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12 November 2014

Afghanistan war: A legacy of destruction

British combat troops were finally pulled out of Camp Bastion on 27 October

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5 June 2013

Stop drone attacks!

"To say a military tactic is legal, or even effective, is not to say it is wise or moral in every instance," said US president Obama in a major speech recently where he promised to scale back the use of unmanned drones to attack targets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere

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Lincoln Socialist Party protests against war and occupation, photo by Lincoln Socialist Party

26 September 2012

Afghanistan war: end this 'pointless waste of life'

The Afghanistan war has been a "pointless waste of lives and not worth the billions of pounds it has cost since it started eleven years ago" think 78% of the people in a new poll by the Mirror

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3,000 people took part in the Stop the War Trafalgar Square rally on Saturday 8 October to mark ten years of the war and occupation in Afghanistan, photo Paul Mattsson

Stop the War Trafalgar Square rally, photo Paul Mattsson

14 October 2011

Picture slide show: Marking ten years since the invasion of Afghanistan

To mark ten years of the war and occupation in Afghanistan, 3,000 people took part in the Stop the War Trafalgar Square rally on Saturday 8 October...

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23 November 2010

Fast news

Afghanistan war: SEVERAL THOUSAND protesters marched through central London on 20 November against the escalating war and continuing occupation of Afghanistan by Nato forces...

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Demonstrating against war in Afghanistan, photo A Hill

Demonstrating against war in Afghanistan, photo A Hill

17 November 2010

Afghanistan: Withdraw the troops now!

The Nato onslaught on Afghanistan is now in its tenth year. Ten years of horrific brutality inflicted on those who have fought against the invasion and on many thousands of civilians in the areas under...

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4 August 2010

Afghanistan: US strategy in disarray

The concerted might of the strongest and largest military force in the world, that of the US, is failing to defeat the disparate and crudely equipped Taliban militias in one of the poorest countries of the world...

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Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

4 August 2010

Troops out now!

THE LEAKING of 75,000 secret US military documents on the Afghanistan war 'endangers lives', screamed the US Pentagon...

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7 July 2010

News in brief

Looting Afghanistan: FACED WITH an ever-increasing number of deaths of UK soldiers and Afghan civilians, prime minister David Cameron says this is a price worth paying for 'good governance' in Afghanistan...

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Youth Fight for jobs demonstrate against war, terror and racism

Youth Fight for jobs demonstrate against war, terror and racism

30 June 2010

Western strategy on Afghanistan in tatters

ANOTHER GRISLY milestone has been reached in Afghanistan: over 300 British soldiers have now died, since the war began in 2001. The average age of those killed is 22.

No such records are kept of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. It is estimated that thousands of Afghan civilians have been directly killed due to military action, including use of air strikes by the US forces, writes Niall Mulholland.

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Demonstrating against war, photo by A Hill

Demonstrating against war, photo by A Hill

14 April 2010

Afghanistan: Bring the troops back

THE HORRIFIC loss of life in the war in Afghanistan should make it a major election issue. In this human catastrophe, tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have died since the war started in 2001.

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10 March 2010

Anti-war campaigner Joe Glenton gets nine months

ANTI-AFGHANISTAN war campaigner Joe Glenton, a Lance-Corporal in the logistics corps, was found guilty of going absent without leave at a court martial and jailed for nine months...

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Pinocchio - cartoon by Alan hardman

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Pinocchio - cartoon by Alan hardman

3 February 2010

Taliban insurgency, poverty and corruption Brown's Afghan crisis deepens

WITH THE body count of UK troops at over 250 and with a general election looming, Gordon Brown is desperate for an exit strategy from Afghanistan, writes Dave Carr.

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Stop the War Coalition demonstration October 2009, photo Bob Severn

Stop the War Coalition demonstration October 2009, photo Bob Severn

9 December 2009

End the war in Afghanistan

THE OCCUPATION of Afghanistan has lasted eight years; it has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, writes Ken Douglas.

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Anti-war demo October 2009, photo Bob Severn

Anti-war demo October 2009, photo Bob Severn

24 November 2009

Afghanistan: Brown and Obama scrabbling for an exit strategy

THE CORONATION of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai offers no solution to the long suffering workers and poor peasants of Afghanistan, writes Nick Chaffey.

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Anti-war demonstration September 2005, photo Alison Hill

Anti-war demonstration September 2005, photo Alison Hill

11 November 2009

End the war in Afghanistan: Bring the troops back now!

THE WAR in Afghanistan is bringing more and more bloodshed. About 1,500 Afghan civilians were killed between January and August this year and the numbers are still rising. The 110,000 Nato-led troops sent...

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Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

28 October 2009

Afghanistan: anti-war demo

SEVERAL THOUSAND anti-war protesters marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, London, on 24 October to protest against the eight-year long military occupation of Afghanistan by Nato forces...

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Anti-War demo 15 March 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson

21 October 2009

Afghanistan: Troops out!

Eight years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the situation is a nightmare.
Far from moving towards peace and democracy the last few months have seen some of the bloodiest fighting in the conflict, with 220 British soldiers killed and over 1,500 Afghan civilians in this year alone.

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20 October 2009

Feature: End the bloody occupation of Afghanistan

EIGHT YEARS after US president George Bush - aided and abetted by his 'loyal lieutenant', UK prime minister Tony Blair - launched an invasion of Afghanistan, their 'war on terror' shows no sign of abating.

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International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson

International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson

7 October 2009

Stop the war in Afghanistan

October 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of troops being sent to Afghanistan. It is clearer than ever that the invasion has resulted in a nightmare for the people of Afghanistan and the region and those sent to fight.

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