Afghanistan war
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In today’s episode, we take a look at the national strike in Greece, a report on the killing of children by British forces in Afghanistan, votes on slavery in the US midterms, and a report by the Brazilian army on the recent elections

UK forces in Afghanistan UK forces killed between 64 & 135 children in Afghanistan in eight years, says anti-war group 

During this period, the UK acknowledged the death of only 16 children. The report by Action on Armed Violence, an anti-war group, confirms the general trend of NATO countries underreporting the number of civilian casualties caused in their operations abroad

Investigation finds evidence of war crimes by UK special forces in Afghanistan

A years-long investigation by BBC Panorama has revealed evidence of the repeated killings of unarmed Afghan civilians and detainees by the UK’s elite Special Air Service, and the attempted cover-up.

After repeated appeals, UNSC approves resolution for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

22.8 million people in Afghanistan are facing potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. The World Food Programme has warned that 8.7 million people are nearing famine-like conditions.

Afghanistan’s impoverished people live mid enormous riches

The Taliban government faces an unprecedented situation of economic collapse as it graples with decades of corruption and being shut off international aid

Post-Taliban takeover, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan?

Under the US occupation, Afghanistan’s health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own

Afghanistan: The challenges of a health system dependent on foreign aid

The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people’s needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban’s victory. Many Afghans struggle to access health care due to the high cost and the long distances they need to travel, often through conflict zones

The return of the Taliban 20 years later

Vijay Prashad explains the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal

US forces leave largest military base in Afghanistan

Bagram base, about 60km north of Kabul, has been the centre for US operations since the invasion in 2001.

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks amid sham US withdrawal

The US has stated that it is leaving the country, but it has not publicly talked about any plans for the exit of the undisclosed 1,000 troops, the special forces, private contractors, etc.

United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really

What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace? Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad explain