Malalai Joya, Noam Chomsky Denounce US Occupation of Afghanistan
Malalai Joya spoke with Professor Noam Chomsky to 1200 people at Harvard's Memorial Church Friday night
By David Swanson, War Is A Crime.org, March 27, 2011
March 26 - In two jam-packed appearances this weekend, Afghan feminist leader Malalai Joya reached at least 1500 people with her denunciations of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. She spoke with Professor Noam Chomsky to 1200 people at Harvard's Memorial Church Friday night and to 300 in Jamaica Plain this afternoon. The Harvard event was the largest single Boston area event focused on opposing the Afghanistan war since the war's start almost ten years ago.
In Jamaica Plain, visiting Afghan activist denounces US-led war
Former lawmaker says foreign forces increase violence
By David Abel, The Boston Globe, March 27, 2011
Afghan activist Malalai Joya, after initially being denied a visa to the United States for a three-week speaking tour, appeared in Boston yesterday and denounced the US-led war in Afghanistan, contending that the Obama administration’s surge of forces has led to only “more massacres, more tragedy, more violence.’’
She said she believes US officials banned her because “I exposed what the US government was doing in my country, and how most of the money goes into the pockets of the warlords. I think this is something the people in the White House and the warlords don’t want to hear.’’
Militarism, Mutilation, and Minerals: Understanding the Occupation of Afghanistan
Video documentary featuring Malalai Joya
Film by Iara Lee, Cultures of Resistance, March 27, 2011
By mid-2010, the war in Afghanistan had arguably passed Vietnam as the longest war in the history of the United States. At the war’s outset many U.S. citizens supported the invasion as a means of holding responsible those who orchestrated the attack on the World Trade Center.
Author Malalai Joya Speaks at Busboys and Poets Despite Being Denied a Visa by State Department
Malalai Joya: "...they can never block my voice from reaching the great and peace-loving people in the United States."
Don Allen, Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore, March 25, 2011
Malalai Joya via Skype at Busboys and Poets 3.22.11
Because the United States denied her visa to enter the U.S., Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament, addressd an audience of over 50 for an author event at Busboys and Poets via Skype on Tuesday, March 22. The event was co-hosted by Teaching for Change and the Afghan Women's Mission. Ms. Joya, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, had been scheduled to appear at Busboys and Poets in person as part of her three-week U.S. tour to promote an updated edition of her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords.
U.S. Responds to Broad Public Campaign, Grants Malalai Joya Visa!
The campaign to pressure authorities to grant Ms. Joya the visa was a multi-pronged one.
Afghan Women’s Mission, March 24, 2011
For Immediate Release
A U.S. Embassy today granted acclaimed Afghan human rights activist and former MP Malalai Joya, a visa, a little over a week after she was initially turned down. The outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan was informed at her initial visa interview that because she “lived underground” and was “unemployed” she would not be allowed into the U.S. for an extensive speaking tour, even though she had been granted visas 4 times over the past several years. Due to the visa denial, Joya has already missed all her events in New York and Washington DC and is now on her way to Boston to attempt to finish up the rest of her tour.
Why is the U.S. afraid of Malalai Joya?
Khury Petersen-Smith writes about Malalai Joya and her struggle to speak out.
Khury Petersen-Smith, Socialist Worker, March 24, 2011
WOMEN'S RIGHTS activist and former member of Afghanistan's parliament Malalai Joya is fearless. She has stopped at nothing to raise her voice against the dual enemies of freedom and women's equality in her country: the misogyny of Afghan warlords and the brutal U.S./NATO occupation.
She has been suspended from the Afghan parliament after using her position there to campaign for women's rights. Joya's life is threatened because of her work, and she has survived five assassination attempts.
Afghan activist denied U.S. visa
"She is a truth-teller," said Ralph Lopez, 41, co-founder of the non-profit Afghanistan Peace Plan, at a rally in Harvard Square Wednesday.
UPI, March 24, 2011
BOSTON -- An Afghan activist critical of the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan has been denied a visa to visit the United States for a speaking tour, officials said.
