A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “Um acontecimento histórico,” on the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. We have also included “Afeganistão: Família inteira é assassinada em bombardeio do USA; pelo menos 6 crianças morreram” as a supplement, which includes an update on recent US drone strikes in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan

Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency By Jakob Stein On Thursday, outside the Kabul airport, an explosive attack by a branch of the Islamic State killed Taliban militants and US military personnel alike, in addition to many more Afghan civilians. While the past two weeks have been dominated by the monopoly media and US politicians condemning the Taliban, this attack and the future US strikes against … Continue reading Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan

Opinion: Afghan Evacuation Fundraiser Linked to Former Special Forces, CIA is Imperialist Propaganda

By Jakob Stein Over the past week, an online fundraiser has surfaced, reaching over $6.8 million, claiming to raise money to charter planes to evacuate Afghans attempting to flee the country since the fall of the puppet government—the fundraiser is linked to a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is run by former Special Forces agents as well as a former CIA agent. While the US imperialist … Continue reading Opinion: Afghan Evacuation Fundraiser Linked to Former Special Forces, CIA is Imperialist Propaganda

Afghan People Expel Imperialist Forces After 20 Years of Occupation

Photo: Screenshot of video of Afghans at Kabul airport as a US military plane takes off (Source: unknown twitter user) By the Editorial Board The imperialist forces led by the US have lost the war in Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of occupation as the Taliban swiftly finalized their takeover of the country on Monday. The Afghan people defeated the US and their North Atlantic … Continue reading Afghan People Expel Imperialist Forces After 20 Years of Occupation

Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Army Gen. Scott Miller (left) hands flag off to Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie after he relinquished command in Kabul on Monday. (Photo: Paula Bronstein, WSJ) By Jakob Stein As Joe Biden announced that the remaining US troops would pull out of Afghanistan by August 31, the Taliban has continued their offensive against Afghan security forces, seizing control of important border crossings and targeting provincial capitals. … Continue reading Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Biden’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan Still Motivated by Imperialist Aims

By Jakob Stein On April 14, Joe Biden formally announced his plans to end the US military’s war in Afghanistan and withdraw troops after 20 years, an estimated $2 trillion spent, countless casualties, and untold misery for the people of Afghanistan. The plan for withdrawal, which was initiated during diplomatic talks between the Trump administration and the Taliban starting in 2019, has drawn both praise … Continue reading Biden’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan Still Motivated by Imperialist Aims

Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Cover photo of Taliban fighters by Wali Sabawoon By Mike Talavera According to a draft order making the rounds at the Pentagon this week, US President Donald Trump has set in motion plans to accelerate the reduction of US ground forces in Afghanistan. The move has provoked outrage from Trump’s critics, but his opponents are downplaying the fact that Trump’s hand is being forced by … Continue reading Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan