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  1. Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist for four years
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in its criticism of the harsh prison sentence imposed on TV journalist Faizullah Khan and is demanding the Afghan government immediately review
  2. 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.
  3. Afghan Young Women Protest Killing Women
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Afghan Young Women for Change (YWC) activists, holding placards which read 'where is justice?', take part in a protest denouncing violence against women in Afghanistan in Kabul on April 14, 2012. Some 30 Afghan women took to the streets of the capital Kabul against the killing of five Afghan women in less than a month in three provinces of the country.
  4. Afghanistan 1979-1992
    America's Jihad

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

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Afghanistan government vows to end impunity for crimes against journalists
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government’s statement of intention to bring an end to impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers in the country
  7. Afghanistan: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders has released the report of a fact-finding visit to Afghanistan in January. Entitled â#oWe have free speech, but weâ##re not safe and we donâ##t act responsibly".
  8. 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.
  9. Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  10. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  11. America's Latest War Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is to say, "We're sorry"? No wonder people around the globe hate the US.
  12. Another World is Possible
    Globalization and Anti-capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
  13. An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
  14. Authorities arrest two TV presenters in Kabul
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by yesterdayâ##s arrests in Kabul of two commercial TV presenters, Fahim Kohdamani of Emroz and Ajmal Alamzai of Ariana TV.
  15. Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2015
    A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same.
  16. 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?'
  17. Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into Afghanistan without complete documentation.
  18. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  19. CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without any difficulties.
  20. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  21. Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
  22. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  23. Empire's Workshop
    Latin America, the United States and the Rise of the New Imperialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Looks at U.S. foreign policy post 9/11 and its antecedents.
  24. Encyclopeida of Asian History
    Resource Type: Book
  25. Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one of our hospitals in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
  26. The Fog of Intelligence
    Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog of intelligence.
  27. French journalists released after being held hostage for 18 months
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Reporters Without Borders is delighted by today’s release of French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier and their Afghan interpreter Reza, who were abducted by a Taliban group on 29 December 2009.
  28. From the Ruins of Empire
    The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Pankaj Mishra's fascinating, highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West.
  29. 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.
  30. Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, according to Freedom House's annual media study.
  31. Hegemony or Survival
    America's Quest for Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
  32. 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.
  33. IFJ expresses concern for Afghanistan's media after spate of threats and attacks
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Afghanistan Independent Journalist Association (AIJA) in expressing concern over a series of recent threats and intimidations issued at journalists
  34. Imperial Crusades
    Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to overthrow unruly regimes in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan under the pretext of humanitarian intervention. Imperial Crusades chronicles the lies that are now returning almost daily to haunt the liars in Washington and London, the secret agendas and the under-reported carnage of these wars.
  35. Imperialism, the Cold War and the Creation of Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The true intent of the partition was to detach Pakistan from India, create a militarily strategic foothold aimed at the Soviet Union and maintain control over the oil fields of the Middle East.
  36. International Crisis Group
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  37. Jailed Pakistani journalist freed in Afghanistan
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Welcoming a decision by the Nangarhar High Court in eastern Afghanistan this week to release a Pakistani television journalist imprisoned in the country since April 22, 2014.
  38. Journalist severely injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing dies
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) are saddened by the news that a journalist who was severely injured in a suicide bombing two weeks ago in Kabul, Afghanistan has died.
  39. Killing Hope
    U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what U.S. foreign policy goals really are. "If you flip over the rock of American foreign policy of the past century, this is what crawls out… invasions … bombings … overthrowing governments … occupations … suppressing movements for social change … assassinating political leaders … perverting elections … manipulating labor unions … manufacturing “news” … death squads … torture … biological warfare … depleted uranium … drug trafficking … mercenaries … It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name."
  40. Kunduz Killers Go Free
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens wounded. The US military plane conducted five strafing runs over the course of more than an hour despite MSF pleas to Afghan, US and Nato officials to call off the attack.
  41. Letters from Lexington
    Reflections on Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  42. 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.
  43. Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
  44. Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed.
  45. Necessary Illusions
    Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
  46. The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
  47. Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
  48. Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  49. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  50. Press for Conversion #43
    December 2000

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2000
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
  54. The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested.
  55. Radio programme a beacon of hope for Afghans searching for lost relatives
    In Search of the Missing tries to track down some of the 1 million people who have disappeared during three decades of war

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    An Afghani radio station has started a semi-weekly segment entitled "In Search of the Missing", aimed at reuniting missing loved ones. Citizens are invited to call the 10-year-old radio programme and leave a 20 second message reaching out to their loved ones.
  56. Rally in support of French journalists held hostage for past 18 months
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Reporters Without Borders continues to press for the release of the only journalists currently held hostage anywhere in the world, French TV reporters Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, who were kidnapped exactly a year and a half ago.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspective they're all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it's one that I reject."
  60. The Socialist Register 1980
    Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  61. Sources welcomes Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is a Canadian-based institution dedicated to making international peace operations more effective through research, education and training, and capacity development.
  62. Surprise: U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going Well
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A new report has found the war on drugs in Afghanistan remains colossally expensive, largely ineffective and likely to get worse. This is particularly true in the case of opium production, says the U.S. Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
  63. Time for Action to Free Hostage Journalists in Afghanistan after 500 Days of Captivity, Says IFJ
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today joined events marking the 500 days of captivity of two French journalists, Hervé Guesquières and Stéphane Taponier.
  64. 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.
  65. Towers of Deception
    The Media Cover-Up of 9/11

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
  66. US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
  67. 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.
  68. A War on Wikileaks?
    Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants to strike fear into the minds and bodies of people working with Wikileaks, or anyone else doing such work, and anyone contemplating leaking any classified records. Fear is its greatest weapon of psychological destruction, with proven success at home. The outcome the state hopes for is greater self-censorship and greater self-monitoring.
  69. Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission.
  70. Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.
  71. Will Google's Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Google Print does not "change everything" regarding the need for professional cataloging and classification of books; its limitations make cataloging and classification even more important to researchers. Google’s keyword search mechanism, backed by the display of results in "relevance ranked" order, is expressly designed and optimized for quick information seeking rather than scholarship.
  72. World Orders Old and New
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
  73. World Vision Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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