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Special Edition: 9/11 and 20 Years of Imperialist Violence

For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Left Voice present a series of articles from a revolutionary Marxist perspective on the most burning questions that the imperialist defeat has raised for debate.

Left Voice

September 11, 2021

Anti-Imperialism Is Inseparable from Anti-Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist Perspective

With the narrative of justifying imperialist intervention in the name of women’s rights called into question by 20 years of disastrous U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the space is open for rethinking what it means to take up the fight for women’s emancipation with a staunchly anti-imperialist perspective.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

Feminist Struggle Is at the Heart of Class Struggle in Afghanistan

Contrary to the claims of bourgeois historians, demands for social reforms in Afghanistan — particularly in the realm of women’s rights — predate both the U.S. and Soviet occupations.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

Liberal Feminism Is an Imperialist Project

U.S. imperialism is responsible for the conditions facing women in Afghanistan today and others like them all across the world. Liberal feminism, with its reliance on the imperialist capitalist state, will never liberate the working class and poor women.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

The Specter of 9/11 and the Crisis in Afghanistan

Just as 9/11 was a flashpoint in the relative decline of the U.S. empire 20 years ago, the withdrawal from Afghanistan has likewise deepened the contradictions facing U.S. imperialism. How the crisis develops depends on the independent action of the working class and oppressed and international solidarity on behalf of workers around the world.

Maryam Alaniz

September 11, 2021

Afghanistan: Between Imperialism, the Taliban, and the Chinese Bureaucracy

Two decades after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have returned to power and the United States’ hegemonic project has come to an end. Trotskyism — unlike impotent Stalinism and post-Marxism — has some light to shed on Afghanistan’s necessary struggle for emancipation from imperialist oppression and capitalist exploitation and for the conquest of all democratic rights for women and ethnic minorities. National bourgeoisies cannot accomplish any of that.

André Barbieri

September 3, 2021

Five Demands We Should Fight For in Response to the Crisis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is in ruins and facing a major crisis. U.S. imperialism and the Taliban offer no solutions to the crisis. The working class and oppressed people in the U.S. must put forward a struggle in solidarity with the Afghan working class and oppressed. What should we be fighting for?

Left Voice

August 31, 2021

“Lesser-Evil” Biden Kills Kids with Drone Strike

A drone strike in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the attack on the Kabul airport killed innocent civilian bystanders, all members of one extended family.

Scott Cooper

August 30, 2021

No More Imperialist Bombing of Afghanistan!

The United States is preparing for further retaliatory attacks against ISIS-K to “make them pay.” The real people who will pay are the Afghan people.

Emma Lee

August 29, 2021