Malalai Joya, 32, had been scheduled to speak at Harvard University and elsewhere as part of a three-week tour to promote her memoir, "A Woman Among Warlords," The Boston Globe reported Thursday.
The rejection of her visa application has sparked anger and protests in the United States.
"She is a truth-teller," said Ralph Lopez, 41, co-founder of the non-profit Afghanistan Peace Plan, at a rally in Harvard Square Wednesday. "That's why the Obama administration doesn't want her to come here."
تقاضای بازنگری صدور ویزه به ملالی جویا
اتحادیۀ آزادی مدنی امریکاییان از جملۀ سه ارگانی است که خواهان بازنگری روی صدور ویزه به این فعال امور زنان افغانستان شده است
قدیر مشرف-واشنگتن، صدای امریکا، ٢٤ مارچ ٢٠١١
ملالی جویا درپی انتقاد شدید در جلسه اولین ولسی جرگه افغانستان با الفاظی تند شماری از اعضای ولسی جرگه را مورد انتقاد قرار دارد.
اتحادیۀ آزادی مدنی امریکاییان، مرکز پِن امریکن و اتحادیۀ استادان پوهنتون های امریکایی بر هیلری کلنتن، وزیر خارجۀ ایالات متحده و جنیت ناپولیتانو، وزیر امور امنیت داخلی ایالات متحده طی نامۀ مشترک تاکید ورزیده اند تا درمورد تصمیم صدور ویزه امریکا به ملالی جویا بازنگری صورت گیرد.
ملالی جویا، عضو سابق پارلمان افغانستان، نویسنده و فعال حقوق بشر است که به علت عدم صدور ویزه به وی از سوی سفارت امریکا در کابل نتوانست سفر سه هفته یی خود را به آن کشور انجام دهد.
US Government Embarrassed by Afghan Woman Again
Malalai Joya supporters think an American book tour by a widely known and highly vocal activist against not only the war, but the U.S. government's handling of the situation in Afghanistan, is the real reason her visa has been denied.
By Shirin Sadeghi, The Huffington Post, March 23, 2011
Malalai Joya was 26 when she became the youngest woman ever elected as a member of parliament in Afghanistan. Today, she is the country's most famous woman -- a political activist who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the United States because she is "unemployed" and "lives underground," according to what she was told by the U.S. embassy officer who stamped the denial.
Her supporters in the United States have announced today as a Call-In Day -- a grassroots effort to flood Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's telephone with calls demanding that Joya be given the visa for which she has applied.
Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.
Why Can't This Afghan Activist Get a U.S. Visa?
Given the fresh controversy, Joya's supporters argue that her visa denial is no accident.
By Jason Motlagh, TIME, March 22, 2011
Prominent Afghan women's rights activist Malalai Joya in Kabul, August 2007 (Tom Stoddart / Getty Images)
It appears that Afghan warlords and religious fundamentalists are not the only ones who don't want Malalai Joya in the public eye. The outspoken women's rights activist and fierce critic of the war in Afghanistan has been denied a travel visa on the eve of a three-week U.S. speaking tour. According to Joya, the reasons given by an embassy officer — that she is "unemployed" and "lives underground" — make no sense, since she's been the target of five assassination attempts that have forced her to live in hiding for several years with a team of armed bodyguards. U.S. officials are fully aware of that fact, she notes, and have never rejected her applications in the past. So why now?
Free Speech Groups Ask Secretaries Clinton And Napolitano To Review Denial Of Visa To Prominent Afghan Human Rights Activist
Joya was denied a visa to visit the United States for a three-week speaking tour relating to the paperback edition of her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords.
The American Civil Liberties Union, March 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and PEN American Center today sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concern over the denial of a visa to Afghan politician, writer and human rights activist Malalai Joya.
Thousands support Malalai Joya's right to travel to the U.S.
There will be a rally on Wednesday at Harvard University, where Joya and Noam Chomsky are due to speak at a forum on 'The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan'
Derrick O'Keefe, Rabble.ca, March 21, 2011
In just a few days, over 2500 people have signed an online petition to protest the denial of a U.S. travel visa to Afghan women's rights activist and author Malalai Joya, who was to make a three-week U.S. tour to promote the updated edition of A Woman Among Warlords.
