On August 15th of last year (2021), after the occupation of the geographical region of Afghanistan by the Taliban, we emphasized the necessity of the withdrawal of our comrades from this region, which is why we requested financial support from the international comrades. This request brought solidarity and help to our comrades in different parts of the world. Within a few days, the economic need for the departure of several anarchist comrades from Afghanistan at risk of arrest was resolved.

We also used the funds received by our comrades to help several refugees from Afghanistan and other expenses we needed to omit due to security reasons. Some of these comrades have resettled in France, Japan, and America. However, some of them still live in limbo behind the borders of Pakistan and Iran, cannot leave, and have faced the risk of identification. With the importance of the presence of these comrades in the body of the anarchist movement and the emphasis on their physical and mental health, we decided to once again ask for help and cooperation from the global community.

In Iran, the feminist uprising, which started on September 16th, 2022, has entered a new and more radical phase. This is no longer a series of protests but a revolution, a feminist revolution. Although we cannot discuss the specific plans for Iran, given the circumstances, we cannot overlook the possibility and necessity of this funding utilized there.

As explained, this fundraiser is for our fellow members of the Anarchists union of Afghanistan and Iran.

As always, we appreciate the solidarity of all our comrades and adhere to the global anarchist struggle.

We are extremely thankful for the overwhelming solidarity and support we received. The fund has passed our goal to get our comrades safely out of the country. More funding will not be conducive to this effort, and more projects will adversely affect it.

Other anarchist mutual aid projects are forming to help Afghan refugees and immigrants. We hope comrades consider donating to these projects or form their own mutual aid project directly.

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Afghan anarchists need to leave Afghanistan urgently!

The Taliban are now on the verge of establishing their own government in Afghanistan. The powerful countries of the world did not prevent or hinder this Taliban project. Unfortunately, the people of Afghanistan have once again fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and any imaginable atrocities can occur.

Eyewitnesses in various cities in Afghanistan that have fallen to the Taliban have said that the Taliban are trying to identify critics and oppositions to their political and religious beliefs. They either assassinate writers, poets, journalists, and other social activists or take them to unknown locations.

Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan, with religious reactionary ideas and their history of bloodshed, and the imposition of another theocratic government on the people of the region is counter to the people’s struggles for freedom in Afghanistan.

People took up arms to defend themselves against the Taliban and prevent a nightmare like a fundamentalist Islamic state. Still, each time they faced defeat and betrayal of the Afghan government. Their struggle was constantly suppressed and appropriated by governments and short-sighted political parties. Until the latest news, the Taliban have entered Kabul and want to take over Afghanistan.

In the first place, such a government would deal with intellectuals and the younger generation who don’t share the Taliban’s reactionary views. We fear that our comrades and other Afghan freedom fighters will be slaughtered in front of our eyes, as happened at the beginning of the Islamic regime in Iran. The world watched with open eyes the killing of the oppositions of the Islamic Republic.

The Taliban have claimed that Iran and Russia have agreed to an Islamic state in Afghanistan. Iran hosted high-ranking Taliban delegations on July 7, and the Taliban captured several border crossings between Iran and Afghanistan on July 9 without any clashes with Iranian forces. Despite the current crisis, the host countries of the Afghan refugees have not even stopped the deportation process. Germany alone returned 27 Afghan refugees to Afghanistan on Wednesday (July 7th). World governments seem determined to let the Afghan people suffer under Taliban rule or be slaves to their own imperialist and capitalist goals. So there is no doubt that when the Taliban come to power, they will arrest and execute many activists in the society.

Anarchism in Afghanistan is young, and our forces are small. Yet, we are pursuing different avenues to resist the Taliban’s advance because there is a small revolutionary capacity for a free, autonomous, and democratic society in Afghanistan that must be defended. Unfortunately, global and inhumane plans were predetermined so precisely to block any effective activity.

Some of our Anarchist comrades in Afghanistan even prepared for illegal immigration, but they still hit roadblocks and could not escape the crisis. Now that everything is over and the Taliban are exactly on the verge of taking power, the danger to the lives of the anarchists has reached its peak.

Now, our and their latest efforts must coordinate a path for them to leave. This is possible either through financial cooperation so that they can enter neighboring countries either legally or by smuggling them across borders, or through our formal or informal international relations to get them asylum in safe countries, if possible.

Anarchist comrades outside Afghanistan can also send immigration invitations to our comrades, provided the embassies in question continue to operate before the Taliban can fully establish their government and establish their own security and intelligence agencies.

Another point is that as a result of more than 40 years of war in Afghanistan, and especially the recent Taliban war, many people need financial help because they have either been internally displaced or have lost their jobs due to the war and turmoil situation; Financial help in this regard would be necessary and effective.