Stop the Imperialist War in Afghanistan!

Points of Unity

What follows are the points of unity in forming a united front against the imperialist war in Afghanistan:

Condemn the imperialist occupation of Afghanistan

We condemn not only the military occupation of the US led war on the people of Afghanistan, but also the ongoing involvement of corporations and NGOs – particularly Canadian corporations, NGOs, and financial interests – that followed the military intervention and force economic dependency and underdevelopment. In this way we also recognize that the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan does not mean the end of the occupation, as it is so often proclaimed in the mainstream media, because the occupation persists, managed by capitalism, military bases, a “native” army trained by our militaries, and a puppet government installed by imperialist means.

Condemn the puppet government

We do not recognize the government that was put in place by the US and Canada as “democratic” or an expression of Afghanistan self-determination. We recognize that it is a puppet dictatorship that masquerades as “democratic” when it is in fact as reactionary as the Taliban. Indeed, the only thing that makes this puppet regime any different than the one deposed by the US-led intervention is that it is a willing servant of the occupation. The fact that former members of the Taliban are part of this government demonstrate that the war on the people of Afghanistan was never about liberation.

Condemn the Islamic State’s (ISIS) invasion of Afghanistan

Due to the chaos imposed by the war on the people of Afghanistan, and the incorporation of the Taliban and a variety of other Islamists into the Karzai government, ISIS has seen this as an opportunity to invade Afghanistan and subject it to the rule of its “Arab Caliphate.” Produced in the crucible of imperialism, ISIS is another foreign invader that seeks to occupy and oppress the people of Afghanistan and should not be recognized as a home-grown resistance to imperialist occupation.

Support the progressive revolutionary resistance of the people of Afghanistan

Rather than see the liberation of Afghanistan as a task that can be completed by an anti-imperialist movement here, we need to embrace the spirit of internationalism and draw attention to the efforts of the revolutionary, secular, and grassroots movements that are resisting imperialist invasion, occupation, and the puppet government. These forces include feminist mass organizations that are autonomous from those “feminist” groups that have been implicit with the occupation and who collaborate with the puppet government, the New Democratic and Maoist movement, and many other democratic and progressive tendencies throughout Afghanistan. Here in Canada, we commit to give voice to these revolutionary people’s movements through rallies, teach-ins and other political projects.

We invite our fellow comrades to join in this campaign.

Revolutionary Communist Party Organizing Committee—Toronto

The 15 Years of War campaign logo

PRAC is supporting the  campaign on the 15th anniversary of the imperialist war in Afghanistan. The campaign is currently looking for other organizations to get involved. What follows are the campaign’s points of unity. More information can be found at the campaign’s website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Points of Unity

What follows are the points of unity in forming a united front against the imperialist war in Afghanistan:

Condemn the imperialist occupation of Afghanistan

We condemn not only the military occupation of the US led war on the people of Afghanistan, but also the ongoing involvement of corporations and NGOs – particularly Canadian corporations, NGOs, and financial interests – that followed the military intervention and force economic dependency and underdevelopment. In this way we also recognize that the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan does not mean the end of the occupation, as it is so often proclaimed in the mainstream media…

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