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Afghanistan


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.

What does Afghan defeat mean for US imperialism?

17 August 2021
The words of US president Joe Biden have come back to haunt him awfully quickly.

The defeat of the West’s Afghanistan war

16 August 2021
After 20 years, at least a ­quarter of a million killings and trillions of pounds spent on military assaults, the Taliban has overthrown the Western-backed government in Afghanistan.

Britain had bloody role in war on Afghanistan

16 August 2021
No one should be in any doubt that Afghanistan was Britain’s war as much as it was the US’s.

The Taliban—terror that the US made

08 August 2021
The Taliban movement is retaking control of Afghanistan after two decades of Western occupation. Nick Clark explores the group

Occupation wrong answer in Afghanistan

03 August 2021
The people responsible for wrecking Afghanistan are now wringing their hands at the chaos that they have left behind.

Afghanistan—a bloody failure for US imperialism

05 July 2021
With the last US troops set to leave Afghanistan, Socialist Worker looks at how president Joe Biden is dealing with their defeat

US says it will leave Afghanistan—a bitter defeat for warmongers

15 April 2021
But despite the promises, president Joe Biden will still try to keep control in the region

Project Selborne: military training outsourced to British, US and Israeli firms

06 January 2021
The Boris Johnson government has recently awarded a contract for running the Navy and Marine training establishments to the Fisher Training consortium.

War crimes—the West’s hidden horrors in Afghanistan

06 December 2020
Murders, torture and massacres—that’s the reality of the war in Afghanistan exposed by a report into Australian war crimes. And for all its denial, Britain is just as guilty

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’

23 November 2020
Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

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