Troops Out! The Occupation of Afghanistan with Malalai Joya

In 2010, Malalai Joya was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Malalai first made worldwide news when she publicly denounced the Taliban and corrupt warlords in Afghanistan who she claimed took power with American backing. In 2005, she was elected to the Afghan parliament, but two years later was banished for her fierce criticisms of corrupt elements in the Afghan government and the US occupation. Malalai was forced to live semi-underground and continues to tour the world speaking against the Taliban, corruption and misogyny in Afghanistan. Often referred to as "the bravest woman in Afghanistan" she is a writer, feminist and anti-war activist. This episode features highlights from her presentation at Marxism 2012.

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Music by Dan Kenny. 

 

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