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...
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...
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...
A new world situation has opened up following the terrorist attack on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in which the attempt by US
imperialism to decisively change the relationship of world forces to its
own benefit through a ‘war’ against global terrorism threatens to bring
misery and devastation to...
One after-effect of the World Trade Centre attack has been an increase
in racism and racist attacks. One Afghan taxi driver, who came to
Britain to escape persecution in Afghanistan, was paralysed from the
neck down after being kicked and beaten by three men in Twickenham, who
taunted him about events in America.
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC Tuesday
September 11 were a horrific tragedy. Socialist Alternative
sends all those who lost loved ones and friends and all of those injured
its deepest sympathies and condolences.Socialists completely and
absolutely oppose and condemn this brutal,...