Background on the Middle East
Middle East Research & Information
Afghanistan & Refugees
Womens' Mission works to support Afghan refugees, particularly
by funding projects which address the desparate health care, education,
and empowerment needs of the Afghan refugees, primarily women and children. This
website has a variety of information, resources, and links. Read their statement
opposing military action by the U.S.
http://www.rawa.org The Revolutionary Association
of the Women of Afghanistan is a political/social organization of Afghan women
struggling for peace, freedom, democracy, and womens' rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.
Rights Watch release highlights the conditions of Afghan refugees in the aftermath
of September 11. (does not take into consideration the effects of US military
strikes against Afghanistan) Also links to other human rights issues in Afghanistan.
http://www.unhcr.ch The United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees has updates on the creation of refugees in Afghanistan
due to US attacks.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,565301,00.html and http://www.nyc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=12475&group=webcast UK
Guardian article discussing the low success rate of US air drops of humanitarian
aid to Afghani refugees, as well as UK Guardian commentary on the growing crisis
for Afghani refugees with the escalation of military action and the approach
www.cesr.org Fact Sheets on Afghanistan
from the Center for Economic & Social Rights.
Women's Alliance for Peace and Human Rights
in Afghanistan (WAPHA)
Lives-- section on afghanistan
Information supplied in part by:
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights www.wcarmigrants.org
Center for Economic & Social Rights www.cesr.org
U.S. Policy Toward
Political Islam by Stephen Zunes
The U.S. Role in the Middle East by Stephen Zunes
Osama bin Laden & the Taliban
The ‘Religion’ of
Usamah bin Ladin: Terror As the Hand of God, by Jean E. Rosenfeld,
Ph.D., UCLA Center for the Study of Religion.
information (web site) on Bin Laden
Yorker article on Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden: How
the U.S. Helped Midwife a Terrorist by Ahmed Rashid
Taliban - an interview with Ahmed Rashid
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