This video is called Bagram: America’s black hole in Afghanistan.
A video from the USA, which used to be on the Internet, used to say about itself:
Bagram’s Black Hole: An Interview with Daphne Eviatar. Obama has said he’ll close Guantanamo during the first week of his presidency. But what about Bagram, a prison North of Kabul that we know considerably less about? There are approximately 250 detainees at Guantanamo and an estimated 670 at Bagram. According to a recent report in Time Magazine, “the U.S. military is building a new prison for what it calls ‘unlawful enemy combatants’ at Bagram that won’t be finished until Obama is well settled in the White House.” GRITtv host Laura Flanders talks to Daphne Eviatar, a lawyer and journalist and the author of a recent article in The American Lawyer on the legal status of Bagram’s detainees.
From IANS news agency:
Afghan workers protest maltreatment by US military
Kabul, Jan 24 – Afghan workers at Bagram Air Base have staged a protest against maltreatment by the US military, a media report said Sunday.
Employees at the US military airport and housing complex in Bagram, gathered in front of the camp to show opposition “to US’ inappropriate treatment of the workers”, Press TV reported.
Demonstrators said they have to pass through a “scanning device equipped with laser beams” which puts the employees’ health at risk.
“We have to stand in queue for many hours to pass the security check post one by one,” explained one of the protestors.
Thousands of Afghans work in the camp every day. They warned of quitting if the problem is not resolved.
“In Bagram, we were handcuffed, blindfolded, and had our feet chained for days,” he recalls. “They didn’t allow us to sleep at all for 13 days and nights”: here.
USA: On January 19, 2010, thirteen Atlanta activists from Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition (GPJC), and Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace stood in silence and turned their backs on US General David Petraeus before being removed from the 1,100-person Ferst Theater on the Georgia Tech campus: here.
In November 2009, Karl W. Eikenberry, the United States ambassador to Afghanistan and retired Army lieutenant general, sent two classified cables to his superiors in which he offered his assessment of the proposed U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. While the broad outlines of Mr. Eikenberry’s cables were leaked soon after he sent them, the complete cables, obtained recently by The New York Times, show just how strongly the current ambassador feels about President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan government, the state of its military, and the chances that a troop buildup will actually hurt the war effort by making the Karzai government too dependent on the United States: here.
Demonstrations and rallies were held in some 60 cities and towns across Canada last Saturday to oppose the minority Conservative government’s shutting down of parliament for two months, so as to prevent exposure of the Canadian Armed Forces’ complicity in the torture of Afghan detainees: here.
Britain and the Afghan war: here.
The “new approach” by Germany in Afghanistan is now clear, i.e., more of the same criminal military occupation that has already brought death and misery to hundreds of thousands of Afghans in a war that has already lasted twice as long as the First World War: here.
- PressTV: Afghanistan Analysts Network: US holds inmates in Bagram’s secret jail (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Unexploded NATO bombs kill Afghan civilians (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- US Can’t Close Bagram, Either (newser.com)
- Bagram: Torture, Detention Without End at US Military’s ‘Other Guantanamo’ (commondreams.org)
- US still running secret jail in Bagram (rinf.com)
- Us Military Has Another Gitmo (secretsofthefed.com)
- Obama Indefinitely Detains, Not Just at Gitmo (antiwar.com)