[act-ma] Fri, 3/25, "Noam Chomsky & Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan"

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 18:54:47 PST 2011

Fri, 3/25, "Noam Chomsky & Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan"

5:30pm, Friday, March 25th

Harvard University

Student Organization Center at the Hilles Building (SOCH) 

Radcliffe Quadrangle

59 Shepard Street (corner of Shepard and Garden Streets)

Cambridge, MA, 02138

Walking Directions to the SOCH : Located on the 
corner of Garden and Shepard Streets, the SOCH is just a 15 minute walk 
from the Harvard Square T-stop on the Red line. Just follow Garden St. 
past the Sheraton Commander hotel. The main entrance is located on the 
right side of the building facing the Radcliffe Quadrangle.

See map for directions

Come hear Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya explain why the US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan should end now.

About the Speakers:

NOAM CHOMSKY, PhD, is a linguist, political philosopher, social 
critic, and has been referred to as "arguably the most important 
intellectual alive today."

Most recently, with Ilan Pappé he has completed "Gaza in Crisis" 
(Haymarket Books, 2010). Other examples of his prolific work include: 
The Culture of Terrorism; Manufacturing Consent (with E.S. Herman); 
Understanding Power; Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global 
Dominance; and most recently, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the 
Post-9/11 World, (with David Barsamian).


MALALAI JOYA has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan" 
by the BBC News, while the New York Times has said of her, "Joya's life 
has been singular and heroic."

At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and

denounced her country's powerful U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only
 25years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to
 Afghanistan's new Parliament.

In 2007, she was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords 
and drug barons. Beloved by her people for daring to speak out against 
U.S.-backed war criminals that dominate the government, Joya has 
survived at least 4 assassination attempts. Having come face-to-face 
with the brutality of war, Joya has been demanding an end to the 
occupation for years.

In her book A Woman Among Warlords, just out in paperback, Joya explains
 the situation of ordinary Afghans: "We are caught between two 
enemies—the Taliban on one side and the U.S./NATO forces and their 
warlord allies on the other."


Sponsors (list in formation): Haymarket Books, United for Justice with Peace, the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee.

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