US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering. By Dani McClain, THE Nation Nov.13, 2013 Defense Committee for Malalai Joya In 2003, Malalai Joya was the 25-year-old director of a clinic and orphanage in Afghanistan’s Farah province. She was not a scheduled speaker at a national convention More
US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering. Dani McClain November 13, 2013 | This article appeared in the December 2, 2013 edition of The Nation. In 2003, Malalai Joya was the 25-year-old director of a clinic and orphanage in Afghanistan’s Farah province. She was not a More
"Joya had refused to remain silent in Parliament, and now, out of office, with her life more in danger than ever, she continues to speak for her people. In 2009, at the insistence of her supporters, she published her memoir, “A Woman Among Warlords,” where she laid out in clear terms her twofold struggle against More
According to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, all the years of the American wars on Afghanistan and Iraq will end up costing $6 Trillion ($2 trillion of that has been borrowed from foreign investors); this amount is the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household per year. By Mary Beaudoin October 5, 2013 This speech was More
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYMvnxKbhwk&w=420&h=315] Malalai Joya spoke last April for WAMM. The video of her talk as well as the full text are posted on WAMMToday.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8aSBeiF1bU&w=560&h=315] Defence Committee for Malalai Joya:http://www.malalaijoya.com/ Former Afghan MP, Human Rights Activist and Author Malalai Joya's Message on the Tenth Anniversary of the War and Occupation of Afghanistan Copyright © 2011 Malalai Joya - all rights reserved. Posted for her Canadian supporters. WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from More
Tearing Off the Maks of Those Who Hide behind Women's Skirts: Malalai Joya by Mary Beaudoin From the May issue of the WAMM Newsletter. Used with permission. From the sky, Occupation forces are bombing, killing civilians—mostly women and children. On the ground, Taliban and warlords together continue their fascism. If the U.S. and NATO left my More
The “bravest woman in Afghanistan,” Malalai Joya St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis on April 1, 2011. Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness Full text of the talk by Malalai Joya. Transcription by Mary Beaudoin This transcription is literal. You will find that the language is therefore not smooth English, but nonetheless understandable. Special thanks More