Drone Strike in Kabul Proves the U.S. Is Still Waging War on Afghanistan
Biden announced on August 1 that he approved the drone assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top-level al-Qaeda leader. This is an attack on Afghanistan’s sovereignty and continues U.S imperialism’s brutal attempt to dominate the country.
Sam CarlinerAugust 2, 2022
Biden’s Economic Warfare on Afghanistan Is Killing Thousands and Empowering the Taliban
Despite a historic humanitarian crisis, the Biden administration’s economic measures against Afghanistan, as well as the sanctions on Russia and war in Ukraine are making it harder for Afghans to access food and survive. Biden’s policies are also making it harder for Afghans fighting back against the Taliban.
Maryam AlanizMarch 31, 2022
Biden Plans on Stealing $7 Billion from Afghanistan
With a new executive order, the Biden administration has begun the process of seizing assets from Afghanistan to set up a toothless “humanitarian assistance” trust fund and give the rest to the families of 9/11 victims. Afghans, whose money this is, had nothing to do with those attacks.
Scott CooperFebruary 17, 2022
From the War on Terror to Conflict between World Powers
The 20 years since the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center have shown the failure of the "war on terror." Following its defeat in Afghanistan, U.S imperialism is now directing its attention toward China and other capitalist powers.
Claudia CinattiSeptember 13, 2021
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 VoiceSeptember 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.
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.
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.
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 AlanizSeptember 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 BarbieriSeptember 3, 2021