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Chatter #289 – Stephanie Savell on The Costs Of War: From Afghanistan To Ukraine

Costs of War Calculate that the post-9/11 wars cost more than $8 trillion, the lives of 929,000 people (including 387,000 civilians) and created 38 million refugees. Stephanie Savell is a public anthropologist who researches militarism, security, and civic engagement in relation to the United States post-9/11 wars and policing in Rio de Janeiro,…

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What Do The Taliban Offer The Women Of Afghanistan?

This article was originally posted here. The hashtag #womensrights has been trending on social media ever since the Taliban swept dramatically into the Afghan capital Kabul in what was an almost bloodless takeover. Aside from anything else, the transition of power was much smoother than that in Washington earlier this year, when the…

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Chatter #180 – Dr Yvonne Ridley: Who Are The Taliban And How Did They Conquer Afghanistan So Quickly

Yvonne Ridley is a British journalist who was captured by the Taliban in 2001. She later converted to Islam. She is a vocal supporter of Palestine and an avid critic of Zionism and of Western media portrayals and foreign policy in the War on Terror and has undertaken speaking tours throughout the Muslim…

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