Tag: Malalai Joya

Malalai Joya: “this war is a disaster”

Joya rejects the NATO coalition, Harper and the excuses for war

By Malalai Joya, rabble.ca, October 18, 2010
In the United States, many looked to the ballot box and hoped for real change when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008.
To be honest, I never expected that he would be any different for Afghanistan than President George […]

Afghan activist calls for end to NATO ‘occupation’ of her country

Malalai Joya, an outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan and the youngest woman elected to that country’s parliament speaks at the University of Calgary on Sunday October 10, 2010.
Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald
By Lea Storry, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 2010

CALGARY — The youngest woman ever elected to Afghanistan’s parliament told a […]

Malalai Joya pans Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan

Afghan women’s rights leader says Obama no better than Bush
By The Canadian Press, Oct. 6, 2010
OTTAWA – Malalai Joya, a rights activist and former Afghan MP, says U.S. President Barack Obama’s policies in Afghanistan are as bad as those of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
She says Obama’s surge of troops into her country has made […]

Canada must withdraw troops from Afghanistan immediately

Malalai Joya, addressing an audience of 300 in Winnipeg, Nov. 16, 2009. You can watch video of her Winnipeg speech here. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk
by Malalai Joya
I have just completed a two-week speaking tour across Canada, bringing a message to the great people of this country: The people of Afghanistan are fed up with the occupation […]

Video: Malalai Joya’s Nov. 2009 Winnipeg visit

Malalai Joya visited Winnipeg on November 16 and 17 as part of her 2009 cross-country tour to convince Canadians to press for the withdrawal of their troops from Afghanistan.
This feisty woman packed the house at the University of Winnipeg and spoke with passion about the oppression of her people under the combined weight of the […]

Malalai Joya to speak in Winnipeg

[ November 16, 2009; 7:00 pm; ] Date: Monday, November 16, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Convocation Hall (located in Wesley Hall, see map), University of Winnipeg
Hosted by: Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Sponsors (to date)

The Uniter
Public Service Alliance of Canada (Prairie Region)
University of Manitoba Students Union
Project Peacemakers
Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Global College Student Advisory Council
Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group
Winnipeg Labour Council
Global […]

Malalai Joya – Afghan MP Calls for Troops out of Afganistan

Malalai Joya is one of the bravest women in Afghanistan. As an elected member of the Wolesi Jirga from Farah province, she has publicly denounced the presence of warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament. In May 2007, Joya was suspended from the parliament on the grounds that she had insulted fellow representatives in […]

Why Afghans Have No Hope in This Week’s Vote

A woman walks under an election campaign banner of Afghanistan’s President Hamidi Karzai in Kabul, Tuesday June 16, 2009. The banner reads in Dari and Pashto “Our Way is the Way of the Peace.” (AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud)
by Malalai Joya, Commondreams.org, August 18, 2009
Like millions of Afghans, I have no hope in the results of this […]

Malalai Joya: The woman who will not be silenced

By Johann Hari, The Independent, July 28, 2009
I am not sure how many more days I will be alive,” Malalai Joya says quietly.
The warlords who make up the new “democratic” government in Afghanistan have been sending bullets and bombs to kill this tiny 30-year-old from the refugee camps for years – and they seem to […]

MP for Farah Province condemns NATO bombings

By Malalai Joya, May 14, 2009
As an elected representative for Farah, Afghanistan, I add my voice to those condemning the NATO bombing that claimed over 150 civilian lives in my province earlier this month. This latest massacre offers the world a glimpse of the horrors faced by our people.
However, as I explained at a May […]