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No to any imperialist or expansionist intervention! The workers and women, the people of Afghanistan can only liberate themselves!

ICOR Resolution, 10 September 2021


The withdrawal of the USA and further foreign troops of NATO states as well as from Australia and New Zealand manifests the disastrous defeat of NATO. For US imperialism this marks the biggest defeat since the Vietnam War. To this day the Afghan people have refused to accept occupation by the imperialists that has lasted for 20 years!

The current tragic and bloody events and situation in Afghanistan, is the outcome of colonial and reactionary policies and practices of social imperialism, imperialism and reaction for last four decades. During Afghanistan national resistance war against invading army in 80s of last century, US-NATO Block had an active involvement in Afghanistan that eventually led to US led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan which continued 20 years.

For decades Afghanistan has been the object of imperialist exploitation – from 1979 on by the social-imperialist Soviet Union, since no later than 2001 by US imperialism and its allies. A pretext for the invasion of Afghanistan specifically was constructed from the terror attacks of 11 September 2001. However, the background is also the country's rich mineral resources and its geopolitical position. The current withdrawal is an expression of a changed strategic orientation of NATO, but also of the fact that the USA and its allies completely misjudged the situation in Afghanistan. Despite US–NATO dismantling direct occupation in Afghanistan, it is not the end of imperialist influence here. This can result in a substantial shift in the balance of forces in the entire region and intensifies the imperialist competition for Afghanistan and the region. China, Russia, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, India – all pursue their own imperialist or regional expansionist interests and want to rope in the Afghan people to serve their purpose.

The ICOR supports and fights for the rejection of any imperialist and expansionist intervention, occupation and exploitation of Afghanistan!

At the same time it is necessary to fight the rule of the fascist Taliban. This Islamist-fundamentalist force, which wants to install a rule based on its reactionary interpretation of the Sharia, was first built up in the 1990s by the USA as a bastion against the liberation movements in the region. Its ideology and practice are deeply antihuman and anti-woman. It is pure hypocrisy when the USA, Germany, France and other imperialist powers now shed crocodile tears because democracy and women's rights are at jeopardy in Afghanistan. They never were of interest to them and were merely a humanitarian façade for their imperialist mission. The ICOR strongly supports the rightful and just struggle of Afghan people including oppressed women, progressive and democratic forces for their social and national freedom. Down with Taliban!

The Afghan people needs international assistance to rebuild the country from the ruins that the US has made it. The ICOR supports the revolutionary and democratic parties and organizations in Afghanistan, which now conduct the struggle for liberation under most difficult conditions. Afghanistan's liberation can only be the work of the Afghan people! Consistently, the U.S. has supported the Taliban, including by releasing hundreds of Taliban from Guantanamo. Also, the Afghan governments under occupation were all reactionary, Islamist, corrupt governments and not at all democratic. Today the revolutionary and other democratic forces must be strengthened and the international solidarity movement developed. We respectfully support all revolutionary, democratic and Marxist-Leninist forces that remain in the country to continue the struggle. However, Afghan democrats also have the right to flee and the imperialist states must admit them instead of making them live under degrading conditions in countries which already have taken in a large number of refugees.


The ICOR principle holds: No liberation struggle in the world must be allowed to stand alone!

Long live international solidarity!

All imperialist troops, get out of other countries!

Let us strengthen the liberation struggle of the Afghan people! Let us support the building of strong revolutionary, antiimperialist and democratic organizations and parties in Afghanistan!

Forward with the anti-imperialist and antifascist united front!

Forward with the building of ICOR!

For democracy, freedom – socialism!


Signatories (as of 15 September 2021, further signatories possible):

  1. PCPCI Parti Communiste Proletarien de Côte d'Ivoire (Proletarian Communist Party of Ivory Coast)

  2. ORC Organisation Révolutionnaire du Congo (Revolutionary Organization of Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo

  3. UPC-Manidem Union des Populations du Cameroun - Manifeste National pour l’Instauration de la Démocratie (Union of Populations of Cameroon - National Manifesto for the Establishment of Democracy)

  4. MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

  5. CPSA (ML) Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

  6. PCT Parti Comuniste du Togo (Communist Party of Togo)

  7. PPDS Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia

  8. MLOA Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan

  9. CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

  10. CPI (ML) Red Star Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star

  11. Ranjbaran Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)

  12. NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

  13. PPRF Patriotic Peoples Republican Front of Nepal

  14. NDMLP New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka

  15. CPA/ML Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)

  16. PR-ByH Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  17. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  18. UC Unité Communiste (Communist United ), France

  19. UPML Union Prolétarienne Marxiste-Léniniste (Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Union), France

  20. BP (NK-T) Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

  21. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  22. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  23. UMLP União Marxista-Leninista Portuguesa (Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Union)

  24. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

  25. TKP-ML Türkiye Komünist Partisi – Marksist-Leninist (Communist Party of Turkey – Marxist-Leninist)

  26. MLKP Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

  27. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

  28. UoC Union of Cypriots, Cyprus

  29. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

  30. OAPCM Organización Apoyante del Partido Comunista de México (Supporting Organization of the Communist Party of Mexico)

  31. PCP (independiente) Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan Communist Party (independent))

  32. PC (ML) Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

  33. PCR-U Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay (Revolutionary Communist Party of Uruguay)

  34. BDP Bloque Democratico Popular (Popular Democratic Bloc), Peru

Subsequent signatories:
NPCH (ML) Nouveau Parti Communiste Haϊtien (Marxiste-Léniniste) (New Communist Party of Haiti (Marxist-Leninist))
Additional Signatories (Non-ICOR):
Trotz Alledem! Deutschland

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