has joined the FCNL and is also on the Board of Directors for Veterans for Peace. He was in Madison to attend a Veterans for Peace board meeting, and to plan the annual Veterans for Peace conference which will be held in Madison in August 2013. Matt travels across …. more »

Airstrikes in Afghanistan

Thursday, 20 September 2012 | A Public Affair
kathykelly

On Thursday September 20th, host Allen Ruff interviewed peace activist Kathy Kelly about recent airstrikes in Afghanistan. Kelly is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spends a great deal of time in Afghanistan fighting for peace. She recently stated, “On September 16th, 2012, at about 2:00 a.m., U.S./NATO forces called in an airstrike which killed eight Afghan women who were on a mountainside collecting wood for fuel. Villagers in the Alingar district of the Laghman province said the women routinely rise early in the morning to collect firewood so that they can prepare breakfast for their families. In spite of the constant drone surveillance which purportedly supplies the U.S. military with intelligence about patterns of life …. more »

Situation in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Cynthia interviewed Shelly Kittleson a freelance journalist who just wrapped a trip in Afghanistan. She has also spent time in Syria and has published some interviews with Syrian dissidents.   To read more from Kittleson: http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/332 To listen to the entire interview:   more »

Afghans for Peace

Thursday, 7 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Allen Ruff interviewed Afghans for Peace member Suraia Sahar. They discussed US motives in the war in Afghanistan as well as anti-war and anti-interventionist activism more broadly. “Afghans for Peace (AFP) is an alliance of Afghans from various ethnic, religious, socio-economic, cultural, and political backgrounds with a united vision for a democratic, all inclusive, just and peaceful Afghanistan. AFP consists of students, professionals, community leaders, and socio-politically aware activists.” -Afghans for Peace For more information: http://afghansforpeace.org/about Click below to hear the entire show: more »

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