‘Afghan people are boiling grass to eat’ while the US refuses to release frozen assets 

The Biden administration has ruled out releasing roughly $7 billion of frozen U.S.-held Afghan assets, a year after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and occupation, even as the United Nations warns a staggering 95% of Afghans are not getting enough to eat.

Source: ‘Afghan people are boiling grass to eat’ while the US refuses to release frozen assets | Opinion – Alternet.org

  The Other Victims of US Burns Pits Were the Iraqi and Afghan People 

The close to $700 billion appropriated in the PACT ACT for the next ten years will help alleviate some suffering caused by Halliburton’s war profiteering, but only for U.S. victims. It won’t do a thing for the people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Opinion | The Other Victims of US Burns Pits Were the Iraqi and Afghan People | Amy Goodman

  A Woman Being Eliminated, On Barbarous Orders From the Virtue and Vice Police 

In one of their harshest moves since a purportedly more humane Taliban returned to power, a new edict mandates all Afghan women cover their faces with a full burqa if they dare to leave their now-prison-like homes; it also deputizes men in their lives to enforce the despotic rule. The head-to-toe sheathing is one of many new strictures – female TV journalists in masks, curbs on school, work, travel – by a hardline cabal in charge of “virtue” and “vice,” once the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. The goal, besieged women say, is to “erase a whole gender and generation…to make women disappear.”

Source: Further | A Woman Being Eliminated, On Barbarous Orders From the Virtue and Vice Police | Opinion