National Sections of the L5I:

Afghanistan

Imperialism in the dock - Troops out of Afghanistan

In late August the number of American troops killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a total of 2,000. This includes those killed in Pakistan and other countries where US forces are involved. Read more...

Uprising in Afghanistan after Korans burnt by US soldiers

Mass protests against the occupation and the puppet government have broken out as Afghan people are outrage over another insult by foreign troops Read more...

Wikileaks reveals extent of Afghan "dirty war"

The real threat posed to our governments, by the website Wikileaks’ disclosure of around 93,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan, is not that it may put the imperialist war effort at risk. Read more...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama launches Afghan surge

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Jeff Albertson argues that giving President Obama the Nobel peace prize cannot hide the warmongering policies of his administration Read more...

Afghanistan: troops out now!

As casualties continue to soar, Gordon Brown has pledged an extra 500 troops for Afghanistan and President Obama is to send 30,000 more soldiers to the country. Marcus Halaby criticises the campaign by the media and generals to promote support and better equipment for the troops in Afghanistan, and discusses the bankruptcy of the puppet regime installed by the imperialists Read more...

Afghan elections – a farce against the background of tragedy

The elections in Afghanistan have turned out to be a disaster for the West's dreams of a democratic Afghanistan. After widespread claims of electoral fraud, it is clear that the occupation is leading to disaster for the Afghan people Read more...

Statement between the League and a group of Afghan socialists

The world is gripped by an economic crisis that threatens billions with even greater misery under the capitalist system. Read more...

Afghanistan: The 'good war' exposed

The Taliban originated in the chaos that engulfed Afghanistan after the defeat of the Soviet occupation in 1988. The resistance to the Soviets had included both local tribal leaders and foreign Islamist guerrillas, such as Osama Bin Laden, who were supported by the CIA and ISI (Pakistani secret service). These latter two agencies also encouraged a huge expansion of heroin and opium production. After their victory, the US left Afghanistanis without money or support and the country effectively fell apart as rival warlords seized territory. Read more...