[act-ma] A Woman Among Warlords: Malala Joya, female member of Afghan Parliament at Northeast Socialist Conference

a eneh eladirb at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 5 12:41:45 PDT 2009



****Special Friday Night Event added to Crisis and Resistance: Northeast Socialist Conference** **

A Woman Among Warlords:  Eyewitness to Empire 
Featuring Malalai Joya, a female Member of the Afghan Parliament and courageous voice against women's oppression and US occupation.

Malalai Joya rose to fame in December 2003 when, as an elected delegate to the Constitutional Loya Jirga, she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords. Since then she has survived four assassination attempts, and travels in Afghanistan under a burqa and with armed guards.  Her newly published book, A Woman Among Warlords, has been widely praised; Noam Chomsky has written that it "leaves us with hope that the tormented people of Afghanistan can take their fate into their own hands if they are released from the grip of foreign powers".

See video of Joya calling for US troops out of Afghanistan here:  http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=f36SwISfOtE

There will be a book signing following the event.

Please note that this event will take place as part of the Northeast Socialist Conference happening October 23-25 at Columbia University.  This event will be Friday, October 23rd at 8pm.  Note that the registration and location for this meeting is different from the main weekend registration:
Columbia University
International Affairs Building – Altschul Auditorium (417)
entrance at 117th Street and Amsterdam 

Online registration and a full list of workshops and speakers are now available at www.northeastsocial istconference. net 

Information on the Northeast Socialist Conference:

Join Anthony Arnove, Paul D'Amato, Sam Farber, Laura Flanders, Arun Gupta, Frances Fox-Piven, Robert Gangi, Lawrence Hayes, Marvin Holland, Brian Jones, Miguel Luna, Alan Maass, Fred Magdoff, Mahmood Mamdani, Manning Marable, Scott McLemee, Paul LeBlanc, Jeffrey Perry, John Riddell, Jen Roesch, Heather Rogers, Jeremy Scahill, Michael Schwartz, Helen Scott, Ahmed Shawki, Liliana Segura, Ashley Smith, Dave Zirin and dozens more speakers and hundreds more participants at...

Crisis and Resistance: Building a Socialist Alternative
Northeast Socialist Conference
October 23-25, 2009
New York City
Columbia University
(see below for full location, schedule and registration information)
www.northeastsocial istconference. net

Capitalism isn't working.  Socialism is the alternative: a world based on human need rather than profit and controlled by the vast majority rather than a tiny rich minority.  But to win this world, we need struggle and action by our side.  Every year hundreds of activists and socialists gather at the Northeast Socialist Conference to debate and discuss the struggles before us as well as an analysis of the urgent problems we face and a vision for a different future.  With the free-market consensus in tatters and an open debate beginning about how best to organize our society, these discussions are more vital than ever.  

Discussions will include reports and strategizing from today's front-line battles.  There will also be workshops on the history of radical labor and socialist movements; alternatives to capitalism; US imperialism and solidarity movements around the world.

With nearly 50 workshops to choose from, these are just some of the topics that will be featured:

*The New Movement for LGBT Equality*Sports and Sexuality: Fighting for a Level Playing Field*The Global Food Crisis*Where is the Economy Headed?*Guantanamo at Home*Resistance and Solidarity: Eyewitness from Gaza*Poor People's Movements*A People's Guide to the Healthcare Debate*What Would Socialism Look Like?*Social Unionism: Putting the Movement Back in the Labor Movement*Hubert Harrison: Voice of Harlem Radicalism*What Would a Sustainable Society Look Like?*Occupation Rebranded: US Imperialism in the Obama Era*Reform and Revolution*Malcolm X*What a Sustainable Society Could Look Like*Racism, Sentencing and the Prison System*The Assault on Abortion Rights*Another Brick in the Wall: Education under Capitalism vs Socialism*The Russian Revolution and Its Significance Today*Media as Weapon: Speaking Truth to Power*Report-Back from Honduras*Student Struggle and the Fight for Socialism*The Communist Women's Movement in the Comintern Era*The History of the
 ISO and dozens more

For a full list of speakers and workshops, and to register, see our website at:  www.northeastsocial istconference. net
For more info, contact nyciso at gmail. com or 646-452-8662
Invite your friends, rsvp and get updates at our facebook page:  http://www.facebook .com/event. php?eid=12574109 0798&ref=mf 

Registration: $20 weekend; $15 low-income/student; $10 single day
Registration online, through a local ISO branch or at the conference

Full schedule:
Friday, October 23rd
8pm:  A Woman Among Warlords: Eyewitness to Empire with Malalai Joya
Event Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 417 (Altschul Auditorium) - entrance at 117th & Amsterdam
Note: you can register for the entire conference here or just for a single day; registration will also be available throughout the weekend (see below)

Saturday, October 24th
9am:  Registration at Columbia University, Lerner Hall – 115th & Broadway (1 to 116th Street) - registration will be available all weekend in Lerner

10:00am:  Morning Plenary:  Capitalism Isn't Working – The Case for Socialism with Alan Maass, editor of Socialist Worker and socialistworker. org

Noon – 1:30pm:  Workshop Session 1

1:30 – 2:30pm:  Lunch

2:30 – 4pm:  Workshop Session 2

4:30 – 6pm:  Workshop Session 3

6-8pm:  Dinner

6:15 – 7:30pm:  Special Dinner Session – Introduction to the ISO

8pm:  Evening Plenary:  Crisis and Resistance – Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater and Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review and a panel of social justice and radical activists

10pm:  Party

Sunday, October 25th
10 – 11:30am:  Workshop Session 4

11:30 – 1pm:  Lunch

1 – 2:30pm:  Workshop Session 5

3 – 4:30pm:  Workshop Session 6
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