War in Afghanistan
Daily Round-up | Extrajudicial killings by British troops in Afghanistan & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of atrocities by British troops in Afghanistan, the location of the US embassy of Jerusalem, the bid by the Sri Lankan president to flee, and another mass massacre in Colombia

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.

The many trials of Australian whistleblower David McBride

Whistleblower David McBride, who revealed details of possible war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, faces a trial in September. He talks about the legal campaign against him

Assange US extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary, appeals remain and other stories

Today we look at the formal extradition order issued against Julian Assange, police repression of protests amid the crisis in Sri Lanka, and more

Aijaz Ahmed demise Leading Marxist philosopher and activist Aijaz Ahmad dies at 81

Both as an academic and as a public intellectual, Aijaz Ahmad was actively associated with various socialist and anti-imperialist movements across the world

US to close Red Hill facility that poisoned Hawaii’s water supply and other stories

Today we look at a missile attack by Israeli on Syria, the Pentagon’s decision to shut down the Red Hill tank farm in Hawai’i, and more

Vijay Prashad: “War itself is a crime”

Vijay Prashad delivers a moving address on the horrors of war, hunger and the necessity of fighting for peace for all

Wikileaks Wikileaks’ invaluable contributions to journalism and people’s movements

The information shared by Wikileaks has strengthened the resistance against repressive governments by exposing the gaps between their actions and their carefully crafted narratives

2021 sees drastic rise in migrant deaths, detentions off Libyan coast and other stories

Today we look at migrant deaths and detentions in the Mediterranean Sea, repression of Palestinian prisoners protesting Israeli violence, and more

‘We have to reexamine the legality of US drone wars’

Newly declassified Pentagon documents revealed the scale of devastation caused by flawed US intelligence as US forces bombed across various countries in West Asia.

Despite repeated appeals, US denies possibility of unfreezing Afghan assets

The UN and several other countries including China have asked the US to release nearly USD 10 billion worth of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to help the Taliban government deal with the humanitarian situation

US drone strike in Afghanistan No action against personnel responsible for killing Afghan civilians in August drone strike, says US defense department

Several human rights groups have questioned the internal investigation by the Pentagon which called the drone strike inside a residential building in Kabul an “honest mistake”. 10 Afghan civilians including seven children, were killed in the US drone strike in August