This panel discussion took place on Sept. 12, 2021. Watch the video now!
The bloody, two-decade occupation of Afghanistan by the U.S. has finally ended. The mainstream media and the Biden administration hope to bury the truth about the reactionary goals and violent methods that Washington employed to prevent a democratic government from coming to power from the 1970s through Aug. 31 of this year.
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan reinforced these truths for U.S. antiwar activists. On the occasion of the U.S. retreat, they said, ”In the past 20 years, one of our demands was an end to the US/NATO occupation and even better if they take their Islamic fundamentalists and technocrats with them and let our people decide their own fate. This occupation only resulted in bloodshed, destruction and chaos. They turned our country into the most corrupt, insecure, drug-mafia and dangerous place especially for women.”
Today, the people of Afghanistan renew the struggle for a democratic society against the misogynous Taliban and other warlords who are challenging them. Join Socialist Resurgence, Boston Revolutionary Socialists, and the Tempest Collective for a free panel discussion that will address this question and more.
Farooq Tariq — member Haqooq Khalq Movement (People’s Rights Movement, Pakistan)
Kathy Kelly — peace activist and author, made over two dozen trips to Afghanistan from 2010 – 2019, living with Afghan Peace Volunteers in a working-class neighborhood in Kabul
Bill Keach — member of the Tempest Collective and of the Boston Revolutionary Socialists
Erwin Freed — Socialist Resurgence staff writer and organizer
Time: Sep 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Sponsored by Socialist Resurgence, Boston Revolutionary Socialists, and the Tempest Collective.