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Afghanistan Elections 2010

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Election day 2010 in Afghanistan was dominated by spotty turnout, fake voter cards, and some feisty voters. Afghanistan's election 2010 yielded reports of intimidation in unstable regions. Already in the first hour of voting the observers from the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan reported 224 "serious acts of intimidation" and this continued throughout the day. So, what has the NATO presence if Afghanistan archived?

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Pine Nut Truce Brokers Temporary Peace in Afghanistan

Green Prophet

Some say all is fair in love and war , but for guerrilla warfare between the Taliban and Haqqani in Afghanistan, there are limits. Travel & Nature Afghanistan conflict nature PakistanTaliban holds fire thanks to tooth-sized nut. Image via the NY Times.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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In Afghanistan, 3.6 Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Afghanistan’s Opium Protected by Taliban and Fuelling World’s Heroin Supply

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There are many ways to fund terror, and one way is by consuming opium or heroin: Opium production in Afghanistan is seeing record increases for the third year straight, reports the United Nations. Food & Health Afghanistan conflict Helmand Kandahar sustainable farming Taliban terror

Bling for Books: Angelina Jolie Opens School in Afghanistan

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Angelina Jolie funds girls’ schools in Afghanistan with the proceeds of her luxury jewelry line. In 2010, she opened her first school in eastern Afghanistan, according to the UNCHR. Image of Jolie in Afghanistan from UNHCR ; Jolie in gemstones from Robert Procop.

Afghanistan’s Traditional Irrigation Network Gets Green Upgrade

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is boosting its technical support for rehabilitation of Afghanistan ‘s dilapidated traditional irrigation systems, in a bid to help farmers increase crop production. This comes after decades of war in Afghanistan and migration away from rural areas have contributed to the degradation and neglect of the country’s irrigation system. It directly affects the food security situation in Afghanistan,” said Steduto. :: FAO.

Fairtrade raisins from Afghanistan now available

Green (Living) Review

Fairtrade raisins from Afghanistan will be available in the UK from November 2010 onwards as part of the Fairtrade Foundation’s ongoing work to help producers in conflict affected areas gain access to global markets The raisins carry the FAIRTRADE Mark and have been produced by Tropical Wholefoods in partnership with international non-governmental organisation Mercy Corps and the Parwan Raisin Producer Co-operative (PRPC), who are based in the Shomali Plain in Parwan province, just outside Kabul.

Afghanistan to back Pakistan if the would be a war with the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday. Af-Pak in this context means Afghanistan-Pakistan.

‘Vampire’ Musk Deer Spotted in Afghanistan for First Time in 60 Years


A ‘vampire’-like musk deer who’s been spotted haunting the hills of Afghanistan apparently didn’t get the memo. For the first time in over 60 years, Read More The post ‘Vampire’ Musk Deer Spotted in Afghanistan for First Time in 60 Years appeared first on Ecorazzi. Halloween is over…or is it?

Burning of Quran by Florida pastor causes uprisings in Afghanistan

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) But, says pastor's colleague, it is the Muslims' fault not ours. We put the Quran on trial and condemned it to be burned. Sorry, they put a book on trial? They are out of their tiny little minds, it would appear, and appear to be in need of some serious help. What planet are Terry Jones and his ilk are actually on? And calling them pastors, let alone Reverends, definitely does not compute and would be giving the wrong signals.

Can Afghanistan’s First National Park Signal Green Hope in a War Torn Land?

Eco Friendly Daily

Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency denominated Band-e-Amir as the nation’s first national park. The lakes lie in Central Afghanistan near the location of the Buddhas of Bamyan. It is a park created for Afghans, by Afghans, for the new Afghanistan.

US Friendly Fire Cause Pakistan to Shut Down Resupply Routes into Afghanistan Permanently


NATO recently literally shot itself in the foot, imperiling the resupply of International Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan by shooting up two Pakistani border posts in a "hot pursuit' raid.

This Spoken Word Poetry will Give you Chills. {Video}

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Enlightened Society Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Afghanistan greed how to help Iraq leaders refugees spoken word poetry Syria united states warI honestly had no idea how to answer the question, "What would you do if you were me?" I found myself humbled in the most beautiful way.

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Beyond Paris: Seeking Oneness. {Poem}

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Oneness includes all of humanity but where is the humanity?

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Skateistan Skateboarding School for Girls Surrounded by War

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The Skateistan skateboarding school first established in Kabul shelters girls and street kids from Afghanistan’s harsh realities. Although girls are not permitted to ride bicycles in Afghanistan (like Saudi) , skateboarding is considered a perfectly modest activity.

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Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

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There are more land mines in Afghanistan than there are people, so Massoud Hassani turned a childhood toy into an extraordinary wind-powered bamboo mine sweeper that destroys and tracks them.

Drone Wars Exposed: Secret Documents Reveal the Stark Reality of Drone Warfare.

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She’s Making Graffiti at the Most Dangerous Place on Earth (PHOTOS)

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She says on her website, “Children in Afghanistan are often forgotten by their families or just left as victims to fiend for themselves so I wanted to capture their pain in the sculpture. Lifestyle & Culture Afghanistan Al Arabiya graffiti Malina Suliman women's rights

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Policemen Blast Afghan Boys While Fishing

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Fishing with grenades might sound like a strange way to have fun, but it is common practice in Afghanistan, Qasim Hamayoun, an official with the National Environmental Protection Agency, told the paper. Map of Afghanistan , Shutterstock. Travel Afghanistan fishing travel

Dead Veterans Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to Be Remembered.

