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A Memory of Howard Zinn « Antiwar.com Blog

A Memory of Howard Zinn « Antiwar.com Blog: "I just learned that my friend Howard Zinn died today. Earlier this morning, I was being interviewed by the Boston Phoenix, in connection with the release in Boston in February of a documentary in which he is featured prominently. The interviewer asked me who my own heroes were, and I had no hesitation in answering, first, “Howard Zinn.”"

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Plan considered to buy off Taliban

Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Plan considered to buy off Taliban: "Al Jazeera has learnt that a plan is being considered to pay up to $1bn to Taliban fighters to persuade them to lay down their arms.

In advance of an international conference in London to discuss Afghanistan's future on Thursday, Japan, the United States and Britain are said to be leading the proposal.

The scheme would offer cash, jobs and other incentives to the Taliban and fighters in other armed groups.

'The sum could be as much as between $500m and $1bn over the next five years', Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from London, said."