October 7, 2018 – Kabul: A number of Hambastagi members and supporters gathered in Kabul city to condemn the 17th year of Afghanistan’s occupation by US and Nato countries. Protestors chanted slogans against the occupiers and their lackeys and has raised the pictures of civilian casualties of US attacks. They had placards in their hand with some text in Farsi, Pashto and English: “The US Government is biggest terrorist in the world!” “We can only achieve democracy and prosperity by expelling occupiers and their lackeys!” “Privatization of War in Afghanistan = Kill More to Earn More!” “The Privatization of Afghan War Results in More Insecurity and Killing!”
Then some parts of Hambastagi statement was read by a member of the party:
“This year marks the seventeenth year of the Afghan people’s captivity under the US and NATO’s occupation, and their local lackeys’ rule. It is now clear for all Afghans, except those whose eyes and conscience have been blinded with money and power, that the US’s military invasion has pushed our people deeper into the quagmire of war, bloodshed, corruption and misfortune, and has turned our country into a dangerous battlefield of imperialist rivalries. The US occupiers and its allies attacked our tormented land under the beautiful slogans of ‘democracy’, ‘war against terrorism’, ‘women’s rights’ and ‘reconstruction’, but it was clear from the very beginning that they were victimizing our war-ridden nation with their dark plans yet again, for their own strategic and economic interests.
Until Afghanistan is under US government’s military, economic and political occupation, the funding and arming of barbarous groups like the Taliban, ISIS, warlords, and other mercenaries will continue, not just by the US, but also by its regional rivals. This will naturally escalate war and terrorism, not just in our country but in neighboring countries and the whole region. Cutting off the bloody hands of Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other infamous governments can only be done with an organized struggle for independence.
With consciousness and mobilization, we must become an unrelenting force against religious and non-religious reactionary lackeys, and their occupier masters! Only an independence-seeking and democratic force which has the backing of the masses, can free Afghanistan from the current hellfire.”
At the end, a street theater was performed by some children which depicted the bad condition of children under occupation an especially Afghanistan.