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Why Afghanistan should matter to us all

As we celebrate the progress that America has experienced thanks to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we should also remember that basic equality is still a distant dream for many in our world — including for women and other oppressed groups who are victims of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been in power in Afghanistan for almost six months, and already the terrible images are fading: of Afghans clinging to — and falling from — airplanes destined for freedom; of the dead and mangled from a terrorist bomb blast; of Taliban fighters beating demonstrators, women, and journalists, heralding a new era — back to the 7th century.

Read more at The Hill