September 11th Fallout pageWelcome to the Kersplebedeb S11 fallout page (previously the S11 Anti-War page). As always, i have been unable to update this page as often as i had hoped. I apologize for the delay, and thank you all for your understanding! Please do keep getting back to me with any feedback, interesting texts, or links that you think i may have missed. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I try and keep information directly related to the September 11th attacks and immediate fallout (at home and abroad), as well as the context behind the attacks.
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|S11: Truth or Consequences
- The Solidarity and Arm the Spirit collectives have published
this 78 page pamphlet in response to the events of September 11th
and the consequent anti-terrorist hysteria. This pamphlet provides
a good introduction to the history of US imperialism and both its
collusion and conflicts with the Islamic far-right, including Osama
Bin Laden’s network, in Afghanistan. It also attempts to give an
overview of some of the domestic repercussions of the September 11th
attacks within North America. All of the texts in this pamphlet are available
from this website.
||Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan, by
Melody Ermachild Chavis with foreword by Alice Walker. A slightly hagiographical
biography of Meena, founder and martyr of the Revolutionary Association of
the Women of Afghanistan, who have opposed the Taliban, the United States
invasion and the current mosaic of warlords, fundamentalists and gangsters
in power in Afghanistan.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Kersplebedeb Price: $10.00
A look at the plight of political prisoners and prisoners of war in the United States following the September 11th attacks. Prisoners have been denied the right to communicate with legal counsel, and have in many cases been segregated for know reason other than general paranoia.
Resistance in Brooklyn member Matt Meyer reflects upon the meaning of terrorism, and the plight of prisoners in the U.S. today.
Meyer examines what leftists can listen for and learn from the September 11th fallout.
Osama bin Laden and the Taliban received threats of possible American military strikes against them two months before the terrorist assaults on New York and Washington, which were allegedly masterminded by the Saudi-born fundamentalist, a Guardian investigation has established.
The Cost of an Afghan 'Victory' , by Dilip Hiro (The Nation February 15 1999)
"Did the founders of US policy in Afghanistan during the Carter Administration (1977-1981) realized that in spawning Islamic militancy with the primary aim of defeating the Soviet Union they were risking sowing the seeds of a phenomenon that was likely to acquire a life of its own, spread throughout the Muslim world and threaten US interests? "
A Message to the Troops, Would-be Troops and Other Youth , by Jeff Paterson
On August 30, 1990, 22-year-old Marine Corporal Jeff Paterson refused to board a military plane in Hawaii heading to Saudi Arabia. He was the first active-duty military resister in the U.S.-led attack on Iraq. The photo of Jeff sitting on the airstrip, defying orders to go fight in the Gulf War, appeared on TV and in newspapers around the world...
Women, Islam, and the State: Subordination and Resistance , by Tazeen Mahnaz Murshid
The paper attempts to examine the interplay of religion and politics in relation to its impact on the position and status of women. It demonstrates that the forces of religious 'fundamentalism' do not endorse the concept of female equality and that an alliance between these forces and a weak state is particularly problematic for female emancipation. The state is unable to play an effective role as a mediator between these forces and the women who are often their victims, because it effectively becomes a party to the perpetration of injustices against them.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan Proclaims Afghanistan Day (1983)"The Great Communicator" does some, errrr.... communicating?!?
- Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
- Taliban: Bitter Fruit of U.S. Imperialism’s Anti-Soviet War - Women Enslaved by Islamic Reaction , by International Communist League (Reprinted from Workers Vanguard No. 756, 13 April 2001)
- Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan!
- The Afghan Women's Mission
- Women in Islam
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