[act-ma] LOCATION & VISA UPDATE: Fri, 3/25, "Malalai Joya & Noam Chomsky at Harvard"

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 24 08:28:02 PDT 2011


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NEW LOCATION: MEMORIAL 
CHURCH
VISA UPDATE: MALALAI EN ROUTE TO BOSTON!! 




The 
Case for Withdrawal 
from 
Afghanistan
with 
Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky


Friday, 
March 25, 5:30 pm
Memorial 
Church, One Harvard Yard
(See directions below)
 

IMPORTANT UPDATES:



BREAKING NEWS (3/24): MALALAI JOYA WILL BE IN BOSTON!!



In response to pressure from activists, media attention, and support 
from US Congresspeople, the State Department has granted Malalai Joya a 
visa and she will be speaking alongside Noam Chomsky at Harvard!!

See the official press release at http://www.afghanwomensmission.org/?p=1301



PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION



Due to overwhelming interest in this Friday's event with Malalai Joya 
and Noam Chomsky, organizers have moved the event to a larger venue! 



The new location is the Memorial Church, which is located right in Harvard Yard (see map at http://bit.ly/hky2pF).



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Friday, March 25, 5:30 pm



Memorial Church, Harvard University

One Harvard Yard (Across from the Harvard Sq T-Station)
See map for directions at http://bit.ly/hky2pF



Students FREE, $5 suggested donation, no one turned away

RSVP and invite friends on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/dMTiLq

Contact: sarah at haymarketbooks.org



"The bravest woman in Afghanistan"

--BBC News



"Joya's life has been singular and heroic"

--New York Times Book Review



“Chomsky is a global phenomenon…he 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 Voice



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



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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 25 years 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." Please join us during Joya's rare visit to
 the U.S., as she is joined by world-renowned linguist and political 
dissident Noam Chomsky, internationally recognized as one of the most 
critically engaged public intellectuals alive today.

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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, International Women's Rights Collective



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CONTACT

sarah at haymarketbooks.org



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NATIONAL TOUR DATES

http://www.afghanwomensmission.org



      
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