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“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

Afghan Refugees Forced to Wait in Hellish Conditions in Qatar’s Refugee Camps

U.S. embassy employees at the U.S. air base in Doha, have denounced the unsanitary, overcrowded, and inhumane conditions in which Afghan refugees are being held. Such circumstances are the direct product of the destructive two-decades long U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

Refugee Caps Are a Tool of Imperialism. Don’t Trust Imperialists to Resolve the Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are now refugees. The global working class must demand that the imperialist nations give refuge to any refugee who requests it.

Ezra Brain

August 21, 2021

Protests Erupt Across Afghanistan in Defiance of Taliban Rule

For the past three days, Afghans in at least four cities have taken to the streets to resist the return of the Taliban in protests led by women and youth. Though the protests are small, they signal a way out of a crisis created by U.S. imperialism that does not rely on local or foreign foes.

Maryam Alaniz

August 20, 2021

Afghanistan: Biden Eulogizes Another Humiliating Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

President Joe Biden gave a fervent speech on Monday justifying his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan to end the longest war in U.S. history. The speech was met with criticism from sectors of both capitalist parties who believe that the decision is a blow to U.S. credibility and power globally.

Jimena Vergara

August 17, 2021

U.S. Military Left behind Biometric Tracking Technology. The Taliban Is Already Using It to Track Afghans

The U.S. military helped design and build technology to identify Afghan civilians and collaborators who worked with the fallen government, U.S. forces, or NGOs. With the U.S. withdrawal and fall of the government, the Taliban has these data now.

Rose Lemlich

August 17, 2021

The Triumph of the Taliban and the Road Ahead

Twenty years after the fall of the Twin Towers and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have triumphed and captured Kabul.

Salvador Soler

August 16, 2021

Taliban Again to Rule Afghanistan after 20 Years of Imperialist Occupation

What are the international consequences of the swift Taliban victory in Afghanistan after two decades of occupation by U.S. imperialism? Here are some initial thoughts.

Philippe Alcoy

August 15, 2021