War is a Racist Enterprise

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 Racism is an unspoken rationale for U.S. imperialist actions. The U.S.’s failure to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power in Afghanistan sparked feelings of panic in the foreign policy establishment. Warmongers and their loyal servants made endless demands for the twenty-plus year occupation to continue indefinitely. Familiar faces from[…]

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Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, August 26, 2021 After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer. With[…]

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Will Americans Who Were Right on Afghanistan Still Be Ignored?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas S. J. Davies, August 22, 2021 America’s corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating U.S. military defeat in Afghanistan. But very little of the criticism goes to the root of the problem, which was the original decision to militarily invade and occupy Afghanistan in the first place. That decision set in motion a[…]

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Afghanistan Collapse: an Epic Failure of U.S. Aggression

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, August 18, 2021 Wrenching images at the Kabul airport grip the world as U.S. officials had soldiers cast off  those who had cooperated with US occupation like excess baggage. The painful corporate media coverage diverts attention from Washington’s strategists who launched the criminal war for conquest and the politicians who authorized 20 years[…]

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Black Alliance For Peace Statement on Afghanistan

Black Alliance for Peace Newsletter, August 18, 2021 Just days ago, some intelligence estimates figured it could take up to six months for the Taliban to seize control of Kabul in its sweeping campaign to reclaim power in Afghanistan. Yet, on Sunday, former President Ashraf Ghani formally resigned and fled the country. Now, Taliban officials reside in the presidential palace[…]

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The Biden Administration: The Return of Neoliberal Madness?

Statement from The Black Alliance for Peace, February 9, 2021 The picture had started to form in Biden’s first 48 hours, but now it is crystal clear: The Biden-Harris administration intends to pick up exactly where the Obama-Biden administration left off in 2016, with an aggressive assertion of U.S. military power to offset its declining global economic, political and moral[…]

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Afghanistan Papers Proves U.S. Invasion Was Built on Lies, Deceit and Confusion

The ‘expose’ in the Washington Post is very interesting.   They are comparing it to the Pentagon Papers, but although it is worthy of attention, and uses  high level and insider sources, the information isn’t new.  The analysis comes from a mainstream news outlet, which is refreshing.  It is notable that Jeff Bezos has been doing interviews about this release himself,[…]

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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan

by  Kathy Kelly, Published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, September 27, 2019 Its economy gutted by war, Afghanistan’s largest cash crop remains opium. Yet farmers there do grow other crops for export. Villagers in the Wazir Tangi area of Nangarhar province, for example, cultivate pine nuts. As a precaution, this year at harvest time, village elders notified the governor of[…]

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