intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
KPFK/Pacifica 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 9, 2009 3-4pm PDT
AFGHANISTAN: The Forgotten War
After seven years, as attention is slowly shifting away from Iraq, the media finally has begun to show interest in Afghanistan, indirectly endorsing President Obama’s preference for reinforcement of troops rather than withdrawal. Why? Why has the public been silent? What are Obama’s strategic goals for Afghanistan, and at what costs? Is the war the answer? What price will the Afghan people pay for their freedom? Is it worth it?
This week’s guests will focus on what a continuation of the war means to the Afghan people, the consequences they have endured so far, and what awaits them in the uncertain future now that President Obama has chosen the path of war rather than diplomacy.
Nake Kamrany, USC Professor of Economics and Afghan specialist. His publications include “A Non-military Approach to Solving Afghanistan’s Impasse [http://braintrustproject.org/article/a-non-military-approach-to-solving-afghanistans-impasse] and “Afghanistan Problematic Transition.”
Zaman Stanizai, Political Science Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a native of Afghanistan
Produced and hosted by Hamoud Salhi, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective