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  1. Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 associated with either station is safe henceforth.
  2. Afghanistan 1979-1992
    America's Jihad

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
  3. Afghanistan Analysts Network
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat
    Cut-and-Run Time

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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 improved life for ordinary working people. The US hasn’t achieved any of its strategic objectives.
  5. Britain's Own Pravda-Style Propaganda
    Ten Years Of 'Involvement' In Afghanistan

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    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 Britons had been killed, and millions had fled as refugees. This is how the Chinese state broadcaster might report the invasion ten years hence:
    'It’s ten years this week since Chinese forces first became involved in Britain, and more than five years since they assumed responsibility for south-east England. So what's been achieved in that time?'
    These were the actual words that presenter Fiona Bruce used on the flagship BBC News at Ten:
    'It’s ten years this week since British forces first became involved in Afghanistan, and more than five years since they assumed responsibility for Helmand province. So what's been achieved in that time?'
  6. The Case for Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A society based on the principles of equality, democracy, and freedom.
  7. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  8. Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, have turned to a new lie: they bombed the wrong building.
  9. IFJ Accuses NATO and Calls for Release of Al Jazeera Cameramen in Afghanistan
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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 forces on suspicion of working with the Taliban.
  10. Manufacturing Consent
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 of the news. They analyze how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.
  11. Press for Conversion #46
    December 2001

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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.
  12. Press for Conversion #59
    September 2006

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 and economic powers, including Canada.
  13. Project Ploughshares
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  14. Rogue State
    A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
  15. Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 October 3, 2015, is an archetypal example.
  16. Towards a New Cold War
    Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
  17. US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 patients and hospital staff.
  18. US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
    Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    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 people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
  19. The War Crimes of a Sergeant, the War Crimes of a Nation
    A Double Standard of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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 village.
  20. Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
    A Diary of Four Wars

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    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 between reported news and what really happened, but during these four campaigns the outside world has been left with misconceptions even about the identity of the victors and the defeated.

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