An Open Letter to the People of the World: STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN!
The bombings in Kabul on May 8 targeted girls (ages8-18) for daring to go to school. This femicide must be condemned by ALL justice loving people. To date, there are 85 dead and 147 wounded/maimed – the vast majority being female.
Such a crime must shake every human being to the core and demand an answer to “what kind of world do we want to live in?”
The imperialist powers and reactionary capitalist states in the Middle East, as well as non-state Islamist groups and factions, all of whom have risen and thrived through the structures and workings of the world capitalist Imperialist system. They have not left the people ofAfghanistan alone for more than four decades now.
These global powers and regional states, in their proxy wars and political rivalries for their interests, have brought nothing but war, mass slaughter, poverty and displacement to the people of this land.They have imposed these crimes on the desperate people of Afghanistan by their local agents and mercenaries.
If you study the history of Afghanistan, you will see what the world powers and the regional states have done to the people in this part of the world. We do not want the support of the governments that rule over you. We want YOU to come to our side. Our allies are YOU: the masses of people on every continent and in every country such as the people in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, the United States,European countries, Russia etc.etc. Our allies are NOT the ruling powers whose hands are stained with the blood of the people of their own countries too. We need solidarity among the people to oppose the atrocities committed by all the world powers and their regional actors for more than 40 years of the Afghan calamity.
Since its peace agreement with the US, the Taliban has assumed the role of protecting the lives of the US and NATO soldiers, but has assaulted the desperate people in streets of Afghanistan nonstop. The Taliban and other Islamic fascists have carried out daily targeted assassinations and mass slaughter of civilians. Even as the specific attacker is yet unclear, the latest atrocity on schoolgirls in Kabul has the footprints of violent patriarchal, misogynistic forces like the Taliban. The current government ofAfghanistan, which was hand pick by the United States, and jihadist parties and heads of different tribes and religious groups, are now scrambling to get a seat at the power arrangement table set by a deal between the US and the Taliban.In the meantime, the Afghan people are cast-off and being slaughtered day in and day out.
Raise your voice! Make a video with messages in solidarity with the Afghan people. Protest your governments’ aggressions and support for reactionaries forces in Afghanistan. Do not accept any peace with the Taliban and other enemies of the Afghan people. Express your disgust about this situation. Find ways to express your solidarity with theAfghan people. Long Live Internationalist Solidarity for a Better World!
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US Out of Afghanistan! Down with the Taliban and AllReactionaries!
From a group of Afghan refugees and their supporters
(Shekib Mosadeq is a signatory of the Emergency Appeal)