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Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category


Posted by entdinglichung - 9. Dezember 2012


* Police places pressure on relatives and friends of jailed Russian antifascists. Your support is needed (LibCom)

* Michael Voss: A major mistake by the Red Green Alliance (International Viewpoint)

* Amnesty International: Background Information on the Repression in Oman (ESSF)

* “Tag der Studenten”: Aktivisten fordern Freilassung inhaftierter Studenten (Julias Blog)

* Still Standing: Derah Saigol tenants’ struggle against eviction (Viewpoint)

* Manifestation des sans-papiers à Lille (Solidarité Ouvrière)

* Anti-Japaneseism (Anti-National Translation)

* [Révolution égyptienne] La ville industrielle de Mahalla dégage son conseil municipal et proclame son autonomie (Le Jura Libertaire)

* Ein Monat Streik bei Neupack (Syndikalismus)

* Kommuniqué des Anarchistischen Schwarzen Kreuzes, in Anbetracht der Erklärung der Regierung von Mexiko (Anarkismo)


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Asyl- und Bleiberecht für alle Frauen, die Opfer von Gewalttaten sind!

Posted by entdinglichung - 12. Oktober 2012

auch aus gegebenem Anlass wichtig: Asyl- und Bleiberecht für alle Frauen, die Opfer von Gewalttaten sind!

Posted in Europa, Feminismus & Frauenbewegung, Internationales, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Migration, Pakistan, Patriarchat, Rassismus, Repression | Leave a Comment »

Baba Jan auf Kaution entlassen, Ameer Khan und Iftikhar Hussain weiterhin im Knast

Posted by entdinglichung - 18. September 2012

aus einer ersten Erklärung von Baba Jan, mehr aktuelle Meldungen hier und hier, mehr zum Thema u.a. hier:

On his release from jail today, Baba Jan asked Comrade Abdul Jalal to convey the following message to all supporters:

1. He wishes to thank all those who have participated in the campaign to secure his release and that of his fellow detained comrades – whether someone signed a petition, wrote a letter, an article, organised or attended a demonstration, a sit-in or a teach-in.

2. We are all learning to campaign more effectively for common causes and this experience will help us in our struggles in the future.

Baba Jan’s supporters in Gilgit-Baltistan have organised a rally from Gilgit City to Aliabad in Hunza Valley, his native region. The rally starts at 12 noon from Col. Hassan Market, Gilgit City.

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Labour Education Foundation zum Mord an mehr als 300 ArbeiterInnen in Karachi und Lahore

Posted by entdinglichung - 14. September 2012

Quelle: Webseite der Labour Education Foundation, verwiesen sei hier ausserdem auf den Aufruf zu einem Protestreik am 15. September der Labour Party Pakistan:

More than 300 workers die in Pakistan due to fire in two factories, Criminal negligence by government and employers, they should be brought to justice for killing workers

By Khalid Mahmood

More than 289 textile workers in Karachi and 25 shoe makers in Lahore died due to fires in factories Tuesday, 11 September 2012. This has been the biggest loss of lives of workers in any industrial accident in Pakistan. The cruel negligence of governments in Sindh and Punjab and also of the federal government has resulted in such a huge loss of lives of the poor of poorest.

Looking at the engulfed with fire fact ories on television, I could imagine the working conditions inside these factories; with very small working place for each worker, no proper ventilation system, only one exit, no fire safety equipment and full with chemicals. And this horrifying situation still exists in many thousand other small factories in all the big cities of Pakistan. Sindh and Punjab both provinces had ban on labour inspection of factories till last year. Still the labour department officials cannot inspect the factories without prior approval from the employer. And the level of corruption existing in labour departments is another story to deprive workers from their basic rights.

Today the Interior minister Rehman Malik says that FIA will investigate these factory fires. Irony is that government is still not realizing its responsibility of implementing laws with political will which protect of basic rights of the workers including safe working conditions and freedom of association but it wants to investigate it only as another crime. No doubt it is big crime and should be investigated and responsible persons from employers and from governments should be brought to justice but government should show its willingness to implement labour laws with true spirit and should provide tools and trainings to its officials to monitor working places in a better way.

Emergence of these kind of small working place has to do a lot with the economic policies our governments have adopted in last few decades. These policies of neo-liberal globalization have reduced the big and safe working places into small factories through contractualisation and sub-contractualisation. Many big companies and multinational companies are having their products done at these small factories without safe working conditions and without freedom of association.

