Browsing Archive: April, 2011

If Cairo Came to Kabul

Posted by Mufti Admin on Monday, April 18, 2011, In : Article 
By David Swanson

Before Tahrir Square happened almost nobody predicted that President Hosni Mubarak would be forced out of office by a movement that didn't pick up a gun. Had President Barack Obama expected that outcome, he might have publicly backed Mubarak's departure before, rather than after, Mubarak stepped down.

Obama can be seen as overcompensating for that performance in Libya, but there he is placing faith in weapons. Anybody can do that. Egypt ...
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A New, More United & More Diverse Peace Movement launched on April 9

Posted by Mufti Admin on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,

By Abdul Malik Mujahid

He could barely walk. He could not even stand straight probably because of his age. But he marched for about two miles with ten thousand plus people on April 9, 2011 protesting war and asking for peace. I walked with him. He only paused a few brief moments to sip a little water but did not rest. Sam initially did not share his age with me. But at the end of the rally he told me he is 87 years old. The first time he had marched in a rally was in the 60...


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An Afghan Peace Movement, Not a US Peace Jirga

Posted by Mufti Admin on Saturday, April 9, 2011,
By David Swanson, Truthout

Kabul, Afghanistan - The United States, on the verge of shutting down its own government for lack of funds, just forked over another $50 million for a peace jirga (or council) to negotiate peace in Afghanistan or at least sponsor an upcoming conference in the United Arab Emirates and - perhaps more so - bribe Taliban fighters to temporarily stop fighting.

Talking is always preferable to bombing, and anything with the name pe...
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Peace is a Dirty Word

Posted by Mufti Admin on Monday, April 4, 2011,

By Patrick Kennelly

                  Three years ago in Bamiyan, a western province of Afghanistan, a multiethnic group of university students gathered for a three month workshop on peacemaking. The group of young leaders met weekly ultimately concluding that peace is impossible in Afghanistan. Undeterred by their conclusion these young people asked: “What do we do to change this reality?”

                  In answering this question the students decided two critical ...


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Our Demand Must Be “US Troops Out of Afghanistan Now!”

Posted by Mufti Admin on Monday, April 4, 2011,

By Brian Terrell

Given the fears and uncertainties of what might befall Afghanistan upon the withdrawal of US and NATO troops, is it responsible for American peace activists to demand that our government bring our troops home now? I believe that it is urgent and that it is crucial that we do.

The future of Afghanistan cannot be settled by the US peace movement anymore than by the US State Department or the Department of Defense. Our positions on the war and occupatio...


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