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Malalai Joya

By Joe Donahue, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Oct 9, 2013

Malalai Joya in USA

Malalai Joya was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2010. An extraordinary young woman raised in the refugee camps of Iran and Pakistan, Joya became a teacher in secret girls’ schools, hiding her books under her burqa so the Taliban couldn’t find them.

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Afghanistan's Warlords Cannot Silence Malalai Joya

vice, Oct 8, 2013

Malalai Joya

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan. The ongoing war, the longest in American history, has fallen from the forefront of the American public’s consciousness. The US has turned its focus from the initial fronts in the war on terror—Afghanistan and subsequently Iraq—to fresh battlefields in Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Syria. But for Afghans, whose country remains divided between Taliban commandos and a government comprised largely of former warlords supported by US and NATO, violence remains an everyday reality.

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Malalai Joya speaks about women, violence in Afghanistan

THE TUFTS DALLY, Oct 8, 2013

Malalai Joya in United states Kyra Sturgill / The Tufts Daily

Malalai Joya, Afghan activist and former member of the Afghan National Assembly, gave a presentation entitled “Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention in My Country” in Barnum Hall yesterday.

The event was part of an ongoing lecture tour called “A Woman Among Warlords,” co-sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition and the Afghan Women’s Mission. Joya will spend the month of October delivering this presentation in ten cities nationwide in recognition of the 12th anniversary of the United States’ invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

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A New Documentary Film on Malalai Joya

indiegogo, Oct 4, 2013

We need your support to finish a documentary feature film titled A Woman Among Warlords.

The Film

This is the project of a documentary film on Afghanistan. It seeks to promote unity of Afghans and the world at large for social change towards democracy, social justice and human rights. For this intent, the film centers on Afghan human rights activist Malalai Joya.

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Report on Malalai Joya's October 4 Talk

Marilyn Vogt-Downey, Oct 4, 2013

Malalai Joya in Los New York

The people of Afghanistan do not ask that the US government do anything for them except get out of their country. The twelve years of military attacks and occupation have caused Afghanistan to become a country of widows and orphans without homes, education or community services. The US occupation only strengthens the control of the war lords and the mafia government of drug lords and war criminals and the Taliban. This is the message of Malalai Joya brought to an audience at the Community Church in Manhattan on Friday evening October 4. The Taliban was a creation of the US government during the Soviet occupation whose clutches on Afghanistan society now are only strengthened by the presence of the US military forces. See here for example.

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"Imperialism & Fundamentalism Have Joined Hands": Malalai Joya on 12 Years of U.S.-Led Afghan War

DEMOCRACY NOW!, Oct. 3, 2013

Ahead of next weeks 12th anniversary of what has become the longest war in U.S. history, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States is seeking to sign an accord to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for the indefinite future. The United States plans to pull out the bulk of its 57,000 troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but the Pentagon wants to retain a smaller force of around 10,000 forces after 2014. We are joined by Afghan activist and former member of Parliament, Malalai Joya, author of the book, "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice." A survivor of numerous attempts on her life, Time magazine has named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. "We need the support of justice-loving people of the U.S. to join their hands with us," Joya says. "Unfortunately, we see that today imperialism and fundamentalism have joined hands."


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Malalai Joya Is A Very Courageous & Brave Woman

thomhartmann.com, Oct 3, 2013

Malalai Joya in New York

Here is a woman who showed such courage in the face of a male dominated fundamentalist society, that every American should learn from her what it means to speak truth to power. Malalai Joya, stood up to the Taliban and the warlords of Afghanistan, and spoke her mind, (it seems the American people have lost their tongue to do the same toward the government).

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Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords, Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-intervention in my Country

Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords, Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-intervention in my Country.

United National Antiwar Coalition, Sep.15, 2013

On the 12th anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, UNAC, in conjunction with the Afghan Women's Mission is sponsoring a national tour of former Afghanistan legislator, women’s rights and antiwar leader, Malalai Joya in October. Please see the Schedule below. For more information on the itinerary in each city, please contact the local organizer for the city listed below or email UNAC's Malalai Joya National Tour Coordinator, Jeff Mackler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Malalai Joya in the First Middle East Women’s Conference in Turkey

Defense Committee for Malalai Joya، June 30, 2013

Malalai Joya speaking in the conference

From May 31 to June 4, 2013, Malalai Joya attended the First Middle East Women’s Conference organized by DÖKH, a Kurdish women’s movement.

The conference was held in Diyarbakir, one of the Kurdish-dominant provinces of Turkey with the participation of 450 representatives from women institutions in 26 countries and dedicated to the memory of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan, Leyla Şaylemez, who were brutally murdered in Paris.

