Bleeding Afghanistan

In September 2006 we published our first book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence. The book was the result of five years of research and a two-week trip to Afghanistan in February 2005. We had been doing solidarity work with Afghan women since 2000 and realized there was a deep void in political literature on US policy in Afghanistan.

Bleeding AfghanistanAuthor, playwright, and founder of V-day, Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues), who has also dedicated much of her activism to Afghanistan reviewed the book: “If you want the real story behind the US war in Afghanistan, read this book now! Bleeding Afghanistan is a thoroughly researched analysis of US policy. Kolhatkar and Ingalls show how Afghan women were used to dupe us into a war that has neither improved the security of Americans, nor liberated the people of Afghanistan. A wake-up call to everyone who thought the war was a success story.

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