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The recent criminalisation of Palestinian human rights groups is the logical outcome of decades of impunity and repression against any challenge to Israel’s regime of apartheid, writes Maureen Clare Murphy.

Taliban beating woman in public in 2001 cr RAWA

November 16 marked exactly three months of Taliban occupation of Kabul, reports Yasmeen Afghan. The world cannot turn its back.

A global digital campaign will be launched to end the unfair and unjust ban on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), reports Peter Boyle.

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Military carbon emissions have largely been exempted from international climate treaties, dating back to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, reports Barry Sheppard.

The Catalan parliament extended official recognition to the Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria (AANES), commonly known as Rojava, on October 19, reports Dick Nichols.

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In an Orwellian twist, Kabul’s famous Intercontinental Hotel was the venue for an awards ceremony on October 18 for the families of suicide bombers who managed to successfully explode their vests, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

The only way to save Afghanistan is with the solidarity of progressive, democratic and secular forces, says Malalai Joya.

The Taliban are hunting down women’s rights activists in Kabul. Yasmeen Afghan files this account of one such activist who is now underground.

Recent statements by Taliban figures banning perfume have been protested and derided in social media, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Civil disobedience and stay-at-home strikes continue in Kabul against the Taliban regime, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Selay Ghaffar Solidarity Party of Afghanistan

In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier speaks with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

Since the Taliban occupation, women have largely stay at home because they are scared of being beaten and humiliated by the Taliban for just being women, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Yasmeen Afghan reports that after the Taliban announced only boys and male teachers should resume their studies and work, children began posting pictures holding placards with slogans against the unofficial ban on girls' education.

The Taliban converted the secretariat of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on September 17, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

It’s been one month since the fall of Kabul, writes Yasmeen Afghan. People live in constant fear, government employees have not been paid, and most people are out of jobs, especially Afghan women.

In post-9/11 Afghanistan, music and cricket became an escape from the twin violence of United States occupation and Taliban terrorism. Farooq Sulehria reports that with the return of the Taliban these cultural activities are now under attack.

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