June 03, 2004


Fahrenheit 911 trailer: here.

Doctors without Borders - 5 staff killed in Afghanistan: here.

MSF has been active in Afghanistan since 1980, through the Soviet occupation, civil war, and the Taliban regime. The politicization of aid underway since the fall of the Taliban, condoned by the international community with the tacit acceptance of many non-governmental organizations, has proven dangerous for humanitarian organizations and has undercut Afghan’s access to assistance that is truly needs based. Security has deteriorated and humanitarian agencies have increasingly become targets of attacks aimed Western presence.

Stay tuned for Afghanistan II, coming to an Iraq near you.