Labour Education Foundation and its member trade unions are expressing their grief and are showing solidarity with families who lost their loved ones in these incidents. We demand that government should immediately pay Rs. 1 million to each family of dead workers and should bring the responsible persons to justice. Government should also immediately start mapping such dangerous working places all across Pakistan and force employers to make working conditions safe. Government should also curb the mentality of employers who create hurdles to make it impossible for workers to form independent trade unions and raise their voices against such dangerous working conditions.

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Farooq Tariq zum Islamismus

Posted by entdinglichung - 13. September 2012

aus einem Interview mit Farooq Tariq auf International Viewpoint, ein Auszug:

Q: Some people on the left who are argue that fundamentalists are also part of the working class because most of them come from the poorer sections of society.

Farooq: I’ve heard this argument several times, claiming they are from the working class. It’s a working class movement, and that we must be for them, we must join them in order to expose the idea of fundamentalism, the class basis of fundamentalism is a reason for the left to go with them and so on. I think these are all wrong notions. The class composition of religious fundamentalism is mainly middle class, upper middle class and it’s not a class-based movement, it’s a religious based movement. They want Muslims to join, they’ don’t want workers to join them. They don’t want any sort of class contradiction within their own ranks. In Pakistan these mistaken ideas are often promoted by some left groups who say that the Pashtun working class has gone to the Taliban and all that, but I think it’s wrong and also in Indonesia. Thinking that because the class nature of the fundamentalist we should have a very different attitude, even be positive a towards them and that we should try to work with them is a mistake; It would mean a complete collaps of the left if the left went along with the fundamentalist groups.

I know the case of Dita Sari very well, we had a debate with her urging her not to to election on the list of an islamic party, even though that party was not a fundamentalist party, just a religious party. There’s a very thin line between religious parties and fundamentalist parties. Because religious parties are the basis for fundamentalist parties, they are the home ground on which fundamentalists can play easily. The rest of the leadership PRD (People’s Democratic Parti-Indonesia) chose the wrong strategy of working with this religious party. I had a debate with Dita Sari in 2007 on this issue but she thought they could enter parliament and do anything they wanted. And I asked; ’what parliament?’ This parliament will not really help your party to grow, it’s only the class struggle, it’s only the struggle on the street, the mass movement, people’s struggle, the struggle against fundamentalism that will pave the way for the success of PRD. And now we see the total collapse of that party, very unfortunate. I had a lot of respect for Dita Sari and her sacrifice, and the whole party was really like a shining example for the parties in Asia who fought against dictatorship, who fought for workers rights. PRD was the example of the kind of party that we wanted to build in Pakistan. When we started the LPP we always had this idea of PRD, who can grow and make sacrifices. And when Soeharto was defeated we hoped this party would grow tremendously, and it happened to some degree, the PRD did grow and attrack a lot of people. But unfortunately wrong choices can mean disaster. It was a crime, of the PRD leadership [3]. But I think even ignoring fundamentalism is also a crime. If you take them lightly, you will pay the price in the future.

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Update zu Baba Jan und Iftikhar Hussain

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. Juli 2012

* Account of the Public Meeting in Naseerabad Hindi, Hunza valley (Free Baba Jan)

* Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain are now safely back in Jutial Jail (Free Baba Jan)

„Today’s news is that Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain are now safely back in Jutial Jail.

They were put under a lot of mental stress by the JIT and the ISI colonel and major who were interrogating them tried to pressurise them into joining one of the parties that work with the federation, like the PPP, PML-N or the MQM, and to stop raising issues of the rights of the people. When they asked Baba Jan what he thought of their suggestion, he told them that they should leave the territory as they no longer had any business there. At this, the officers became enraged and roughed them up a little.

