Afghanistan

The only way to save Afghanistan is with the solidarity of progressive, democratic and secular forces, writes Malalai Joya.

The Taliban are hunting down women’s rights activists in Kabul. Yasmeen Afghan files this account of one such activist who is now underground.

Recent statements by Taliban figures banning perfume have been protested and derided in social media, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Civil disobedience and stay-at-home strikes continue in Kabul against the Taliban regime, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Selay Ghaffar Solidarity Party of Afghanistan

In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier speaks with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

Since the Taliban occupation, women have largely stay at home because they are scared of being beaten and humiliated by the Taliban for just being women, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Yasmeen Afghan reports that after the Taliban announced only boys and male teachers should resume their studies and work, children began posting pictures holding placards with slogans against the unofficial ban on girls' education.

The Taliban converted the secretariat of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on September 17, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Green Left speaks to Dr Ayesha Jehangir, who is currently writing a book about Afghan refugees and media discourses of war and conflict.

It’s been one month since the fall of Kabul, writes Yasmeen Afghan. People live in constant fear, government employees have not been paid, and most people are out of jobs, especially Afghan women.

In post-9/11 Afghanistan, music and cricket became an escape from the twin violence of United States occupation and Taliban terrorism. Farooq Sulehria reports that with the return of the Taliban these cultural activities are now under attack.

An international online campaign celebrating Afghan women’s traditional dress has started after the Taliban introduced a strict dress code for female university students, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

There are growing concerns over the Pakistan establishment's influence in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

In the aftermath of the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover, big challenges lie ahead as political factions jockey for power, writes Malik Miah.

In response to the repression by the Taliban, a surge of protests have started in cities across Afghanistan, reports Zohal Silaab.

Afghan women have always played an active role in the fight against occupiers, writes Yasmeen Afghan. They will not bow to the Taliban's brutalities and will fight for their rights.

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