November, 2006

Interview on Wake Up Call – WBAI, New York

On Tuesday November 21st, as part of their East Coast book tour, Bleeding Afghanistan co-authors, Jim Ingalls and Sonali Kolhatkar were interviewed on WBAI Pacifica at 8 am on Wake Up Call. Hosts Deepa Fernandes and Mitch Jeserich questioned the authors about the on-going violence in Afghanistan and women’s struggles.

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Interview in Seven Oaks Magazine

In November 2006, Derrick O’ Keefe interviewed Bleeding Afghanistan authors, Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls.

Direct link to interview.

An interview with the authors of Bleeding Afghanistan, Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls
November 2, 2006
Derrick O’Keefe

Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls are co-authors of an important new book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence. The product of extensive research including a 2005 trip to Afghanistan, as well as years of work with Afghan women’s organizations, Bleeding Afghanistan is a significant contribution to our knowledge of the recent history of that war-torn country.

Derrick O’Keefe of Seven Oaks interviewed the authors in advance of their book launch events in Vancouver and Victoria this weekend, November 3-4.

Derrick O’Keefe: Could you explain the “propaganda of silence” around Afghanistan in the United States? Here in Canada, for instance, we find the propaganda machine to justify the military intervention working pretty much around the …

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Review in Z Magazine

Z coverBleeding Afghanistan
Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

By Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingalls
Seven Stories Press, 2006, 315 pp.

Review by Gabriel San Roman

Published in Z Magazine, November 2006

In the five years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent U.S. invasion of Afghanistan under the guise of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” Afghans have indeed endured. According to a new report issued by the Senlis Council, a security and development think tank, the Taliban, ousted in 2001, has effectively regained military control in nearly half of Afghanistan. The expanding frontline of the resurgent Taliban has deteriorated the national security situation to a point where it is worse than it had been in 2001. Furthermore, a severe hunger crisis continues while one out of every four children is not expected to live …

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