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(en) Colectivo anarcofeminista Grupo Moiras: The Taliban and the war on women (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 3 Sep 2021 10:05:09 +0300


The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has brought the situation of women in patriarchal totalitarian regimes to the forefront of today. The West, creator and exporter of monsters, which has a rare ability to make others suffer the consequences of its predatory policies, now sympathizes with the fate of Afghan women. The racists blame the problem on that religion of the devil, Islam, forgetting the fanatic character that all patriarchal religions can acquire when it suits the ruling elites. They also close their eyes to the fact that Islamic fundamentalism is a relatively recent phenomenon, fueled at the time by the opposing blocs in the Cold War,
The justifications that twenty years ago served from the West for the war with the country, that of ending Islamist terrorism and establishing a democracy ending the Taliban regime, have today been forgotten. Having gained control over natural resources, the Taliban no longer bother the West. Twenty years of military occupation, so many lives lost and so much money that the states have been taking from citizens to maintain the arms and energy business and raw materials, they have only served for that, to safeguard geostrathetic interests in the area, and to bring the monstrosity of the Taliban regime back to power. Because dictatorships are the natural allies of the imperialist powers, who do not want the self-determination of the peoples at all. Because they know that self-determination is self-management. The workers of the countries that consume resources and raw materials in the zones that are currently in conflict are the ones who must take the initiative to create an alternative to this global system of extremely economically dependent networks. They are also involved in the manufacture of weapons that are later used in those wars. Regardless of the internationalist support for the libertarian resistance in those countries, we must be aware that the attack comes from the center of the system, that monsters such as the Taliban are created from here, in order to feed an inhuman way of life and unsustainable, which is turning against ourselves. they are the ones who must take the initiative to create an alternative to this global system of extremely economically dependent networks. They are also involved in the manufacture of weapons that are then used in those wars. Regardless of the internationalist support for the libertarian resistance in those countries, we must be aware that the attack comes from the center of the system, that monsters like the Taliban are created from here, in order to feed an inhuman and inhuman way of life. unsustainable, which is turning against ourselves. they are the ones who must take the initiative to create an alternative to this global system of extremely economically dependent networks. They are also involved in the manufacture of weapons that are then used in those wars. Regardless of the internationalist support for the libertarian resistance in those countries, we must be aware that the attack comes from the center of the system, that monsters such as the Taliban are created from here, in order to feed an inhuman way of life and unsustainable, which is turning against ourselves.

Now more than ever, the labor movement faces the challenge of integrating the struggles and responding with maximum effectiveness to the challenge launched by global capitalism. While patriotism and nationalism are appealed to to justify dictatorships or neocolonial wars for oil, the increase in natural disasters associated with global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels is putting us before a scenario of extinction. The COVID epidemic itself is surely not alien to the destruction of ecosystems, and no one, not even the wealthiest, is spared the attack of cancer, a disease closely linked to environmental pollution and which, due to its severity, is already the second cause of death in the world.

Although the information comes to us fragmented every day, it is not difficult to put the puzzle in order. Capitalism, fascism, ecocide, feminicide ... are closely connected phenomena, facets of the same system of global exploitation-domination. As capitalism advances it needs less of the democratic disguise, hierarchies reappear in all their crudeness and even in worse form. The situation of women in Afghanistan illuminates the central place that patriarchy has in regimes of oppression, at a time when the depletion of natural resources exacerbates ecocide, neo-imperialism, racism, patriarchy ..., everything that is synonymous with maximum oppression and we call fascism. These phenomena, which are accompanied by femicide, are occurring in Afghanistan with the Taliban, but also in territories where capitalist predation is more stark, such as Congo or Ciudad Juárez, in Mexico. 1

They also impact here, in the West, in the center of the system, where we are witnessing the decomposition of parliamentary democracies and the advance of populist fascists, and a wave of anti-feminism and violence against women unimaginable for feminism that was institutionalized and thought that everything was already achieved.

In Afghanistan, women are the bargaining chip with which the mercenary is paid. Young Afghans who grow up in an occupied country, without a future and with their cultural dignity trampled on, are enlisted in the forces of the extreme right with the promise that they do not need to fight against the tyrant: each and every one of them can be, at their own discretion. once, tyrants.

Capitalism, at this extreme moment in its history, turns to the bodies and lives of women so that they are the ones who pay the price for the hatred and frustration of a generation of young people without a future. It is in the grotesque face of the Taliban that we clearly see the capacity for corruption that the capitalist, patriarchal and fascist ideology has. The revolution will be feminist and libertarian or it will not be.

Moiras Group

1 - See Segato, Rita. 'The war against women'. Ed. Traffickers of Dreams, Madrid, 2016.

https://grupomoiras.noblogs.org/post/2021/08/18/los-talibanes-y-la-guerra-contra-las-mujeres/
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