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Tariq Ali: Afghanistan War was for money laundering & drug trafficking, not freedom & women’s liberation (E1091)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Tariq Ali, author of ‘The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold’. He discusses the persecution of Julian Assange and the significance of the Afghan war logs released by WikiLeaks, the real motives for the US-led NATO war and occupation of Afghanistan being money laundering, military-industrial complex profiteering, and drug trafficking, rather than women’s rights and democracy, the US de-facto opposing women’s rights and civil rights while fighting the proxy war against the Soviet Union, and much more. Finally, we speak to Judge Kevin Sharp, lawyer of Leonard Peltier, the indigenous rights activist who remains the longest serving political prisoner in the US. He discusses the failing health of Peltier and attempts to appeal to presidents to free him, evidence that he is innocent and not responsible for the murder of two FBI agents, the unfairness Peltier faced during his trial, and much more.

Tariq Ali: Afghanistan War was for money laundering & drug trafficking, not freedom & women’s liberation (E1091)
Three times a week Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media. From GCHQ to Occupy protests, and everything else in between, Going Underground is here to bring a fresh perspective to our audiences around Britain.