On Sunday, Joya addressed the closing plenary of the Left Forum in New York City via Skype, opening her remarks by saying, "Now the U.S. government tries to stop me from entering, but they can never block my voice from reaching the great and peace-loving people in the United States."
ایالات متحده امریکا از صدور ویزا برای ملالی جویا، نویسنده و فعال حقوق زنان افغانستان خودداری کرد
کتاب خاطرات جویا به دوازده زبان دنیا ترجمه شده است و او گردش های گسترده ای برای معرفی کتاب خود داشته
زنان و قوانین در جوامع مسلمان، ۲۰ مارچ ۲۰۱۱
ماموریت زنان افغان: ایالات متحده امریکا از صدور ویزا برای ملالی جویا از فعالان سرشناس حقوق زنان افغان و نماینده سابق مجلس افغانستان خودداری کرد.
ملالی جویا که در فهرست صد نفره مجله تایم به عنوان تاثیرگذارترین افراد در سال ۲۰۱۰ معرفی شده است قصد داشت سفری سه هفته ای در امریکا برای معرفی کتاب خود با نام “زنی در میان جنگ سالاران” که خاطرات اوست، آغاز کند.
Afghan women’s rights hero is latest victim of ideological exclusion
I understand why Afghan rulers – both Taliban and Karzai government leaders -- are afraid of Malalai Joya
Carol Rose, The Boston Globe Blog, March 20, 2011
Malalai Joya is a 32-year-old Afghan woman named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Foreign Policy Magazine listed her on its annual list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, and last week The Guardian listed her among the "Top 100 women: activists and campaigners" in the world.
So why is the U.S. State Department refusing to let Ms. Joya visit our country?
US Blocks Visit from Malalai Joya
Her calls for NATO troops to withdraw from Afghanistan have made 32-year-old Ms Joya a controversial figure outside her country
Glyn Strong, UK Progressive Magazine, March 19, 2011
Malalai Joya at London’s Frontline Club with Sue Turton in 2008 (Photo by Glyn Strong)
Just nine days after International Women’s Day internationally acclaimed Afghan human rights activist Malalai Joya has been refused entry to the United States – allegedly because she is ‘unemployed and living underground’.
Joya – an author, former member of the Afghan parliament and one of TIME magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in the world in 2010’ – was due to begin a three week book tour to promote an updated version of her memoir ‘A Woman Among Warlords’ on 20th March.
- دولت امریکا از دادن ویزه به ملالی جویا ابا ورزید
- US Government Denies Entry Visa to Afghan Women’s Rights Activist and Author Malalai Joya
- Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
- Malalai Joya among "Top 100 women: activists and campaigners"
- Malalai Joya Spring Tour 2011 to the USA
- The Afghan War is Brutal, Expensive, Unpopular, and Ineffective – So Why Are We Spending Billions on It?
- WISA Launch Dinner With Malalai Joya
- کتاب «ملالی جویا، اسطورهی شجاعت روزگار ما» منتشر شد
- ملالی جویا در فهرست «١٠٠ اندیشمند برتر سال ٢٠١٠» مجله «فارن پالیسی» قرار گرفت
- Malalai Joya listed in “The 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2010” by Foreign Policy Magazine
- Malalai Joya: Speaking for a crippled nation
- Malalai Joya: ‘Stop playing with the destiny of Afghan people’
- “End this disgusting war”: an interview with Malalai Joya
- Extended interview of Malalai Joya with SBS
- A defiant woman won’t be silenced by the warlords or fundamentalists
- Malalai Joya, rebel of Afghanistan
- Malalai Joya - Afghanistan Today
- Malalai Joya on Mornings with Margaret Throsby
- Malalai Joya: ‘No nation can liberate another’ part 1
- Malalai Joya: ‘No nation can liberate another’ part 2
- Malalai Joya interview: Occupation making Afghan lives worse
- Afghan women continue to suffer despite the West
- اشاره به چند نکته از جوابیه آقای امان معاشر
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- Afghan activist sees U.S./NATO as terrorists and Obama as a “second Bush”
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