Joya says Afghanistan's democracy is a big lie and America's involvement is making things worse.

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, 11/11/2009

Malalai Joya was the youngest person ever elected to Afghanistan's parliament. She was later suspended for calling out the war criminals serving with her. Joya says Afghanistan's democracy is a big lie and America's involvement is making things worse. Also, Vaughn Palmer joins us with the latest news from Canada.

Malalai Joya's newest book A Woman Among Warlords

RELATED EVENT

Malalai Joya speaks today (Wednesday) from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. For more information call 253.535.7519. She is also speaking tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Free, donations accepted to benefit the Afghan Women's Mission.

GUEST(S)

Malalai Joya was born in Afghanistan in 1978, but grew up in exile because her father fought against the Soviet invasion. When the Taliban came to power in 1998, Joya returned to Afghanistan where she worked as a social worker. In 2005, she became the youngest person ever elected to the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's National Assembly. Joya was then suspended in 2007 for her outspoken remarks against other members. Her new book is "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice."