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Have Afghan women made "progress" under NATO?


By lisa savage - Posted on 06 June 2012

Amnesty International ran ads and sent a letter signed by Madeline Albright supporting the absurd claim signed by the heads of state at the NATO summit in Chicago: “In the ten years of our partnership the lives of Afghan men, women and children, have improved significantly in terms of security, education, health care, economic opportunity and the assurance of rights and freedoms. There is more to be done, but we are resolved to work together to preserve the substantial progress we have made during the past decade.”

Recent facts to the contrary include:

  • In country organizations that work for women's empowerment disagree. From RAWA: There has been no improvement in lives of this the most miserable and ill-fated portion of Afghan society since the establishment of transitional government...
  • Today, Afghans have an average life expectancy of 48 years. According to UNICEF, 68% of children under five suffer from either stunting or wasting due to malnutrition.

 

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Amnesty International ad during NATO summit in Chicago, May 2012

The United Nations has said that "Inclusion of protections for women and girls" is central to transition security sector framework for Afghanistan -- which is a completely different matter than claiming their health or that of their children has improved!

Concerned activists will hold a one hour conference call to discuss: Have Afghan women made "progress" under NATO? Thursday, June 27 at 8pm EST. Conference Dial-in Number: (949) 812-4500  Participant Access Code: 583293#


The purpose of the call will be to sort through what we know about the effects of military occupation on women's quality of life, and how we might shape this part of the narrative as the war "ends" and there is more media attention paid to Afghanistan.
 

Lisa Savage #CODEPINK

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All class elites co opt, invert, corrupt, make false social claims to inclusion, social principles, while excluding, making duplicitous demands. This explains why the U.N. , NATO are mere co opting tools for Western fascist elites.  Inclusion assumes social principles, while they use exclusionary class policies to justify corruption, war crimes, and protection from prosecution, at the same time making false social claims.

Rachel , a liberal class apologist made the very argument Lindorff made.   He and I pointed out it was the failures of the democratic class ideologies, Empire policies that appeased Fascism, made Walker successful, because we have a two party class system that enables FASCISM, TOTALITARIANISM, OFFERING FALSE CHOICES TO THE SOCIAL CLASSES.


CARE TO DEBATE LINDORFF, ME, RACHEL MADDOW?????? LIBERAL CLASS/EMPIRE SHILLS???   ARE YOU WILLING TO STOP CLASS TYRANNY, GLOBAL FASCISM BY INVITING SOCIAL CRITICS OUTSIDE THE TWO CLASS WHORING EMPIRE PARTIES,.......BET YOU SHE IGNORES LINDORFF AND ME......AFRAID OF THE IMPLICATIONS, THAT LIBERALISM ENABLES FASCISM!!!!

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