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)...
Support for military action from Pakistan’s General Musharraf has been
duly rewarded by George Bush. Sanctions imposed on both Pakistan and
India following their 1999 nuclear weapons tests have been lifted.
However, in siding with the US, Musharraf has unleashed opposition from
the country’s pro-Taliban...
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...