Afghanistan, the Poppy and the West


Originally posted on Kash Kidnapped:
Today, 13th November 2013, THE GUARDIAN: “Afghanistan’s poppy farmers plant record opium crop, UN report says. Despite 10 years of western efforts to curb production, a combination of economics and political instability means farmers in the world’s largest heroin-producing country are as enthusiastic as ever for the poppy” READ the full article…

KASH KIDNAPPED: a revealing journey to Afghanistan


This book by Gabriele Torsello, nicknamed Kash, appears now as vital testimony and serves as a reminder not to forget the people who are trapped in this turmoil. Jean-François Julliard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders KASH KIDNAPPED, a revealing journey to Afghanistan,  is a detailed account of Kash’s 23 days of imprisonment in Helmand – his brief conversations … Continue reading