Sami and Nasir talked to Baba Jan soon after he returned to jail and both Baba Jan and Iftikhar are in high spirits. They congratulate all the members of the campaign for their work and send “surkh salam” to all, especially the young members of the Progressive Youth Front and the National Students Federation.“

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Baba Jan und Iftikhar Hussain verschleppt und vermutlich gefoltert

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Juli 2012

Offenbar haben Beamte des pakistanischen Geheimdienstes die beiden politischen Aktivisten Baba Jan und Iftikhar Hussain, die eigentlich seit Ende Juni auf Kaution entlassen werden sollten aus dem Knast von Gilgit (im von Pakistan besetzten Teil von Kaschmir) an einen unbekannten Ort verschleppt und vermutlich gefoltert, nachfolgend dokumentiert eine Meldung von der Soli-Seite Free Baba Jan, weitere Meldungen zum Thema auf dieser Webseite hier, hier und hier:

Gilgit rights activist being given the ‘third degree’

LAHORE, July 22: Baba Jan, a rights activist in Gilgit is allegedly being subjected to severe physical and mental torture by a joint investigation team for the last couple of days after he was implicated in a ‘criminal case’ registered against him under Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) on July 20 at the time when he was in jail. Rights activists and legal experts say the case was registered against Baba Jan after the court accepted his bail petition and ordered his release in another case registered against him in August last year while he was leading a protest procession taken out by those affected by Attabad lake against the government for not compensating them.

“Baba Jan and another rights activist, Iftikhar Hussain, were abducted from Gilgit jail on July 20 by a joint investigation team (JIT) and are being tortured and kept in illegal detention. He (Baba Jan) is a member of the Labour Party Pakistan’s federal committee. LPP Youth Secretary Iftikhar Hussain, Rashid Minhas, Amir Khan and Sher Khan have also been imprisoned in various jails in Gilgit since September 2011. They have been charged under the ATA despite the fact they have not committed any crime. They are being victimised for the support they rendered to Attabad lake victims, last year,” LPP spokesman Farooq Tariq told Dawn.

He said in August 2011, during a protest by the lake victims the police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators, killing a student, Afzal Beg. When his father went to recover his body, he too was shot and later died, he added. Instead of charging the officers responsible for these murders, the Gilgit-Baltistan administration got registered a false-case against more than 100 political activists, including Baba Jan. It is on these charges that he has been imprisoned for the past nine months, Mr Tariq said.

“The former premier (Yousuf Raza Gilani) repeatedly lied, stating that there are no political prisoners in Pakistan. At present there are 14 LPP workers languishing in prison cells in Faisalabad and Gilgit. The ATA is being used unjustly,” he deplored.

“Whether citizens protest against loadshedding, lawyers for democracy, workers for fair wages or natural disaster victims for compensation — as in the case of Attabad — the anti-terrorist law is immediately invoked to stifle their voices”.

Amanullah Kariapper, another LPP activist, said that on April 28, a dozen Rangers and police officials entered the Gilgit jail and severely tortured three inmates, including Baba Jan, and humiliated them by shaving their heads. The next day, the three were ‘kidnapped’ by the security forces, he said. The Rangers and police were committing such atrocities with total disdain for basic human rights, he added.

“Baba Jan, Iftikhar Hussain, Amir Ali, Ameer Khan and Rashid Minhas are all human rights defenders and have been illegally detained for nine months in total violation of their fundamental rights”, Kariapper said. He demanded an immediate end to what he called misuse of the ATA and release of Baba Jan.

Baba Jan’s lawyer advocate Muhammad Nafees Ahmad told this reporter on phone from Gilgit that though he and other members of the legal team had succeeded in getting Baba Jan and his companions released through court orders on July 20, the police again arrested him in another ‘false’ case under the ATA.

He said those affected by the Attabad disaster “actually launched the protest after the compensation cheques given to them by the government got bounced”.

He alleged Mr Jan and his comrades were being victimised politically by the PPP-led G-B government, police and sensitive agencies.

Muhammad Ayaz, the officer investigating the case against Baba Jan, said the case (No 64/2012) had been registered against Baba Jan and some others on July 20 under the ATA for instigating fellow prisoners against the state. He rejected reports about torture of Baba Jan or his comrades during the on-going investigation by the JIT.

“If we are involved in torture, Baba Jan’s legal team and heirs should immediately file a petition against us in the court,” he said, claiming that Gilgit police were not like the traditional police.

“We are investigating this case purely on merit and will release the accused persons if they are found innocent,” he added.

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Die gute Nachricht des Tages: Baba Jan, Iftikhar Hussain, Amir Ali, Ameer Khan and Rashid Minhas werden auf Kaution entlassen werden

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. Juni 2012

Die Hunza Five: fünf Aktivisten der Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) und der Progressive Youth Front (PYF) werden höchstwahrscheinlich morgen auf Kaution aus dem Knast entlassen werden. Die Hunza Five wurden Ende April wegen ihres Einsatzes für die Belange flutgeschädigter BewohnerInnen in der Region Baltistan-Gilgit im pakistanisch besetzten Teil Kaschmirs inhaftiert und gefoltert, mehr zur aktuellen Entwicklung des Falles auf ESSF und auf Free Baba Jan!.

