Afghan refugee families protested the "gradual invasion of Afghanistan by Pakistan, Arab militias and Talibs (members of the Taliban regime)" in numerous demonstrations this past week. Rallies were held in a San Francisco-area park, across the street from Pakistan's embassy in Washington, D.C., and in the cities of London, Paris, Toronto, and New Delhi.
Angry protestors accused Pakistan's government of using its military intelligence services (ISI) to bolster the Taliban, providing the extremist militia with arms, logistics, supplies, and soldiers. The Afghan refugee families shouted slogans including "down with the Taliban and the Pakistani ISI" and "death to Nawaz Sharif and bin Laden."
The London protest became violent when demonstrators attacked the Pakistani embassy, injuring two employees and causing damage to the building.
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Rula Ghani already broke tradition by participating in her husband, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's, campaign for President. . . .
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In a letter to the CEO of Hulu, dated October 10, the Vote No on 67 Campaign, which is supported by the Feminist Majority Foundation, asked the company to reconsider its unwillingness to air a 35-second spot featuring a rape survivor's testimony about the far-reaching impact of Colorado's proposed Amendment 67. . . .