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Malalai Joya Needs Help

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May 23rd, 2007

In a follow-up to my earlier blog posting about Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya, here is … *** An Urgent Message from the Defense Committee for Malalai Joya ***

In the past few weeks, after Malalai Joya’s return from a successful international tour and interview with a local TV station in Kabul, the warlords and criminals […]

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Malalai Joya is Suspended from Parliament

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May 21st, 2007

Twenty eight year old intrepid Afghan MP, Malalai Joya, has just been suspended from Parliament for comparing warlords in power to donkeys. Joya is the youngest and most outspoken member of Parliament and has survived 4 assassination attempts for denouncing warlords, many of whom were funded at various times by the US government in the […]

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The Promise of Liberation – The Delivery of Oppression

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March 12th, 2007

I was recently invited to be a speaker at UCLA’s Social Justice Speaker Series, organized by students. Since the talk was just days before International Women’s Day, my topic was focused on women’s liberation struggles, illustrated with examples from Afghanistan. I also addressed the importance of women’s voices in the media to further women’s liberation […]

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Lone Female Afghan Parliamentarian Challenges Warlords

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May 18th, 2006

Malalai Joya, the brave 28 year old member of Afghanistan’s parliament is once again making waves. On May 5th, 2006, during a Parliamentary session, one member of Parliament who is a prominent local warlord complained about recent criticism of the mujahedin, the “holy warriors” who had been financed and armed by the US in the […]

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On-going Afghan Women’s Oppression

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April 18th, 2006

Recently there was a lot of hue and cry about Abdul Rahman, an Afghan man who had converted to Christianity and was facing the death penalty for the crime of apostasy. The US media seemed to suddenly discover that Afghanistan’s new government was behaving much like the old government under the Taliban.
Blow by blow […]

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