Category: Opinions and Debates

Fundamental injustice in Afghanistan

RAWA believes that no other nation can liberate Afghan women, and it is their own responsibility to raise and fight for their rights. In this hard fight we need the support and solidarity of peace-loving and democratic-minded people of the…

Reflections on the invasion of Gaza

The time of the righteous by Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Jan. 9, 2009 This war, perhaps more than its predecessors, is exposing the true deep veins of Israeli society. Racism and hatred are rearing their heads, as is the impulse for…

Gaza: Colonial Violence and Flawed Justifications

A Palestinian firefighter dousing flames in a printing building in Gaza. Israeli airstrikes were said to have killed two Hamas officers. Photo: Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images by Rachad Antonius, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, December 31 2008…

War resisters living in fear

By John Hagan, Toronto Sun, December 30, 2008 Until recently, the federal government toed a careful line on its claim to fairly treat American Iraq war resisters who are seeking refuge and sanctuary in Canada. The party line was each…

Pakistan’s Balkanization

A boy stands at the site of suspected U.S. drone attacks in the Janikhel tribal area in Bannu district of North West Frontier Province, Nov. 29, 2008. U.S. forces in Afghanistan have carried out at least 27 air strikes by…

A Message for Obama: Stop Killing Afghanis

By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2008 Come January, President-elect Barack Obama will confront the most difficult foreign policy crisis of his administration with the region-wide-war developing in Afghanistan. If he is to succeed, the new president…