Elsie DeLaere

Nation Building in Salt Pit Dungeons

[audio:http://dissentradio.com/radio/07_06_06_delaere.mp3]

Elsie DeLaere from Amnesty International describes the humanitarian catastrophe [.pdf] in Afghanistan, the salt pit dungeon and other secret prisons, torture, executions, famine, air strikes, the reemergence of the Taliban, the emergence of the “United National Front” in opposition to Hamid Karzai’s “presidency,” the plight of women and children, widespread corruption, the degree to which locals favor the U.S. occupation or don’t.

MP3 here. (36:38)

Elsie DeLaere has traveled to Afghanistan multiple times to instruct new teachers and represents Amnesty International.