"Media Forgets Afghan Plight as US Sanctions Drive Mass Famine Risk. As the United States withdrew militarily from Afghanistan in August, US TV news interest in the plight of the country’s citizens spiked, often focusing on 'the horror awaiting women and girls' (CNN Situation Room, 8/16/21) to argue against withdrawal (FAIR.org, 8/23/21). Four months later, as those same citizens have been plunged into a humanitarian crisis due in no small part to US sanctions, where is the outrage? ...
Despite pleas from around the globe, even, most recently, from former US military commanders in Afghanistan and dozens of members of Congress (Washington Post, 12/20/21), the Biden administration has made only slight tweaks to its policies, which are ostensibly meant to punish and provide leverage over the Taliban, but, like other supposedly targeted sanctions, have the effect of putting millions of civilian lives in peril. ...
Even when reports did mention the crisis, they rarely highlighted the US role. Of the 37 mentions, FAIR was able to find only four that named sanctions as a factor."
-->The US media loves talking about women's rights, but when it comes to starving millions of people with sanctions, suddenly the enthusiasm vanishes. Once again, Pentagon propaganda outweighs accurate reporting.
"In what climate campaigners on Wednesday celebrated as not only a 'historic' win but also a model for the rest of the country, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and trustees of major public pensions funds announced a $3 billion divestment from fossil fuels.
'We'd like to thank Comptroller Stringer, for his years of public service and his leadership in protecting our pensions and our planet by divesting from fossil fuel investments. Thank you for joining the fight to reduce the money flowing to the world's most dangerous polluters,' said 350NYC Steering Committee member Dorian Fulvio.
Stand.earth Climate Finance Program director Richard Brooks declared that 'once again, New York City is a beacon of progressive climate action. ... This ahead-of-schedule and unprecedentedly transparent completion of one of the biggest fossil fuel divestments translates words and commitment into real action,' he said. 'Every pension fund and investor needs to pay attention: If divestment can be completed in New York, it can and should happen everywhere.' "
-->For some reason, the story of NYC divesting from fossil fuels never made it into the city's major newspaper. It covered in the Gothamist, a NYC publication with fewer ties to Big Oil companies.
The Guardian UK:
"The US military trained him. Then he helped murder Berta Cáceres. ...
[David] Castillo is certain to be remembered: earlier this year, the Honduran high court found him guilty as the joint perpetrator in the 2016 assassination of the indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, then one of Latin America’s most prominent environmental defenders. ... Castillo was the president of the company building the dam and the court concluded that he had used his military training to stalk her for years, while secretly helping coordinate the assassination. ...
Central American cadets have been outsized fixtures of the program since it began in 1889. Since then, almost a fifth of the more than 500 international graduates have come from the seven small Central American countries. ... Similar arguments [about exposing students to US democratic ideals] were made in support of the 'School of the Americas', a US Army program founded in 1946 to train Latin American soldiers – more than a hundred of whom have been accused of human rights abuse at home. Among them were two of the other seven men convicted in 2019 of participating in Cáceres’s murder."
-->This story is hard to find in the country supposedly exposing foreign students to "US democratic ideals." No doubt it is a shameful story, that the US is training killers and sending them back to countries in Latin America. Castillo still enjoys wide support from his fellow classmates at West Point. That damning tidbit of information is also nonexistent in the US media.