Biden Keeps US$7 Billion Away from Starving Afghan people

On February 11, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order allocating $3.5 billion of frozen Afghan reserves in U.S. banks to the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks.   By Fabio Bosco   The remaining US$3.5 billion will be allocated to humanitarian aid via the U.N. This money will only...

Taliban, the U.S. and Europe Met in Oslo Amid Humanitarian Crisis

Representatives of the Taliban regime met on January 23, 24 and 25 in Oslo with representatives of the U.S. government and European countries. It was the first formal meeting of the new Afghan regime with representatives of the U.S. and European imperialism.   By: Fabio Bosco   Led by Foreign Minister Amir Khan...

Taliban Announces Interim Government Seeking Integration to Regional Order

On September 7, the Taliban announced an interim government for Afghanistan. All 21 members are Taliban political and military leaders, 90% of them from the Pashtun ethnic group, none of them women or urban or rural workers.   By Fabio Bosco, September 15, 2021   Taliban representatives had already announced that the new...

The long war ends in defeat for imperialism

The defeat of the U.S. in its 20-year war in Afghanistan is a decisive blow against imperialism. The direct involvement of its military was longer than in the Vietnam war, and this end is a definitive statement of the defeat of the imperialist outlook developed as the Soviet Union...

Afghanistan: How do we analyze the war?

The U.S. defeat and the Taliban’s return to power has created a debate within the international left. Will the end of U.S. occupation have positive or negative consequences for the workers and masses of the world? By Alejandro Iturbe Translated to English by Dolores Underwood An entire sector of the left takes...

Attack at Kabul Airport Underscores the American Defeat in Afghanistan

The failure of the American project in Afghanistan is brought to life in the dramatic scenes at the airport in Kabul where thousands of foreigners and Afghans have gathered to try to leave the country since August 14.   By Fabio Bosco   -   August 27, 2021   To make matters worse,...

Afghanistan: The final chapter of an imperialist failure

The forces of the Taliban have entered the capital Kabul and taken power. Prior, they had taken most other cities from a national army that was in a state of collapse. Simultaneously, the last remaining US troops in the country began their retreat (by order of president Joe Biden)...

When the earth trembles

On last October 26, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the region of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Fortunately, the quake was over 200 km depth, which weakened its impact on the surface. Still, there were more than 200 people dead (mostly in Pakistan) and over 1,000 wounded, besides...

Bombing of the Afghan MSF hospital: Imperialist democracy and its air strikes

On 19 September, a hospital of Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz (1), a province in northern Afghanistan, was bombed by air forces of the United States. The result was 22 dead, 12 of which doctors and 10 patients, among them 3 children, and nearly 40 wounded. In addition to...

The military offensive increases the contradictions of invaders

The forces of the NATO in Afghanistan are carrying out an offensive in the province of Helmand, in the South of the country, since February 15th. Fifteen thousand occupying troops were deployed, in one of the provinces where the Taliban has more influence and control. The imperialism’s strategy is...

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