2021-09-16 14:58:51

The Other Afghan Women: Rural Areas Hope Taliban Rule Will End Decades of U.S. & Warlord Violence

Violence in Afghanistan’s countryside has reportedly dropped after the Taliban takeover and the withdrawal of U.S. troops, but the country continues to face an ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis, with millions of children at risk of starvation.

Joining us from Kabul, New Yorker reporter Anand Gopal says he was shocked by the “sheer level of violence” Afghan women outside the cities have experienced in the last two decades of war.

“The level of human loss was really extraordinary,” Gopal says. “I think we’ve grossly undercounted the number of civilians who died in this war.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Afghan Women Afghanistan Amy Goodman Anand Gopal Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Humanitarian Crisis ISIS ISIS-K New Yorker Starvation Taliban Taliban Takeover U.S. Troops Women Women's Rights

Human Rights and Equality

Democracy Now!

As Murder Trial Begins in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors

As Murder Trial Begins in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors

Democracy Now!

“Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal

“Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal

Democracy Now!

Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks

Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks

Democracy Now!

“Dire Crisis of Poverty”: NYC Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike to Demand Relief from Medallion Debt

“Dire Crisis of Poverty”: NYC Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike to Demand Relief from Medallion Debt

Democracy Now!

A Reluctant Warrior? An Examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s Bloody Legacy from Iraq to Latin America

A Reluctant Warrior? An Examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s Bloody Legacy from Iraq to Latin America

Democracy Now!

Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family

Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family

Democracy Now!

Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse

Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse

Democracy Now!

As CIA Warns China “Most Important” Threat to U.S., Is Biden Pursuing a “New Cold War”?

As CIA Warns China “Most Important” Threat to U.S., Is Biden Pursuing a “New Cold War”?

Related

Democracy Now!

Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing

Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing

Just Solutions

What President Biden can do now to stop fossil fuels

What President Biden can do now to stop fossil fuels

Democracy Now!

How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats’ Progressive Platform

How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats’ Progressive Platform

Democracy Now!

As Murder Trial Begins in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors

As Murder Trial Begins in Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Family Worries About Impartiality of Jurors

Proud Partners