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Taliban take Kabul

by New Worker correspondent

TALIBAN FORCES have taken over Afghanistan following the seizure of the capital, Kabul, on Sunday. The Afghan president has fled the country and thousands of others rushed to Kabul’s international airport in desperate, but largely futile, attempts to board aircraft leaving the country.

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The Class (room) War

by New Worker correspondent

IN JOURNALIST CIRCLES the month of August is known as the silly season due to the lack of news because Parliament is not sitting, and politicians disappear for the holidays. As might be expected however, the class struggle continues regardless.

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Editorial

The long goodbye

IT IS SAID that when an entire British army was wiped out by Afghan forces in 1842, the tribesmen spared an English doctor so he could tell the tale of this humiliating defeat when he made it back to British-held territory. There’s no need that these days. We only have to turn on the telly to see the Americans scuttling out of Kabul whilst panic-stricken mobs of those who once served them over-run the international airport in a desperate attempt to flee the wrath of the victorious Taliban militia.

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Defend Ken Loach!

Ken Loach has been expelled from the Labour Party. Loach says he was kicked out after he refused to “disown” other victims of the Starmer purge. “I am proud to stand with the good friends and comrades victimised by the purge. There is indeed a witch hunt,” Loach said last weekend. “Starmer and his clique will never lead a party of the people. We are many, they are few. Solidarity.”

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