Afghanistan War

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.

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.

The decision to join the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan was made by one man. Joel MacKay argues that any decision to go to war should be made only after exhaustive scrutiny.

Three weeks have passed since the fall of Kabul. If one dares to go outside, then all you see is the Taliban — with their guns roaming around — very few women can be seen outside, writes Yasmeen Afghan.

Children in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019 by Laura Quagliuolo

The daily Jeddojehad (Struggle), a left-wing online Urdu-language paper is posting reports from Kabul. Filed by Yasmeen Afghan (not the author’s real name), these reports depict picture from inside Kabul and cover what is often ignored in the mainstream media.

The quick collapse of the puppet government in Afghanistan and its army should not come as a surprise given the imperialists' criminal record. Sue Bolton argues that Australia's war criminals need to be held to account.

A large zoom rally called for more Afghan refugees to be accepted and for permanent visas for refugees living here. Chris Slee reports.

Streetscape in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019 by Laura Quagliuolo

The daily Jeddojehad (Struggle), a left-wing online Urdu-language paper is posting reports from Kabul. Filed by Yasmeen Afghan (not the author’s real name), these reports depict picture from inside Kabul and cover what is often ignored in the mainstream media.

Women in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019 by Laura Quagliuolo

The daily Jeddojehad (Struggle), a left-wing online Urdu-language paper is posting reports from Kabul. Filed by Yasmeen Afghan (not the author’s real name), these reports depict picture from inside Kabul and cover what is often ignored in the mainstream media.

Pakistani leftist Farooq Sulehria interviews Sudaba Kabiri, one of the women who organised the first protest against the Taliban in Kabul.

On the 20-year anniversary of the formation of the Socialist Alliance, Peter Boyle reflects on its early days and the left's ongoing challenge to link up with broader forces in a struggle for system change.

A recording of a public forum on left perspectives of the Afghanistan war and aftermath hosted by Green Left and the Socialist Alliance.

Hundreds of Afghan-Australians marched to the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide to demand the federal government lift the country's humanitarian intake of refugees trying to flee Afghanistan. Kerry Smith reports.

Jim McIlroy argues that the lesson of Saigon in 1975 and Kabul in 2021 is that imperialist invasion and domination lead to disaster. 

The US-NATO 20-year war on Afghanistan unleashed terrible suffering, including a massive loss of life and the wholesale destruction of the country’s civil infrastructure. Bevan Ramsden argues the Australia-US military alliance must be questioned.

The belief by liberal feminists in the ostensibly feminist nature of the imperialist interventionist project headed by the United States and its European allies is false, writes Yanis Iqbal.

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