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We Had One Enemy; Now We Have Three—A Conversation With Malalai Joya of Afghanistan

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

Mary Beaudoin: On the 12th Anniversary of the U.S. war on Afghanistan

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

Video> Malalai Joya’s message on the 10th anniversary of the Afghan War

[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 Masks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya

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

Malalai Joya, the full text of her talk April 1, 2011

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

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