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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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ملالی جویا علیه یک دهه جنگ،‌ اشغال و تبلیغات برمی‌خیزد

ملالی جویا علیه یک دهه جنگ،‌ اشغال و تبلیغات برمی‌خیزد

منبع: حزب همبستگی افغانستان، ۲۵جدی ۱۳۹۱
نویسنده: جون کیولی | مترجم: شبیر احمد

ملالی جویا

ملالی جویا برای امریکا، ناتو و رهبران افغان یک پیام ساده دارد: بیرون شوید.

او به امریکا و دیگر کشورهای غربی می‌گوید که از کشورش «بیرون شوند». و او به جنگسالاران، طالبان و بنیادگرایانی که دولت بر سر اقتدار را گردانندگی می‌کنند می‌گوید که از سر راه یک آینده صلح آمیز و شکوفا برای افغانهای عام کنار روند.

درحالیکه رییس جمهور حامد کرزی آماده می‌شود که با باراک اوباما ملاقات نماید و با نزدیک شدن ٢٠١٤ گمانه زنی ها در باره نقش آینده امریکا روبه روشن شدن است، یکی از حامیان پیشتاز صلح در افغانستان به باشندگان امریکا -آنانی که بیزاری شان از جنگ رو به افزایش است- پیامی دارد که ندرتا به گوش می‌رسد: افغانها خود در میان یک قدرت اشغالگر و دولت فاسد گیر افتاده اند، از جنگ، کشتار و نابودی حقوق و آرزوهایشان به جان آمده اند.

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The courage to say no to misogyny

Statement on the attack against 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai

Rabble.ca, October 13, 2012

Malalai Yousufzai

Malala Yousafzai remains in hospital after being shot in the head by members of a faction of the Taliban in Pakistan. Only 14, Yousafzai received international notoriety soon after her "Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl" was published by the BBC in 2009.

Owais Tohid, writing for the Christian Science Monitor, reported that young Malala was motivated by another women's rights activist with the same namesake:

"The first time I met Malala, a couple of years ago, I asked her what her name signified. She answered: 'Probably, a hero like the Afghan heroine Malalai [of Maiwand] or Malalai Joya. I want to be a social activist and an honest politician like her,' she said, smiling. Ms. Joya, a 30-something activist, politician, and writer who was bitterly critical of both the Taliban and the Karzai regime, was at one point dubbed the bravest woman of Afghanistan."

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Malalai Joya's Message of Solidarity to SIPC2012

I wished to raise my voice together with you against war-mongering and for peace.

Swan Island Peace Convergence 2012, September 16, 2012.

Malalai Joya

I wished to raise my voice together with you against war-mongering and for peace. The black clouds of war are overshadowing our earth. The US, depending upon the dirtiest fundamentalists forces such as Al-Qaeda and its likes have pushed Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan into disaster and deviated the uprisings against fundamentalism and dictatorship by handing the leadership to their fundamentalist lackeys; and are now in the process of destroying Syria too. On these bases, struggling against US interference in other countries for whatever excuses, is an indispensable duty of every justice-seeking and freedom-loving individual because with US meddling, the people confront two enemies: the killing machine of the US and its fundamentalist allies, two full catastrophes.

US makes false claims of withdrawing by 2014 but their military and intelligence bases will remain so they can suppress every freedom-loving and independent-seeking movement and I believe that no country is independent with US bases on their grounds.

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A Woman Among Warlords: project of a documentary film on Afghanistan

"A Woman Among Warlords" is a sponsored project of "From the Heart Productions".

Rodrigo Guim, Indiegogo, August 12, 2012

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 will center on Afghan human rights activist Malalai Joya.

This film is based on the book A Woman Among Warlords, written by Malalai Joya. It presents the story of Malalai from her childhood until today. Her story is both extraordinary and ordinary. Extraordinary because she embodies resistance to oppression since she was young. Ordinary because her story is emblematic of the story of Afghan women of resistance. The focus is on how her life is shaped by her struggles against misogyny, fundamentalism, political oppression and war. Malalai was a war refugee, then she was an underground woman teacher for girls in the Taliban period, later she started a woman's clinic and orphanage and later still got elected to the Afghan parliament. She was suspended by the fundamentalists in power when she spoke in parliament. Hers is a life of struggle amid oppression. Today Malalai is an internationally-acclaimed activist for social justice and human rights struggling for peace and for real democracy in Afghanistan.

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“The Afghan parliament is a drama”

Malalai Joya is an Afghan activist

By Zia Ur Rehman, The News International, July 15, 2012

Joya’s interview in Kabul

Malalai Joya is an Afghan activist, writer and an outspoken critic of the Afghan warlords, the Karzai government and the US role in her country. In 2003, Joya became famous by speaking out publicly, as an elected delegate to the Constitutional Loya Jirga, against the domination of warlords. In September 2005, she became a member of the parliament (Wolesi Jirga) when she received the second highest number of votes in her home province Farah.

However, she was suspended on May 21, 2007, for continuing to criticise the warlords and drug barons for destroying her country. Joya wears a burqa to disguise her identity after surviving six assassination attempts and lives in different safe-houses.

In 2010, Time magazine called her one of the world’s 100 most influential people, Foreign Policy magazine listed her among its Top Global Thinkers and BBC termed her ‘the bravest woman of Afghanistan’.

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