Monthly Archives: August 2010

Aug 23 2010

Obama changes rhetoric but the ‘war on terror’ continues to impact civil society

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Despite a change in rhetoric, the legislation, practices, policies and structures introduced since 9/11 still inhibit society’s ability to practise democracy The recent leaks of more than 90,000 sensitive documents revealing the extent of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has yet … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2010

Winning Afghan ‘hearts and minds’? Time to leave Afghanistan

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‘We try to help them … but it just seems pointless’ one British solider says, referring to the battle for ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan. The biggest problem, says another, is “convincing the locals to help themselves.” Next year marks … Continue reading

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