Today is the 15th year of the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan. It has been a barbarous war for the people of Afghanistan & Pakistan & is not nearly ended. Later I will post about the European Union forcibly deporting 80,000 Afghan war refugees denied asylum in Europe.
Through most of the war the international antiwar movement has been weak & fragmented & has not rendered powerful solidarity with the people of Afghanistan—or for that matter, any other country. I only want to say to the people of Afghanistan & Pakistan that this is a historic failing & thousands of activists around the world grieve at what it has meant for you, at the cost you have paid because we could not unite to stay the hand of US-NATO militarism. The tragedy of failure is incalculable & we only wish our grief was sufficient to compensate what it has meant for you. But it doesn’t.
Rebuilding the international antiwar movement on a principled basis is the most imperative political mission of our era.