Monday, March 7, 2011

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



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!!

Read the press release here.


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).


Friday, March 25, 5:30 pm

Memorial Church, Harvard University
One Harvard Yard (Across from the Harvard Sq T-Station)
(see map)

Students FREE, $5 suggested donation, no one turned away
RSVP and invite friends on Facebook


"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.


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.


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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