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Jährliche Übersicht über die Verletzungen von Gewerkschaftsrechten 2012

Posted by entdinglichung - 6. Juni 2012

Der jährliche Report des Internationalen Gewerkschaftsbundes (IGB) zur Verletzung von Gewerkschaftsrechten weltweit, ein auszug aus dem Vorwort:

„Bei der Verteidigung der Gewerkschaftsrechte setzen die Arbeitnehmer/innen zum Teil ihr Leben aufs Spiel. Während des Jahres 2011 kamen mindestens 76 Beschäftigte als direkte Folge ihrer Gewerkschaftsaktivitäten ums Leben, zusätzlich zu denen, die bei der Unterdrückung der Proteste im Zusammenhang mit dem Arabischen Frühling getötet wurden. Allein in Lateinamerika gab es 56 Tote, 29 davon in Kolumbien und weitere zehn in Guatemala – Verbrechen, die zumeist völlig ungestraft bleiben. Mindestens acht Gewerkschafter/innen kamen in Asien ums Leben. Auf den Philippinen wurden bei separaten Anschlägen vier Menschen erschossen, die alle eine führende Rolle bei der Verteidigung der Arbeitnehmerrechte gespielt hatten. In Bangladesch wurde der Vorsitzende einer Bekleidungsarbeitergewerkschaft zwei Jahre, nachdem die Regierung ihn wegen seiner Gewerkschaftsarbeit verprügelt hatte, brutal ermordet, und in Simbabwe starb ein einjähriges Kind, nachdem es die Nacht im Regen am Straßenrand verbracht hatte, weil seine Familie zu den Landarbeitern gehörte, die fristlos entlassen und vertrieben worden waren, weil sie es gewagt hatten, sich gewerkschaftlich zu organisieren.

Einige der Todesfälle gingen auf übermäßige Polizeigewalt zurück. In Südafrika starb ein Kommunalbeschäftigter bei Zusammenstößen mit der Polizei, in Indonesien wurden zwei Beschäftigte getötet, als die Polizei das Feuer auf Streikende eröffnete, und in Bangladesch kam ein Beschäftigter ums Leben, als die Polizei protestierende Chemiearbeiter angriff. Über weitere Fälle, bei denen Polizeigewalt zu Verletzungen und zum Tod führte, wurde in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indien, Ägypten und Nepal berichtet.

Es wurde vielfach über die Unterbindung von Streiks durch Massenentlassungen, Festnahmen und Inhaftierungen berichtet, u.a. in Georgien, Kenia, Südafrika und Botsuana, wo 2.800 Beschäftigte nach einem Streik im öffentlichen Dienst entlassen wurden. In Indien wurde streikenden Beschäftigten einer Ziegelbrennerei damit gedroht, dass die Eigner sie „töten und ihre Frauen vergewaltigen“ würden, wenn sie nicht an ihren Arbeitsplatz zurückkehrten. In Georgien beendeten ein Gouverneur und Dutzende Polizisten einen legalen Stahlarbeiterstreik, nahmen führende Gewerkschaftsvertreter fest und zwangen die Beschäftigten zur Rückkehr an ihren Arbeitsplatz. Auf Streiks wurde aber noch mit anderen Mitteln reagiert: In Südkorea wurden die Gewerkschaften wiederholt auf riesige Summen Schadenersatz verklagt, während in Australien von Arbeitgeber- und Regierungsseite aus mit Erfolg Gesetze geltend gemacht wurden, um Streikende zur Rückkehr an ihren Arbeitsplatz zu zwingen.“

Posted in Ägypten, Bangladesh, Botswana, Georgien, Gewerkschaft, Guatemala, Indien, Indonesien, Internationales, Kapitalismus, Kenia, Klassenkampf, Kolumbien, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Nahost, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippinen, Repression, Südafrika - Azania, Südkorea, Sri Lanka, Streik, Zimbabwe | Verschlagwortet mit: , , | 1 Comment »

Mehr Vermischtes

Posted by entdinglichung - 5. Juni 2012

* New Amnesty International action on imprisoned Iranian trade unionists (IUF-UITA-IUL)

