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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:30 AM
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Afghanistan activist Joya tells MN what it happening people in Afghanistan w/ US tax dollars
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Posted on YouTube: April 03, 2011
By YouTube Member: UpTakeVideo
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Posted on DU: April 07, 2011
By DU Member: annm4peace
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** to Hear Malalai might want to move it up a couple of minutes.

Malalai had a standing ovation before she even started. She gave an incredible and detailed speech of what is really happening in Afghanistan and how our tax dollars continue to fund Warlords and Taliban and how the horrific crimes against women and young girls and even babies continue. The US is supporting Warlords who are in Parliament, Gov offices, and in the University teaching.

She also discusses how young girls are committing or attempting suicide by burning themselves with kerosene because of their horrific abused lives.
She also thanks the "freedom loving" and "justice loving" americans who want this to stop.

Please send to your Senators and Reps.

I hope some of you will be able to see her before she goes back to Afghanistan. Her book is simple but very informative and I plan to give it to many people who are teachers.

Afghan Activist Malalai Joya Speaks in Minneapolis
From: UpTakeVideo | Apr 3, 2011

Afghan activist, writer and a former politician, Malalai Joya spoke tonight at St. Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis. She was dismissed from the Afghan parliament for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament. Joya is an outspoken critic of the Karzai administration and its western supporters, particularly the United States. Her suspension from parliament in May 2007 generated protest internationally and appeals for her reinstatement have been signed by high profile writers, intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky, and politicians including Members of Parliament from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. She is called by some "the bravest woman in Afghanistan."



When: Thursday April 7, 1:30 3 pm
Where: Cal State Los Angeles campus, University Student Union LA room, 5154 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Co-Sponsor: Students for Social Justice at CSULA, Earth LA
For more info: email, call 626-676-7884.


When: Thursday April 7 at 7 pm
Where: University of Southern California Campus, Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) Rm 201, 3501 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089. Click here for a campus map.
Co-Sponsor: Political Student Assembly at USC
For more info: email, call 626-676-7884.


When: Friday April 8 from 12 noon 2 pm
Where: University of California Santa Barbara, Multicultural Center Lounge. Click here for a map and directions.
Co-Sponsors: Multicultural Center, Mellichamp Fund Department of Religious Studies at UCSB
For more info: call 805 893 8411.


When: Friday April 8, Doors open 6 pm, event begins 7 pm
Where: Golden West College, Forum I, 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach (Exit at Golden West or Edinger from the 405 Freeway). Click here for a map of the campus. Forum I is in Building 12 in the south end of campus, and the closest parking lot is D.
Co-Sponsors: Peace Mind, and Body Club at GWC
For more info: email, call 626-676-7884.



What: Ending the Afghan War: With Malalai Joya
When: Saturday April 9 from 7-9 pm, 6-7, reception/light refreshments
Where: Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, on the corner of 15th St and Julian (between Mission and Valencia), San Francisco (by the 16th St BART).
Co-Sponsors: Womens International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF/SF)
For more info: Email

What: Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad
When: Sunday April 10, 11 am onwards
Where: Assemble at Dolores Park in San Francisco at 11 am, rally at 12 noon, march at 1:30 pm.
Co-Sponsors: United National Anti-war Committee (UNAC) and hundreds of social justice organizations
For more info: Visit, email, or call 415-49-NO-WAR


What: Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords
When: Wednesday April 13, 4:40 to 6 pm
Where: Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Marys College of Maryland, St. Marys City, MD 20686
Co-Sponsors: Political Science Department; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
For more info: Contact Prof. Sahar Shafqat,, 240-895-4910


What: An evening with Malalai Joya featuring Eve Ensler: Women Facing War in Afghanistan, and the Need for U.S. Solidarity
When: Friday, April 15, 7 to 9 pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave at 34th Street
Co-Sponsors: South Asian Solidarity Initiative, War Resisters League, V Day, and the Center for Place, Culture and Politics
For more info: RSVP on Facebook: or contact .
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tb1988 Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:12 PM
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1. She is incredibly inspiring!!!
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MNmom Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:41 PM
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2. Thanks to Malalai Joya for countering the U.S. propaganda
that the war is helping liberate Afghan women.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:51 PM
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3. And that's exactly.....
...what it is: propaganda. Advanced by the CIA primarily, so that they can continue to drain the U.S. economy with their insane wars of attrition for the benefit of their war machine corporate buddies.


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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:26 PM
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4. She should be on the Sunday news show when in DC
Maybe Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz will have her on when she is in NY.

I hope many go to see her .
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