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11 Aug, 2021 07:51

Journalists failed the public in reporting on NATO war on Afghanistan – Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith (E1042)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to award-winning journalist and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith. He discusses the US, UK and NATO’s withdrawal from the Afghanistan conflict, why Britain and the US have almost nothing to show for after 20 years of conflict, the difference between the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the NATO occupation of Afghanistan, how journalists have failed the public in their reporting of the Afghan War, why the Taliban have prevailed despite 20 years of conflict with the world’s most powerful militaries, the Biden administration’s attempt to extradite Julian Assange and much more! Finally, we speak to Samson Kambalu. He discusses why he picked anti-colonial Baptist preacher John Chilembwe to be the figure for the 4th plinth on Trafalgar Square, how the statue and commemoration of the uprising brings detail to the horrors of the black experience under colonialism, how the reception of the statue is a litmus test for how welcome he is in Britain and much more!


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