* Istanbul Feminist Collective: Abortion is a Right, Decision Belongs to Women (International Viewpoint)

* Pakistan: “The LPP is a socialist party, very much involved in the day-to-day problems of the people” (ESSF)

* Solidarität mit griechischen AktivistInnen (RSO)

* The creation of Prairie Struggle Organization, its politics and its goals (anarkismo.net)

* Mexico: indigenous leader murdered in Michoacán (World War 4 Report)

* Diego Cañamero ha sido puesto en libertad tras ser detenido por la Guardia Civil esta mañana (SAT)

* Bergarbeiterstreik in Asturien (Spanischen Staat):

Posted in Anarchismus, BäuerInnenbewegung, Feminismus & Frauenbewegung, Gewerkschaft, Griechenland, Indigena-Bewegung, Iran, Kanada, Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Mexiko - Mexico, Pakistan, Patriarchat, Repression, Sozialismus, Spanischer Staat, Streik, Türkei, Trotzkismus | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Weitere Inhaftierungen von LPP-Mitgliedern in Hunza

Posted by entdinglichung - 14. Mai 2012

Quelle: International Viewpoint, mehr zum Thema hier, hier und hier:

More arrests in Gilgit Baltistan

Crackdown on solidarity with Baba Jan and his comrades

Farooq Tariq

While protests in different cities of Pakistan is going on, we received a bad news from Hunza valley. Six activists of Labour Party led by comrade Nasir are arrested in Karim Abad, the main city of Hunza, while flyposting the posters for the release of Baba Jan.

This is going too far, comrades are arrested even for this very normal political activity.
Demonstrations for the release of Baba Jan and four other comrades and against the torture are held in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Hyderabad and other cities today.
At Lahore, we gathered at Baghat Singh Shaheed Chouck to protest. I am writing this brief report from the demo place. This was the place where Baghat Singh and his friend were hanged by British Imperialism in 1931. We are demanding that this square should be named formally s Baghat Singh Chouck.
>Baba Jan is today’s Baghat Singh, like him, he is now busy in fighting for the rights of prisoners in Gilgit jail. He has been tortured for that. He has tried to bring religious harmony among Shia and Sunni prisoners.

For more information on the case of Baba Jan and his comrades see Urgent Appeal : Death threat to activists imprisoned in Pakistan.

Farooq Tariq is the national spokesperson of Labour Party Pakistan.

Posted in Kaschmir, Kommunismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Pakistan, Repression, Sozialismus, Trotzkismus | Verschlagwortet mit: , , | 1 Comment »

Solidarität mit Baba Jan, Iftikhar Hussain, Amir Ali, Ameer Khan und Rashid Minhas!

Posted by entdinglichung - 7. Mai 2012

Die Human Rights Commission of Pakistan ruft dazu auf, die pakistanischen Autoritäten mittels Eingaben unter Druck zu setzen, um die Freiheit von fünf inhaftierten und gefolterten Mitgliedern der Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) und der Progressive Youth Front (PYF) in Gilgit im von Pakistan besetzten Teil von Kaschmir zu erreichen:

„Five political activists are being tortured in Gilgit jail, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. These political activists who were in jail for the last many months are facing very harsh treatment for protesting against the poor quality of food and delay in hearing of cases of prisoners at the jail. They have been incarcerated for protesting on behalf of the victims of forced displacement on account of the Attaabad landslide in January 2010.

On April 28, 2012 five political activists were visited by police and security agencies in jail and they were tortured on dubious charges of leading the protest in prison. One of the activists’ Baba Jan suffered two broken fingers and injuries to his head and other parts of his body. Despite the orders of the court Baba Jan and other victims have not been examined by doctor and not been hospitalized in violation of court orders.“

mehr zum Fall der fünf Genossen hier, eine Solidaritätsadresse von Wickramabahu Karunarathne von der NSSP gibt es hier.

Posted in Kaschmir, Kommunismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Pakistan, Sozialismus, Sri Lanka, Trotzkismus | Verschlagwortet mit: , | 2 Comments »

Lesehinweis zum Verhältnis Sowjetunion-Afghanistan

Posted by entdinglichung - 25. April 2012

Ideology and Electricity: The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan von Christian Parenti (ESSF), ein kurzer Auszug:

„In the teahouses and street stalls of Kabul, one sometimes sees the portrait of a stern, round-faced man with dark hair and a mustache. It is the visage of Muhammad Najibullah, the last president of communist Afghanistan. Najibullah joined the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) in the late 1960s, ran Afghanistan’s highly organized secret police, the KHAD, and then became the country’s president in 1986. After the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Najibullah hung on to power for another three years. Taliban fighters eventually killed him in 1996.