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Afghans for Afghans: Crafting a Cultural Connection

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The knitted or crocheted blanket we call an afghan turns out to be named for the folks in Afghanistan. “Afghan” first appeared in English usage in the late 1700′s as a name for the Pashtuns of eastern and southern Afghanistan.

Is This the Face of a Peaceful Warrior?

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Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

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to Kabul, Afghanistan, over 12,000 nature-lovers threw down picnic blankets and celebrated Earth Day outdoors with good food and great company. Most Exotic Picnic: Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Bin Laden is Dead – Will the Environment Benefit?

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Business & Politics Afghanistan conflict Saudi ArabiaKilled in a hide-out in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden’s body will be transferred to America. United States President Barack Obama has confirmed that al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead.

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Afghanis Prepare for Food Crisis

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Afghanistan is likely to face a significant food shortage in the coming months, following poor rains which have affected this season’s wheat crop. Afghanistan produced 4.5 Food & Health Afghanistan Climate Change food water

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Jewelry by Pippa Small: Impactful and Joyous (in More Ways than Just Aesthetically)

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And the designer doesn’t just have an eye for style, she works with what is the world’s 1st registered Fairtrade gold mine in Bolivia , and partnered with Afghanistan-based charity Turtle Mountain , which is working to regenerate the country’s traditional arts.

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

In fairness, the vast majority of students named Iraq and Afghanistan (Aphganistan, Afganistan, Afganastan, Aphgan). I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting. 

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Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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“To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#. To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.

2010 83

Join Cyclists Nationwide in the Panjshir Bike Tour this Saturday

Wend Magazine

In 2010, Shannon Galpin became the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan’s perilous Panjshir Valley, a province that forbids Afghan women to ride bikes. Between 2006 and 2010, she traveled frequently to Afghanistan to train and encourage women on how to cultivate stronger communities and build the next generation. I wrote to Galpin, currently in Afghanistan, to better understand the connection between M2M’s vision and the power of her ride.

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English Lab to Receive Posthumous Military Honor


Her feat: to have saved hundreds of soldiers and civilians’ lives in Afghanistan. Her name was Sasha. Her most remarkable and inspiring quality: a wagging tail no matter how hard Read More The post English Lab to Receive Posthumous Military Honor appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Top News

Accountability of People, Politicians, Corporations and Countries for War Crimes and Climate Crimes

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Skateistan Documentary Now Available Online

Wend Magazine

The film also captures the first visit of professional skateboarders to Afghanistan. Click here to view the embedded video. Skateistan’s full length documentary, Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul, released last year can now be found on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, and Xbox Live.

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Q: Why do all of the businesses in Westview fail?

Environmental Economics

Instead of buying the comic low and selling high (and what would make a more inelastic demand than trying to complete a comic book collection for your military son who is in Afghanistan?) A: They don't maximize profits. I was hoping that was an April Fool's joke but it is too consistent with the strip to be one. Today's strip proves me right (it wasn't a joke).

Designer creates 'Mine Sweeper' that's powered by wind


In Afghanistan, the number of mines amount to thousands, posing a hazard to soldiers and ordinary folk alike. Growing up in Afghanistan, Hassani witnessed an incident where local boys were injured by a landmine after the toys they were playing with blew towards the mined area.

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Most Islamist terror plots in UK “homegrown”

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) So, remind us again, please, Mr. Prime Minister, why our troops are in Afghanistan? The fairy tale that the British forces are in Afghanistan being so that the British people can be safe on their streets is beginning to wear thin, especially when findings such as this come along. The truth for the military presence in Afghanistan is entirely different to what we are being force fed by the powers-that-be.

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Afghan Women’s Cycling Team Is Working All Gears

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” A group of women in the mountains of Afghanistan, who likely never read his strip, don’t agree. She made her first trip to Afghanistan in 2008. Afghanistan has 45 licensed female cyclists, according to the International Cycling Union (ICU).

Native Americans: They're Illegal Immigrants, Essentially

Green (Living) Review

Many ordinary Americans also suffer from the same or similar lack of knowledge as could be seen when the US embarked on its illegal war in Afghanistan.

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New Film Series Shakes Things Up

Wend Magazine

The first features Julio Solis and his endeavor to save endangered turtles in Magdalena Bay and the second follows Shannon Galpin’s heroic efforts to support women in Afghanistan–you may remember her from the Panjshir Bike Tour last fall. Click here to view the embedded video. There are a lot of movers and shakers out there. Lucky for us, we have Allie Bombach to introduce us to a few of them so we might be inspired to do our own moving and shaking.

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Chinese Kids Literally Walk Uphill to School, Both Ways

Wend Magazine

The kids, some as young as 6-years-old and some as old as 17, live in Pili, a small village of about 400 farmers located in the foothills that separate China from nearby Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

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The murder of the Taliban leader by US drone strike in Pakistan

Green (Living) Review

The United States has no wish to bring the Taliban to any negotiating table to create peace, neither in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan, as it would not benefit them and their war on terror.

Karzai seizes control of election watchdog

Green (Living) Review

The USA, and Britain especially, in the person of Gordon Brown, are talking that we must allow the Afganization of the process in Afghanistan and this seems the way it is going to go. The problem is that Afghanistan is totally different and western democratic systems are alien to their ways.

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The Real Motives Behind Police Militarization in the U.S.

Elephant Journal

gifts surplus military equipment recently used on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan to county sheriffs and local police departments. Through our research at the Truth in Media Project, in this video we outline “The 1033 Program,” a.k.a.