Socialist Worker

Afghanistan


Bush’s thirst for Afghanistan war—as told in his own words

31 August 2021
Featuring interviews with George Bush and his closest advisers, this BBC documentary reveals how they thirsted for war—and why

Cruel Tory asylum system awaits Afghan refugees

31 August 2021
The situation for Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban and arriving in Britain is becoming ever more critical.

What is IS-K and what is its relationship with the Taliban?

31 August 2021
The horrific attack on Kabul airport last week was claimed by a local branch of Islamic State called IS-K.

Dangerous wounded beasts—the failures of imperialism

29 August 2021
Nick Clark looks at the US's and Britain's huge defeats in Afghanistan

Feminism, bombs and liberation

28 August 2021
Lies are being spun that most Afghan women’s lives improved under the US occupation. Judy Cox explores the reality for Afghan women after 20 years of war

Letters—As an Afghan, I rejoice at the end of Western occupation

24 August 2021
Being an elderly Afghan, I have despaired about the two grim decades of the British invasion.

Don’t be fooled—there is money for refugees

24 August 2021
The right is spinning arguments against refugees coming to Britain. They claim there’s “no room” or “not enough money” to take them all in.

Warmongers used racism then and now, say Muslim campaigners

24 August 2021
Life for many Muslims changed for the worse when Britain invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago

Five crucial questions about end of Afghanistan occupation

24 August 2021
Imperialists are desperately trying to justify their 20 year Afghanistan occupation. Socialist Worker answers the crucial questions

Blair claims war on Muslims is strategically vital for West

23 August 2021
Something of an echo of the establishment panic of the late 1960s is reverberating around the seats of power in Britain and the US.

The filthy lies about Afghan refugees that the Tories will take from Australia

22 August 2021
Twenty years ago a rescue at sea by the Tampa ship was employed by the right wing Australian government to demonise Afghan refugees

‘Tories humiliate us’—Afghan refugee campaigner slams hypocrisy

21 August 2021
“It is Britain and America who should take responsibility for their failures.”

Afghanistan—first the Russians, then the US

20 August 2021
Afghanistan has suffered through 43 years of war as a result of a series of imperialist interventions. Revulsion at that is the central reason why Kabul and the country’s other major cities were captured by the Taliban in such a short space of time.

The firms who made a fortune from the slaughter in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
The US paid private contractors £136 billion, over the eight years to 2019.

Keir Starmer wanted West to stay and fight in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer has defended the Western invasion of Afghanistan and called for further Nato military alliance action to “apply pressure on the Taliban”.

Key articles on the defeat of imperialism in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
Here are some of our key articles written as the regime in Afghanistan collapsed, a grievous defeat for British and US imperialism

Massacres were the true face of Afghan war

17 August 2021
US president Joe Biden broke open a decades‑long lie on Monday. Seeking to justify his policies, he said the brutal war on Afghanistan was never about “nation-building”.

Labour’s war guilt

17 August 2021
Not two weeks ago, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said his party should be “very proud” of its right wing governments’ “achievements” under Tony Blair.

What we said as the war began in Afghanistan

17 August 2021
In September 2001, as the West moved to start bombing Afghanistan, Socialist Worker spoke out against the war. This was our editorial comment

West’s Afghan failures led to reborn Taliban

17 August 2021
When the West invaded Afghanistan some two ¬decades ago, their cheerleaders in the media earnestly claimed the regime change would bring with it liberal progress.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.