Will Griffin and Matthew Hoh: Fighting the Unwinnable War in Afghanistan, Parts 1-3

With Will Griffin Writer, Dandelion Salad The Peace Report March 8, 2019 “For all these costs, particularly the bloody expenditure of lives, the war remains the same as it was in 2009: neither side can win and neither side will surrender. US proclamations of military success and “hard won gains” are specious and are just […]

Plant Trees Not Bombs in Afghanistan + Billions Being Wasted in Afghanistan Reconstruction

by Hakim Writer, Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com April 2, 2014 ourjourneytosmile·Apr 1, 2014 Dear friends, On the 28th of March, 2014, at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop. It […]

A Call for Borderfree Skype or Telephone Connections with the Afghan Peace Volunteers

by Hakim Writer, Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com January 22, 2014 Dear friends, “The political and economic mafia of Afghanistan and the world run this country with their guns and bombs,” says Abdulhai, a 17 year old Afghan Peace Volunteer. “We the people are rather helpless, unless we stand together.” Abdulhai’s sentiment helps to describe what is […]

COP 19: Activists Demanding Climate Justice

Dandelion Salad democracynow on Nov 18, 2013 We are broadcasting all week from Warsaw, Poland, where the U.N. climate summit, known as COP 19, has just entered its second week. On Saturday, thousands of protesters marched in Warsaw calling for climate justice, culminating in a rally outside the National Stadium where the climate summit is […]

Malalai Joya: The Hypocrisy of the U.S. Government + Chomsky Scorns So-Called “Humanitarian Intervention” + The Afghan Peace Volunteers and Luke Nephew: Rap Against Impunity as the Afghan War Turns 12

Dandelion Salad strugglevideomedia on Oct 8, 2013 Famed human rights activist Malalai Joya speaks in Boston at the meeting along with Noam Chomsky. Joya is on a 10 city tour of the U.S. Joya is speaking about her updated version of her book “A Woman Among Warlords”. She is introduced by Marilyn Levin of the […]

Deadly Raid: 11 Kids Killed in US Airstrike in Afghanistan

Dandelion Salad RussiaToday– Apr 7, 2013 At least 11 children are reported to have been among 18 people killed today in the latest airstrike by U.S. led forces in Afghanistan. The raid was allegedly called in by troops on the ground, after bitter fighting nearby. RT’s Tariq Muhi-yuddin reports.

Gareth Porter: Afghan war, dead weight around Obama’s neck + Raz Mohammad: Drones Kill the People of Afghanistan

with Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad January 12, 2013 PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 12, 2013 A political analyst tells Press TV that US President Barack Obama really does not want to keep American troops in Afghanistan any longer and this war is a dead weight around his neck. The comments came after US President Barack Obama said […]

As Obama Admin Preps “Enduring Presence” in Afghanistan, Peace Activists Build Ties to War Victims

Dandelion Salad democracynow·Dec 14, 2012 DemocracyNow.org – While the U.S. military is preparing to extend what is already the nation’s longest war, new ties are emerging between the peace movement here and in Afghanistan. The group “Afghan Peace Volunteers” recently invited international peace activists to help launch a campaign called “2 Million Friends for Peace […]

Kabul Attacks: Later, she turned pale + Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses

by Hakim Guest Writer Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com April 19, 2012 This video was filmed as we kept each other company nearby the attacks on the Afghan Parliament building, the Parliament being one of seven separate locations in Kabul where the ‘Taliban’ launched 18 hours of co-ordinated attacks on the 15th of April 2012. In the […]

Protesting NATO in Chicago will be too late for Afghanistan by Hakim

by Hakim Guest Writer Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com April 14, 2012 Dear friends of ordinary 99 percent Afghans, We thank you for your love and your hands and feet, in organizing for the upcoming Chicago protests! In these killing days, we in Afghanistan do not expect the interests of people to triumph over self-interests. But your […]

No One Can Stop Us!

with Hakim Guest Writer Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com April 3, 2012 photo by Hakim used with permission © All rights reserved ourjourneytosmile on Apr 3, 2012 Love or Enmity in Afghanistan? Are Pushtoons, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks and other ethnic groups in Afghanistan doomed by geopolitics to hate one another? Is non-violence an ‘obsolete’ concept for Afghans? […]

Peace Groups Call For U.S. Withdrawal After Army Sergeant Kills 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

Updated: March 13, 2012 with Hakim Guest Writer Dandelion Salad http://ourjourneytosmile.com Mar. 12, 2012 photo by Hakim used with permission © All rights reserved democracynow on Mar 12, 2012 democracynow.org – We go to Kabul to speak with an Afghan peace activist about the shooting spree by an U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan, which killed […]