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Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky: No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist • 3 Church St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Joya - Chomsky

This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

Malalai Joya is the bravest woman in Afghanistan and has received international acclaim for her work.  She was elected to the national Parliament by the largest majority of any candidate, but then she was dismissed for publicly naming warlords and war criminals. She has become a victim of death threats and assassination attempts. Come and hear her speak out against injustice and learn about her memoir,  A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, available for purchase at the event. See http://www.malalaijoya.com/dcmj/  

Noam Chomsky is a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT, a world-renowned activist and commentator on international affairs, and a critic of U.S. foreign policy.  In a 2005 poll, he was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in Great Britain. He will speak about the past and future use of “humanitarian” intervention. Among his more recent books are:  How the World Works, The Culture of Terrorism, and On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

Requested Donation: $10. $5 students/low income/unemployed - No one turned away.

Other Talks by Malalai Joya - University Events open to public

Monday, October 7 

Noon, Tufts University, Barum 104

3:30 pm, Univ. of Mass. Boston, Campus Center, Ballroom C, 3rd flr

7:00 pm, Wellesley College, Tishman Commons, Lulu Wang Campus Center.

Monday, October 8 

1:00 pm, Suffolk University, Donahue 637

There will be a reception from 5:00 -7:00 pm with Ms. Joya to raise money for organizations and charities benefiting Afghan women and children before the evening program.  There will be music and refreshments will be served. Contribution requested: $20,  or $10 for students/low income/unemployed. 

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Boston, Mass. Peace Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Boston, Mass. Global Action, Help Women Heal, Harvard Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Pakistan Society, Muslim Law Students Assoc.

Ten-city national tour sponsored by United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) -  www.UNACpeace.org, 518-227-6947, and the Afghan Women’s Mission -  www.afghanwomensmission.org

For further information, contact BostonUNAC@gmail.com     781-316-2018

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