Most of the long-suffering Afghan people would welcome the overthrow of
the Taliban regime. However, neither the country’s opposition militias
nor Western imperialism provide a solution to their problems as the
experience of re-introducing capitalism into those former Soviet
republics neighbouring Afghanistan...
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...
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
US president Bush says he’s targeting the Taliban regime because it’s
harbouring terrorists around Osama bin Laden. But in the 1980s it was
the US CIA which helped arm, finance and instruct Bin Laden and other
Islamist groups to fight the USSR army then occupying Afghanistan.Bin
Laden is just the latest...
"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
"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