Public Forum: A left perspective on the West’s defeat in Afghanistan

Conferences & public forums
Boorloo/Perth & Walyalup/Fremantle


2:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday 28 August


The defeat of the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan is summed up by the image of a United States helicopter rescuing diplomats from Kabul’s Green Zone.

The initial invasion was revenge for the 9/11 terror attacks, even though the Afghan people were not responsible. After nearly 20 years of war, the deaths of tens of thousands of Afghans and displacement of hundreds of thousands, many are asking why this disaster was allowed to go on for so long.

Australian governments were willing participants. Now, the Morrison government is resisting mounting pressure to offer safe haven to 20,000 Afghan minorities and women – targets of the Taliban.

Come along to this public forum hosted by Green Left and Socialist Alliance to discuss a left perspective on these issues.

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Offline locations

Brisbane: Albion Peace Centre 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor 4030.
Boorloo (Perth): 15/5 Aberdeen Street, (next to McIver station), Perth, WA

Location times

  • 2:00pm (Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Qld)
  • 1:30pm (South Australia)
  • 12:00pm (WA)
  • 1:30pm (NT)


  • Riz Wakil, former Hazara refugee 
  • Malik Miah, US socialist, Green Left US correspondent 
  • Farooq Tariq, veteran Pakistan socialist, 
  • Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance councillor (Moreland & refugee rights activist)

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