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  • War in Afghanistan Is Killing Children in Record Numbers in 2017

    By Ruchi Kumar, Truthout | Report

    Abdullah, an 8-year-old from Ghazni province, lies in a ward inside Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2017. Abdullah was wounded during a fight between the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Taliban when a shell landed near his home. Abdullah lost an arm and has severe head trauma. (Photo: Ivan Armando Flores)Abdullah, an 8-year-old from Ghazni province, lies in a ward inside Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2017. Abdullah was wounded during a fight between the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Taliban when a shell landed near his home. Abdullah lost an arm and has severe head trauma. (Photo: Ivan Armando Flores)

    2016 was the deadliest year yet for children in Afghanistan, according to a UN report. Of the 11,418 civilian casualties documented last year, 3,512 were children. And already, 2017 has seen a 21 percent increase in child deaths over the same period last year. As the US ramps up its war without end, what will it mean for Afghan children?

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  • Mourning Manchester: Forging a New Politics of Grief

    Mourning Manchester: Forging a New Politics of Grief

    By Nazia Kazi, Truthout | Op-Ed

    As we mourn the lives lost in the Manchester suicide bombing, we cannot allow the deaths of children to be churned into approval ratings for politicians and arms deals for dictators. Whether at a UK concert hall or a school in Yemen, children's lives are routinely taken as a product of violence. A politics of grief for this age of atrocities should be one where we think about what gives rise to such violence.

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  • Fearing for My Life During a Traffic Stop: Rising Police Violence in the Borderlands

    Fearing for My Life During a Traffic Stop: Rising Police Violence in the Borderlands

    By Ankur Singh, Truthout | News Analysis

    Near the US-Mexico border, there's a sharp line between those enabled by law enforcement -- such as armed white militia groups -- and the Brown and Black communities that are targeted and traumatized. For the latter, a simple mistake like driving without headlights on often results in being detained at gunpoint, as this reporter found out firsthand.

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