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Joan Wile : Afghan Kids and U.S. Grannies Unite for Peace

The Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers in Bamiyam Province. Photo from Joan Wile / The Rag Blog.Afghan kids to U.S. grannies:‘Tell your government to stopbombing and killing our people’ By Joan Wile / The Rag Blog / November 12, 2010 A … finish reading Joan Wile : Afghan Kids and U.S. Grannies Unite for Peace

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Ted McLaughlin : Americans Believe Afghan War Is ‘Lost Cause’

U.S. marine at a military camp in Fallujah. Photo by Roslan Rahman / AFP.Public opinion strong against war:Afghan nation-building is ‘lost cause’ By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / October 20, 2010 Right after the 9/11 tragedy there was … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Americans Believe Afghan War Is ‘Lost Cause’

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Paul Krassner : An Open Letter to Barack Obama

Image from GetReligion.org. Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s two-part interview with author, journalist, and legendary satirist Paul Krassner on Rag Radio here and here. To find all shows on the Rag Radio archives, go here. ‘Eat, pray, be disappointed’:An open letter … finish reading Paul Krassner : An Open Letter to Barack Obama

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Ted McLaughlin : Fingering Corruption in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai votes: Supposedly indelible ink used to mark voters’ fingers in the Afghanistan election to prevent fraud may have been easily washed off. Photo by Reuters.Ink hardly dry on electoral farce:American opinion and the Afghan fiascoBy Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Fingering Corruption in Afghanistan

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Alice Embree : Protesters Block Fort Hood Troop Deployment

Participants in the blockade action at Fort Hood, Texas, on August 23, 2010. Left to right: Iraq Veterans Bobby Whittenberg-James and Crystal Colon, Jeff Grant, Military Spouse Cynthia Thomas and Afghanistan Veteran Matthis Chiroux. Photo from Fort Hood Disobeys. Protesters … finish reading Alice Embree : Protesters Block Fort Hood Troop Deployment

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Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

Troops in Afghanistan: How prepared are they? Photo by Brennan Linsley /AP.Army Weak:Reserve members facing deploymentCharge their company not fit for battle By Clare Bayard / The Rag Blog / August 12, 2010 See ‘A call to action at Fort … finish reading Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

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Ed Felien : The Holy War that We Can’t Win

The Afghan jihad:A war that we can’t win By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / August 3, 2010 How can war be holy? What righteous god would welcome the massacre of innocents? And, yet, the origins and history of … finish reading Ed Felien : The Holy War that We Can’t Win

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Tom Hayden : Despite WikiLeaks, Congress Votes War Bucks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Image from The First Post.Despite WikiLeaks revelations,Congress votes for war fundingBy Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / August 2, 2010 Never was the case so weak for throwing another $33 billion into the Afghanistan sinkhole, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Despite WikiLeaks, Congress Votes War Bucks

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline. The Turkmenistan government is apparently still interested in moving forward with a pipeline through Afghanistan. Photo from Tehran Times.Conclusion: 2001-2010A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 18, 2010 [If you’re … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

Hamid Karzai with U.S. Special Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Photo from U.S. Military / Wikimedia Commons.Part 14: 1998-2001A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 10, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

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Afghanistan : The Hole Keeps Getting Deeper

Environmental art by Andy Goldsworthy. Image from TreeHugger.Digging deeper in Afghanistan:New general, same disaster By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / July 10, 2010 The first rule about holes is if you find yourself in one and you don’t … finish reading Afghanistan : The Hole Keeps Getting Deeper

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

An Afghani man sits in the rubble of Kabul, Afghanistan in 1995. Image from Countries and their Cultures.Part 13: 1992-1998A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 5, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

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