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سخنرانی ملالی جویا در سومین کنفرانس احزاب مترقی پاکستان و افغانستان در کابل

کمیته دفاع از ملالی جویا، ١٠سرطان ١٣٩٢ – ١ جولای ٢٠١٣

Malalai Joya speaking in the conference

به تاریخ ٢٣ و ٢٤ جون ٢٠١٣ سومین کنفرانس مشترک احزاب مترقی پاکستان و افغانستان تحت عنوان «بنیادگرایی و تروریزم تهدید عمده در راه پیشرفت زنان» در کابل برگزار شد. درین کنفرانس بین‌المللی که به میزبانی «حزب همبستگی افغانستان» راه اندازی شده بود ٤٥ تن از نمایندگان احزاب، سازمان ها، نهادهای اجتماعی، فعالان حقوق زن و نیز شخصیت‌های عدالتخواه دو کشور اشتراک ورزیده بودند که ملالی جویا نیز یکی از سخنرانان کلیدی آن بود.

متن کامل سخنرانی ملالی درین کنفرانس:

قبل از همه از دوستان «حزب همبستگی افغانستان» تشکر می کنم که به من نیز فرصت دادند تا در کنفرانس مهم امروز پیرامون موانعی‌ که تروریزم بنیادگرایی در برابر پیشرفت زنان ایجاد کرده اند و بخصوص تجارب خودم درین ارتباط گفته هایی با شما داشته باشم.

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شرکت ملالی جویا در کنفرانس زنان شرق میانه در ترکیه

کمیته دفاع از ملالی جویا، سرطان ١٣٩٢-٣٠جون٢٠١٣

Malalai Joya speaking in the conference

ملالی جویا از تاریخ ۳۱ می الی ۴ جون ۲۰۱۳ در گردهمایی زنان شرق میانه که توسط جنبش زنان دموكراتیك كرد موسوم به «دوخ» دایر گردیده بود، شرکت جست.

كنفرانس در دیاربکر از ایالات کردنشین ترکیه، با شرکت ۴۵۰ نماینده از نهادهای زنان در ۲۶ کشور و با یادبود سكینه جانسز، فیدان دوغان و لیلی شایلمز سه زن مبارز کرد که چندی قبل در پاریس ترور شدند برگزار گردیده بود.

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ملالی جویا در برنامه «به عبارت دیگر» تلویزیون فارسی بی.بی.سی

تلویزیون بی بی سی فارسی، ٢٠ حمل ١٣٩٢ ـ ٩ اپریل ٢٠١٣

این برنامه در طول هفته پنج بار از تلویزیون فارسی بی.بی.سی. بازپخش خواهد شد


Joya addressing Nowruz Festival in South of Afghanistan

March 21, 2013: Malalai Joya addressed a big festival in Khewa district of Nengrahar province in South of Afghanistan. Around 5000 people gathered in this event to celebrate Afghanistan’s New Year (1392), while it was termed “un-Islamic” and “banned” by fundamentalist groups.

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Malalai Joya: I am Bradley Manning!

Bradley Manning Support Network, March 24, 2013

I am Bradley Manning

I am Malalai Joya, women’s rights and anti-war activist from Afghanistan. I strongly support Bradley Manning, who, by exposing the crimes and wrong-doings of the US government, informed the world about the brutalities and inhuman acts of US army in my country which is suffering under US/NATO occupation and my people are being tortured and killed under a fake banner of “war on terror”. I am inspired by Manning and other great anti-war soldiers, who represent the shining face of America.

In a just society, brave people like Manning should be celebrated while those sitting in the White House, Pentagon and Wall Street should be punished for their war-mongering policies and killing of innocent people around the world for their sinister personal gains.

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'The Afghan People Are Fed Up': An Interview with Malalai Joya

For the U.S. government, the wellbeing of the Afghan people has no value at all.

Elsa Rassbach, Common Dreams, January 10, 2013

Joya speaking in anti-war conference

Malalai Joya, 34, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords. She was at that time serving as an elected delegate to the Loya Jirga that was convened to ratify the Constitution of Afghanistan; in 2005 she became one of 68 women elected to the 249-seat National Assembly, or Wolesi Jirga, and was the youngest member of the Afghan parliament.

In 2007 she again spoke out against former warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament and was thereupon suspended from the parliament. Since then she has survived many assassination attempts. She travels in Afghanistan with armed guards and has worked tirelessly on behalf of Afghan women and to end the occupation of her country.

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