On occasions when I have asked Afghans in Kabul about the Najibullah posters and postcards, their replies have ranged from “He was a strong president—we had a strong army then” to “Everything worked well and Kabul was clean.” One teahouse proprietor, using the familiar form of the name, stated simply that “Najib fought Pakistan.” In other words, he is remembered not so much as a socialist—a vague term for many in Afghanistan—but as a modernizer and a patriot.“

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Sauvra: Hintergrundanalysen zum Islamismus

Posted by entdinglichung - 10. April 2012

Sauvra: Hintergrundanalysen zum Islamismus, eine neue Webseite, u.a. mit Artikeln zum failed state Pakistan und dem Unabhängigkeitskampf von Bangla Desh sowie zum Israel-/Palästinabild des ISF:

Posted in Bangladesh, Blogosphäre, BRD, Fundstücke, Indischer Subkontinent, Israel, Nahost, Pakistan, Palästina, Religion | Leave a Comment »

Die Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) zum internationalen Frauentag 2012

Posted by entdinglichung - 12. März 2012

Nachfolgend dokumentiert ein aus gegebenem Anlass wichtiges Dokument der RAWA, welches darlegt, dass es kein Bündnis mit den beiden reaktionären Seiten des Konfliktes in Afghanistan geben kann:

Afghan women’s freedom from the clutch of fundamentalism, occupation and patriarchy is only possible with their own struggle!

RAWA’s statement on the International Women’s Day

Afghanistan’s women spent another year under the burden of occupiers, dominance of a Jehadi-Mafia government and terror of the Taliban, the result of which was an increase in poverty, homelessness, immigration, loss of dear ones, domestic violence, rape, self-immolation, a high maternal and infant mortality rate and thousand other miseries.

According to figures from the UN, almost 5000 cases of violence against women were recorded last year, though the actual figure is several time higher than this. The last ten years of US and NATO occupied Afghanistan has been a burning hell for women and young girls who have been raped or gang-raped. According to a report of the European Union there are tens of women in jails who are rape victims but are imprisoned for being a “criminal”; rapists are high-ranked government officials or people related to them and Afghanistan’s corrupt judiciary made up of a number of stone-aged clerics can’t deal with or prosecute them. According to the State of the World’s Mothers 2011 report fifty mothers die every day in Afghanistan while giving birth, something that doesn’t hold the slightest importance in the eyes of the treacherous Afghan government officials, minister and ministry of women’s affairs, decoration pieces in the parliament, NGOs and finally the US and west, that occupied Afghanistan under the pretext of women’s rights.

US and its allies occupied Afghanistan ten years back under the excuse of uprooting terrorism, Al-Qaeda and Taliban. According to data collected by Professor Marc Herold, US took its revenge on Afghan civilians by bombarding and killing about the same number of civilians killed in the September 11th attacks in New York in just the first few months of Afghanistan’s occupation. Most of our people wanted the obliteration of the barbarous and criminal Talib regime but not at the cost of losing their independence. RAWA, just a few days after the start of the US attacks, said in a statement, “The actual issue our people face is the eradication of the plague of Taliban and Al Qaeda -though they (our people) didn’t have any part in its cultivation and germination- and the establishment of a government based on democratic values… Our compatriots, therefore, must rise up for a thorough demolition of Taliban and their Osamas…” RAWA’s demand along with the people of Afghanistan’s was that the Taliban dominance be abloshed by the uprisings and struggles of the people of Afghanistan and not by invasion of foreign aggressors.

The US government and NATO who were looking to invade and stay in Afghanistan for their own military, economic and strategic aims, misused the troubles and miseries of our women and have been busy playing a cat and mouse game with the Taliban for the past ten years. After shedding the blood of thousands of innocent women and children, young and old, they have now started another treacherous game of “peace and negotiations” with the Taliban. First they divided the sanguinary Taliban into “moderate“ and “extremist” and have now gone so far that Joe Biden, the vice president of US, announced that “Taliban are not our enemies”! This is true, the Taliban were a project of the US that was run by ISI, they can never be their enemies, they are the deadly enemies of our people, freedom, women, democracy and justice.

