July, 2006

Foreword by David Barsamian

David BarsamianDavid Barsamian is founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent award-winning weekly series based in Boulder, Colorado. He is a radio producer, journalist, author and lecturer. He has traveled extensively across Afghanistan. He wrote the foreword to “Bleeding Afghanistan,” which is reprinted below.

Most Americans have been inside their own burqas when it comes to Afghanistan. The level of knowledge about the country is minimal. When it comes to U.S. involvement, the level of ignorance and amnesia is astounding.

Five years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and effected “regime change,” James Ingalls and Sonali Kolhatkar break what they call the “propaganda of silence” with their acutely timed Bleeding Afghanistan. The Taliban are in resurgence and “anti-American anger is boiling over.” How are these developments explained by Washington, its satraps in Kabul, and the corporate media? The problems are caused by …

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All author royalties will be donated to Afghan Women’s Mission, a US-based non-profit dedicated to social and political projects in Afghanistan, run by and for Afghan women.

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