11/11: Malalai Joya on the US Occupation in Afghanistan

This Wednesday Join the ISO to Hear
Malalai Joya Speak About the US Occupation in Afghanistan
Wed Nov 11th at 7pm
Seattle First Baptist, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle

Instead of our normal Wed night meeting the ISO will attend Malalai Joya’s speaking tour stop, sponsored by Washington Peace Action. Join us for the talk & come out afterward for food & political discussion.

Malalai Joya is known around the world as a courageous opponent of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, the corrupt regime presided over by President Hamid Karzai--and the Taliban and other conservative Islamist forces battling U.S. and Afghan government troops. An uncompromising fighter for women's rights, Joya was elected to parliament in 2005, where she denounced the presence of representatives who she called "warlords" and "war criminals." In 2007, she was suspended on the grounds that she had "insulted" fellow members. An international solidarity campaign has rallied support for her. Joya has been the target of assassination attempts and must travel in Afghanistan with armed bodyguards, wearing a burqa as a disguise. She is speaking in Seattle on a US book tour for her new book, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice.

Check out the

Interview with Malalai Joya: Why the U.S. has to go