The first victims of a deal with the bloodthirsty Taliban will be the women of our country. By endorsing medieval laws for women, Karzai’s mafia-puppet regime wants to pave the way for association with the Taliban, these lackeys of Pakistan. The most recent example of these inhumane laws is the statement of a stooge government body called the Ulema Council of Afghanistan, which is a copy of the laws of the Taliban era of ignorance and terror. Karzai also shamelessly backed the statement.

The US aggressors proved RAWA’s perpetual claim that this country is always at war with the Afghan people and at peace with criminals. The US’s dark and blood-stained history shows that they have always collaborated with the most treacherous regimes, elements and bodies and conspired for the annihilation of governments and movements of the people. The US doesn’t care about the kind of government that takes power in Afghanistan, what only matters is that the regime should be made up of traitors who they reign, which doesn’t oppose their permanent military bases, allows them to use this land for threatening and controlling Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan and India; allows Afghanistan to become a place where the US and other imperialists use it to suppress every kind of revolutionary movements of the people in the region, and in general a government that protects the interests of the US and its allies. Now it’s of least importance to the US and NATO if that government is headed by a Talib or a Northern Alliance criminal, or some other criminal which oppresses the Afghan people.

Like every puppet ruler, Karzai uses all his power and abilities to serve the aims and policies of his foreign masters, especially the US, so he looks more useful to them and his corrupt regime can stay in power longer. The Traditional Jirga, which was a gathering of spies and traitors who do not have a speck of honour or patriotism, for agreeing to and legalizing the long-term presence of the US and its bases, was another effort in the same matter.

The limitless and boundless costs of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, the deep economic crisis in the capitalist societies and the huge anti-war, anti-capitalist system movements of the people in the western countries, has forced the US and other imperialists to deceive their people and reduce their military forces in some places and attack other nations instead and allow their plunder. The most recent example we saw was Libya, where the country was destructed and a fundamentalist regime of the kind of the savage Taliban was implemented upon its poor people.

Although the US and NATO talk about the exit of their forces in 2014, this is just a reduction and not a complete withdrawal. The US, now busy signing the agreement of building their permanent bases with their Afghan stooges, will in no way leave Afghanistan due to its important strategic position in Asia, unless they are driven away humiliatingly by our nation like the English and Russians.

After ten years of killing and destruction, the US and NATO leave a government to our people which is occupied by Northern Alliance, Taliban and Gulbuddini criminals and spies of foreign countries at every level; a country that is second in corruption in the world; a country that is the biggest producer of drugs in the world with two million addicts despite the influx of millions of dollars; a country that has half a million internally displaced persons and largest number of refugees in the world; a country whose 7 million out of 27 million people suffer from hunger; a country whose most important posts are occupied by the most infamous and traitorous people like Fahim, Khalili, Atta, Farooq Wardak, Rahim Wardak, Ismail Khan, Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, Spanta, Karim Khuram, Hadi Arghandiwal, Dostum and countless other murderers and plunderers.

Despite all the treacheries of the US and west, a handful of stooge intellectuals and so-called analysts without a conscience, tirelessly propagate for the permanent presence of the US through the government media every day, as if the fortune and prosperity of our country is tied to this military agreement, as if peace, stability and comfort of our people and women is only attainable if the US permanent bases exist. These intellectuals who have sold their souls and are blinded by the dollars the US pays them, cannot or do not want to see the extensive damage and crimes the US and its Afghan accomplices have committed. Maybe they will come to at a time when their own loved ones are killed by the ruthless NATO and US soldiers and then urinated upon or their fingers are cut and kept as trophies. They try to act stupid and ignore this important historical lesson that no nation can prosper by linking itself to an alien nation, and that like the US which has a history marked by the blood of countless, unless its people unite and make sacrifices for gaining grand values like democracy and their rights.

The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) on the International Women’s Day announces to all the women in Afghanistan that our freedom from the grasp of foreign occupiers, Northern Alliance mafia, vicious Taliban and other anti-women elements, is only achievable by our unity and struggle. It is impossible that domestic violence, rape, beating and self-immolation among women be ended by seminars or some discussions of the NGOs. It is only attainable by the organization of women of all ethnic backgrounds and tribes into an anti-fundamentalist movement against the occupation.

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