"In much of what is once again the opium capital of the world, the
return of the warlords has meant harsh political repression,
lawlessness, mass rape and widespread torture, the bombing or closure of
schools, as well as Taliban-style policing of women’s dress and
"THE ENEMY doesn’t value human life", said George Bush when launching
his "war against terrorism". Neither it seems do his troops after they
bombed and blasted a collection of villages in Afghanistan killing up to
Some ’lasting good’ will come out of the war against Afghanistan,
promised Tony Blair last year. But promises given by capitalist
politicians are usually written in sand, especially the kind made in
The past week has witnessed the start of a new stage in the US
military’s attack on Afghanistan. Ground troops have been in action for
the first time and air raids have begun on Taliban forces facing the
Northern Alliance (NA) north of Kabul. Although this very limited first
paratroop raid had much of the...
International Resistance, the anti-capitalist youth campaign initiated
by the Left Socialist Party (the Belgian CWI-section) organised a school
strike and an anti-capitalist youth march in Gent, on Friday 19 October.
The main slogan of the demo was against the war and against capitalism.
In total, 2, 500 youth attended...
"An Invasion of Peace", "An endless succession of colours" is how
Liberazione - the paper of the Italian Communist Refoundation Party
(Prc) - described the gigantic anti-war procession that made its way
across 25 kilometres of Umbrian countryside last Sunday (14 October).
Estimates range from 250 to...
The anti-war demonstration that took place in London on 13 October was
significant for its size and mood. Socialist Party (CWI England and
Wales section) members responded to the demonstration brilliantly, with
hundreds making up our lively contingent and selling papers, writes Jane