NATO airstrike said to kill 10 children in Afghanistan

(LATimes) – A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, 10 of them children, in addition to the Taliban militants it was trying to hit, Afghan officials said.

The strike late Saturday in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province near Pakistan was called by coalition forces after they and their Afghan counterparts came […]

The whole world gets it!

By Tim Johnson | McClatchy Newspapers

“MEXICO CITY — Three former heads of state are urging the United States to engage in a serious discussion of drug legalization, saying its counter narcotics policies are becoming untenable in the wake of voter approval last fall of measures that legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Washington […]

Brian Downing: U.S. special forces leave key Afghan province as all war-weary sides look for clues

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By Brian M Downing

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered U.S. special forces out of Wardak province. It lies southwest of and near to Kabul, where he resides – isolated and dependent on foreign protection.

The U.S. soldiers are said to have assisted local forces in kidnapping locals and beheading one of […]

Code Pink, the Taliban and Malala Yousafzai

by Meredith Tax

(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)

The US antiwar group Code Pink, which describes itself as “a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end US funded wars and occupations,” recently sent a delegation to Pakistsan to campaign against drones with Imran Khan. On October 9th, […]