In the aftermath of the 11 September attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, the US led strikes in all the major cities of Afghanistan, which began on Sunday (6 th October) night, anti-US and pro-Taliban protestors clashed with security forces, particularly in the provinces of NWFP (North Western Frontier Province)...

Even at this early stage, the anti-war movement is gathering pace across the US. Thousands have been involved in peace demonstrations. Over 2,000 marched in Berkeley. 500 demonstrated in Oberlin College, Ohio, where, as The Guardian reported (24 Sept), Socialist Alternative - the Socialist Party’s sister...

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...

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...

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