Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The USA and its Allies Retreat

The US military were not due to completely exit the country until the end of this month, yet they have been overwhelmed by the speed of the Taliban takeover. Our aim here is to give an update amidst all the commentary and propaganda floating about since.

Interview with Federation of Anarchism Era on Iran and Afghanistan

An interview with the Federation of Anarchism Era about the current situation in Iran and Afghanistan. This interview was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio show, and is available as a printable PDF.

Thomas Sankara's 1984 speech to the UN general assembly

Thomas Sankara at the UN

Thomas Sankara's speech to the 39th plenary of the United Nations general assembly Thursday, 4 October 1984

1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Soviet tanks in front of the Darulaman Palace in Kabul

An interview with a former Soviet army veteran and a member of the Soviet News Agency's Afghan news desk about the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. Covers some disturbing subjects, CW: discussion of suicide.

The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 - M. Hassan Kakar

Afghan historian M. Hassan Kakar's history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the response of the population of Afghanistan to it. Kakar was involved with the events.

Pakistani truckers on strike, blockading NATO supplies

Transport workers at a rally in Karachi, 9th Jan 2013

Truckers delivering NATO supplies to isolated coalition ground troops in Afghanistan have gone on strike, in protest against lower pay, poor security, and corrupt customs officials who demand bribes from the truckers. The unions are calling for other transport workers throughout the region to join the strike action.

Could Osama’s death really mean the end of Afghanistan’s occupation?

“Late Sunday night local time, two U.S. helicopters from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and carrying Team Six SEALs flew in low from Afghanistan… The raid began on the smaller of two buildings in [Bin Laden's] compound, where [Bin Laden's] couriers were believed to live. The raid then moved to the larger three-story building.

Afghanistan - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on the history of Afghanistan, and war and working class struggles there.

Leaflet on terrorism after 9-11 - Kolinko

Leaflet on terrorism, capitalism and war produced by German group Kolinko after the September 11 attacks in 2001.