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Afghanistan


The West's imperial disaster in Afghanistan

28 February 2012
Protests erupted across Afghanistan last week after copies of the Quran were found in an incinerator at Bagram, the biggest US base in the country.

More US atrocities in Afghanistan

17 January 2012
A video showing US marines urinating on Afghans they had killed is sadly not surprising.

Released 1981 documents reveal Tory panic over strikes and riots

30 December 2011
"Deeply worried" by strikes and riots – Thatcher lied over Irish hunger strikes – The secret war in Afghanistan – Arms to Egypt

Bradley Manning gets court date

22 November 2011
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking information to the Wikileaks website, will have a first hearing before a military court next month.

Secret Pakistan: The Taliban and Pakistan—but what’s the secret?

18 October 2011
So long as there are foreign forces in Afghanistan, there will be resistance and, sooner or later, the occupiers will be defeated. Everyone knows this is what is going to happen.

Anti-war protesters mark Afghan anniversary

11 October 2011
Protesters occupied the road outside Downing Street for over an hour last Saturday as part of a protest at ten years of war in Afghanistan.

London protest marks 10 years of Afghan war

08 October 2011
Protesters gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square today, Saturday, to mark ten years of war in Afghanistan. Former soldier Joe Glenton opened the assembly, which was organised by the Stop the War Coalition.

Ten years of a failed war

04 October 2011
Joe Glenton, the anti-war soldier who refused to go back to Afghanistan, is to deliver a letter to Downing Street demanding the troops be withdrawn.

Afghan timeline

04 October 2011

See Guy Smallman’s pictures from the Afghan war

04 October 2011
Socialist Worker photographer Guy Smallman has made several trips to Afghanistan, documenting the impact of the war on Afghan people.

Taliban had US blessing

04 October 2011
Russian troops killed between 500,000 and a million Afghans between 1979 and 1989—and discredited the left for a generation. The opposition Mujahideen groups that drove them out then collapsed into warring factions.

Nato’s war in Afghanistan is tearing into Pakistan

04 October 2011
Forty years of foreign intervention in Afghanistan—first with the Soviet Union, and now with NATO—have destroyed that country, and now threatens to expand to destroy Pakistan too.

Afghanistan: the war the West can't win

04 October 2011
Every night 40 raids take place. These attacks are led by the world’s richest nation deploying some of the most sophisticated weaponry ever invented. They are targetting one of the poorest nations on the globe. Yet after ten long years the wealth and weaponry is losing. This is Afghanistan in 2011.

You Don’t Like the Truth: Four Days Inside Guantanamo

04 October 2011
This harrowing documentary shows the full brutality of the "war on terror". It focuses on Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, a 16-year old accused of fighting US forces in Afghanistan.

The Boy Mir: One boy’s struggle and the failure of West’s war

27 September 2011
Six months before 9/11, shocking media images appeared of the Taliban government dynamiting the 1450 year old Buddha statues at Bamiyan in central Afghanistan. The demolition in March 2001 followed a Taliban edict that all statues be destroyed.

Afghanistan: the ten-year war that drags on

06 September 2011
Western aircraft dropped the first bombs on Afghanistan on 7 October 2001. The US-led coalition’s stated aim was to root out Al Qaida cells said to have found refuge under the Taliban regime.

US hit by its former ally

06 September 2011
US hit by its former ally

Helicopter battle has taken off

30 August 2011
Engineers who service Apache helicopters in Afghanistan are set to strike in a pay dispute.

Afghanistan: Attack chaos

23 August 2011
A huge attack on the British Council building in Kabul last week reminded the world what an unstable place Afghanistan remains.

Afghanistan: Bloody carnage of occupation

09 August 2011
A helicopter crash in Afghanistan has killed 38 Western troops—30 of them from the US.

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