The Afghans are largely glad to see the back of the US occupation, to be one more Saigon in a long sequence. But this is not a victory for humanity. It will not be easy for Afghanistan to emerge out of these nightmare decades, but the desire to do so can still be heard.
Defeated in Syria and Afghanistan, and withdrawing from Iraq, the US and its allies are now stepping up their military provocations against Russia and China. Preventing imperialism from launching a serious military conflict is indispensable if humanity is to address the real challenges which it faces.
The general condition of Afghanistan after 20 years of NATO intervention is that half the population are in humanitarian need and nearly one in two children will face acute malnutrition in 2021 – UN.
Life expectancy for people in the US dropped by one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020 and for Black and Latino people by three years. More than 3.3 million people in the US died in 2020, the most ever in US history.
Full-page letter in the New York Times calling on President Biden to lift the 243 unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Cuba by Trump and to resume the opening up process.
Cuba does not expect any gift from the United States, nor does it demand preferential commercial treatment. But Cuba has the right to demand the United States respect its sovereignty and desist from acting to dominate the destiny of Cuba. US aggression should be ended and it should leave Cuba alone.