Afghanistan News Links 29-30 September 2021

30 September 2021 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

The Empire Does Not Forgive

The Military Industrial Media Complex: How the Pentagon Leaned on Hollywood to Sell the War in Afghanistan
https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-pentagon-leaned-hollywood-sell-war-afghanistan/5757220

Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
https://countercurrents.org/2021/09/afghanistans-impoverished-people-live-amid-enormous-riches/

On Afghanistan and Legitimate Resistance
https://countercurrents.org/2021/09/on-afghanistan-and-legitimate-resistance/

60 Hours After Publishing A Fake News Report On Afghanistan The New York Times Still Spreads The Story
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/09/60-hours-after-publishing-a-fake-news-report-on-afghanistan-the-new-york-times-still-keeps-its-story.html

Victims “Stunned” After International Court Drops Probe Into US War Crimes In Afghanistan
https://southfront.org/victims-stunned-after-international-court-drops-probe-into-us-war-crimes-in-afghanistan/

US, UK prepare to re-engage Taliban
https://countercurrents.org/2021/09/us-uk-prepare-to-re-engage-taliban/

60 Hours After Publishing A Fake News Report On Afghanistan The New York Times Still Spreads The Story

30 September 2021 — Moon of Alabama

On Tuesday I provided that the New York Times and CNN were spreading fake news about Taliban policy in Afghanistan by quoting a hoax tweet from an imposter’s Twitter account.

Forty-eight hours later both stories are still uncorrected despite the fact that many have have pointed out the ‘error’ in them.
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If the United Nations Charter Was Put To a Vote Today, Would It Pass?: The Thirty-Ninth Newsletter (2021)

30 September 2021 — Tricontinental

Rafael Tufino Figueroa Puerto Rico La Plena 1952 54Rafael Tufiño Figueroa (Puerto Rico), La plena, 1952-54.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Each year in September, the heads of governments come to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to inaugurate a new session of the General Assembly. The area surrounding the headquarters becomes colourful, delegates from each of the 193 member states milling about the UN building and then going out to lunch in the array of restaurants in its vicinity that scraped through the pandemic. Depending on the conflicts that abound, certain speeches are taken seriously; conflicts in this or that part of the world demand attention to the statements made by their leaders, but otherwise there is a queue of speeches that are made and then forgotten.

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Report On CIA Plans To Kidnap Assange Shows Clearest Evidence Yet Of Improper Pressure On Prosecutors

29 September 2021 — The Dissenter

PompaoScreen shot from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event, where CIA Director Mike Pompeo singled out WikiLeaks. | Fair use for news commentary.

Though District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled against the United States’ extradition request, she rejected the argument from the legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that hostility within U.S. intelligence agencies “translated into improper pressure on federal prosecutors to bring charges.”

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UK: Putting money before life

29 September 2021 — GMWatch

UK government’s response to public consultation on gene editing is scientifically indefensible and a slap in the face for democracy

The UK government has released its response to the public consultation on its plans to deregulate gene editing – but only AFTER all the morning news broadcasts hyping the potential of the technology.

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Afghanistan News Links 28-29 September 2021

29 September 2021 • 21:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Saudi Arabia & Iran may re-establish relations after series of discrete meetings – reports
https://www.rt.com/news/536186-iran-saudi-relations-talks/

Taliban Accuses US Of Violating Afghanistan’s Airspace With Drones
https://southfront.org/taliban-accuses-us-of-violating-afghanistans-airspace-with-drones/

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To Disparage Taliban NYT, CNN Quote Hoax Twitter Account, Create Fake Story

28 September 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Gareth Porter has described how Corporate media stirred global terror hysteria to push postwar hostility toward new Afghan govt:

Following the Taliban’s victory over the U.S. military, U.S. corporate media has churned out a new narrative about the imminent threat of terrorism from Afghanistan that sets the stage for future military interventions. Blasted out in a stunningly disciplined fashion, the media has demonstrated as clearly as ever its coordination with the national security state and advancements of its interests.

The badmouthing of the Taliban government continues.

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HBO’s Anti-Maduro Propaganda Is Cruder Than Venezuelan Oil

27 September 2021 — FAIR

Daily Beast: Capturing Venezuela’s Descent Into Socialist Hell

According to Daily Beast‘s Nick Schager (9/13/21), A La Calle “addresses the sad state of affairs plaguing Venezuela, a country ruled by a so-called ‘socialist’ dictator who refuses to acknowledge his anti-democratic nature.”

HBO Max began streaming a documentary on September 15: A La Calle (“To the Street”). It portrays US-backed opposition leaders in Venezuela as pro-democracy heroes battling a brutal dictatorship—a total reversal of the truth. A Daily Beast article (9/13/21) promoting the film is headlined “Capturing Venezuela’s Descent Into Socialist Hell,” which succinctly conveys the film’s slant, and suggests why it found a big corporate platform like HBO Max, a subsidiary of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia.

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Afghanistan News Links 27-28 September 2021

28 September 2021 • 16:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Afghanistan: Where’s the Cash?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-where-cash/5756988

Afghanistan and China, NATO, Russia
https://countercurrents.org/2021/09/afghanistan-and-china-nato-russia/

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Spectacular defeat for Israel lobby at Labour Party conference

27 September 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man in hat wears Palestinian headscarf and facemask in colors of Palestinian flagThe flag of Palestine is seen on T-shirts and face coverings of Labour Party delegates during the British opposition party’s annual conference in southern English resort city of Brighton, 27 September. Julie Edwards Avalon

In a spectacular defeat for the Israel lobby, delegates to Britain’s Labour Party conference overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Monday condemning the “ongoing Nakba in Palestine.”

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