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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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