[act-ma] LOCATION CHANGE: 3/25, Harvard - "Noam Chomsky & Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan"
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Wed Mar 23 05:56:56 PDT 2011
NEW LOCATION: MEMORIAL
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
"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.
AT A CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY in Kabul
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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