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

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 23 05:56:56 PDT 2011


Case for Withdrawal
Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya

March 25, 5:30 pm 
Church, Harvard UniversityOne Harvard Yard(Across from the Harvard Sq. T-Station)

Students FREE, $5 suggested 
and invite friends on Facebook at 
Seating is first come, first 
"The bravest woman in 

--BBC News
"Joya's life has been singular and 

--New York Times Book Review
"Chomsky is a global phenomenonhe may be the 
most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet"

--New York Times Book Review

Malalai Joya is the author of A 
Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Dared Raise Her 

Noam Chomsky is the author of Hopes 
and Prospects, Gaza in Crisis, Hegemony or Survival and many other titles.

in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and denounced her countrys powerful 
U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only 25 years old. Two years later, she 
became the youngest person elected to Afghanistans 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 enemiesthe Taliban on one side and the 
U.S./NATO forces and their warlord allies on the other."

Though Malalai was scheduled to come 
to the U.S. for three weeks as part of this tour, she was denied a visa last 
week. Activists in Boston and around the country are currently in the process of 
contesting this decision. If she cannot be with us in person on Friday,she will 
be joining us via Skype. In addition, Malalai will be joined byworld-renowned 
linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky, internationally recognized as one 
of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Though it is 
likely that Malalai will not be with us, we encourage everyone to come hear her 
and Noam Chomsky on Friday both to stand in solidarity with the struggle against 
the repression of dissent voices, and to hear the truth about the ongoing war in 
Afghanistan, a truth that the U.S. has gone to great lengths to surpress.

SPONSORED by: Haymarket Books, 
Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, Harvard College Human Rights Advocates, 
Harvard GLOW, Harvard International Relations on Campus, UJP 
Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force, Massachusetts Peace Action, United National 
Antiwar Committee, International Socialist Organization, Harvard College 
International Women's Rights Collective
sarah at haymarketbooks.org

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