A Heroic Mother
Malalai Joya, September 14, 2014
Today my heart bleeds for loss of Bibi Gul, a bereaved Afghan mother who was a real inspiration to me. Bibi Gul passed away today (Sep.14, 2014) in Kabul due to severe cancer.
She was a symbol of suffering Afghan mothers. She lost six sons... in the past three decades of war and conflict in Afghanistan. She grew up sons, who were true defenders of justice and democracy in Afghanistan. Two of her sons were killed by Russian puppet regime in early 80’s. Four sons of Bibi Gul disappeared in Pakistan, later found that they have been abducted by terrorist fundamentalists and killed. During the anti-Russian war in Afghanistan, Pakistan was a killing ground for progressive and anti-fundamentalist Afghan intellectuals. Her sons were among tens of such great elements brutally killed by the US-supported fundamentalist groups.
نظر ملالی جویا در مورد انتخابات ریاست جمهوری
ماههاست که تبلیغات کرکننده و عوامفریبانه پیرامون «انتخابات» جاری است و برای فریب ملت باغ های سرخ و سز نشان داده میشود که گویی با سرانجام رسیدن آن درهای بهشت به روی کشور باز خواهد شد. از نهادهای دولتی و غیر دولتی چون «فیفا» و «تیفا» گرفته تا کاندیدان و یک جمع به اصطلاح «تحلیلگر» و «کارشناس سیاسی» دالرگیر امریکا همه بر این طبل میکوبند. اما درین میان رسانه های افغانستان و بخصوص همانهایی که تمویل شده امریکا اند بیش از دیگران برای ترور اذهان عامه و نشاندن سیاه به جای سفید نقش ادا نمودند. با همین تبلیغات گولزننده بود که موفق شدند تعدادی از مردم بهجان رسیده از وضعیت حاکم را به امید تغییری پای صندوق های رای بکشانند. ولی شاخ به شاخ شدن های کاندیدان و اسناد فراوان از همین اکنون به میزان بیسابقه تقلب و زورگویی در انتخابات سخن گفته تبلیغات گولزننده شان را خنثی ساخته است.
Malalai Joya's opinion about the presidential election
It has been months since the demagogic and deafening propaganda of elections is on, and for cheating the nation, show hopeful illusions as if after elections, Afghanistan will be in bliss. From government and non-government bodies like ‘FEFA’ and ‘TEFA’ to candidates and a bunch of so-called ‘analysts’ and ‘political experts’ on US payroll, are all trumpeting this agenda. But here, the Afghan media especially those funded by the US, have sought to manipulate people’s opinion and show black as white. It was through this deceiving propaganda that they succeeded in convincing a number of oppressed people to cast their votes in hopes of change. But the grappling of candidates and evidence documenting the unprecedented fraud and bullying has neutralized this propaganda.
برخورد به فاجعه آرگو، میخ آخر بر تابوت دولت فاسد کرزی
ملالی جویا، ١٩ ثور ١٣٩٣
متاسفانه اینبار حوادث طبیعی یکی پی دیگری فقیرترین مردم ما را در سوگ نشانده است. رنج از دست دادن دهها تن عزیزان ما در اثر سیلاب های سال جاری هنوز تسکین نیافته بود که رانش زمین در قریه باریک آب ولسوالی ارگوی بدخشان صدها تن را به کامش فرو برد. ماتم از دست دادن دلبندان مردم سوگوارم را به خانواده های شان تسلیت گفته خود را شریک این ماتم ملی میدانم. قلب من از دیدن تیرهروزی بدخشانیان و مردمم در هرکنج کشور فشرده و پردرد میگردد، این درد زمانی برایم جانفرساتر میگردد که امکانات کمک عملی به این عزیزانم را در اختیار ندارم.
یکچنین فجایع در کشوری غرق فساد که ستمکاران و عناصر بیوجدان و ضدمردمی بر آن حکمرانی دارند، با پیامدهای مدهشی بدرقه میشوند.
Malalai Joya, A Brave Woman Hero of Afghanistan
By hqas, The Human Lens , March 20, 2014
“I started working as an activist when I was very young, grade 8. When I started working amongst our people, especially women, it was so enjoyable for me. I learned a lot from them, even though they were not educated. I didn’t know anything about politics. I learned from people who were non-educated, non-political people who belonged to a political situation. I worked with different committees in the refugee camps. I remember that in every house that I went everyone had different stories of suffering. I remember one family we met. Their baby was just skin and bones. They could not afford to take the baby to a doctor, so they had to just wait for their baby to die. I believe that no movie maker, no writer is able to write about these tragedies that we have suffered. Not only in Afghanistan, but also Palestine, Iraq… the children of Afghanistan are like those children. They fight against enemies with only stones. These kinds of children are my heroes and my heroines.” – Malalai Joya – Afghanistan
سخنرانی ملالی جویا در محفل روز جهانی زن در کابل
به تاریخ هشتم مارچ ٢٠١٤ (١٧ حوت ١٣٩٢)، «حزب همبستگی افغانستان» محفل بزرگی را به مناسبت روز جهانی زن در کابل برگزار نموده بود که در آن بیش از دوهزار تن شرکت ورزیده بودند. ملالی جویا یکتن از سخنرانان این محفل بود که فلم سخنرانی وی را درین ویدیو تماشا میکنید.
Interview: Undaunted, Undeterred, Afghan Activist Eludes Assassination, Fights On
“It really is a big problem just to be alive," said 35-year-old Afghan activist Malalai Joya.
By Tracy Lee, MINTPRESSNEWS, Feb 7, 2014
Female Afghan lawmaker, Malalai Joya, sits in a living room during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 13, 2006. Malalai Joya, a female Afghan lawmaker who two years ago called powerful armed leaders “criminals” and who last week on parliament floor called some lawmakers warlords now moves houses every night because of an influx of death threats, she said. (AP Photo /Rodrigo Abd)
NEW YORK — She goes by Joya—a name used since the early days of the Taliban—and has survived seven assassination attempts. She knows her days are numbered but does not fear death. Traveling with a few armed bodyguards in Afghanistan’s underground of hideaway locations, she moves from safe house to safe house every few days so that she can continue her cause.
“It’s not easy as a human being. It really is a big problem just to be alive,” Joya said in a recent telephone interview with MintPress.
ملالی جویا در مرکز فرهنگی افغانها در برلین
کمیته دفاع از ملالی جویا، ۳۰ دسامبر ٢٠١٣
به تاریخ ۳۰ دسامبر ٢٠١٣، دوستان «مرکز فرهنگی و هماهنگی افغان ها» در شهر برلین آلمان برنامه اختصاصیای برای ملالی جویا تدارک دیده بودند. درین برنامه از هنرمند وطندوست و محبوب کشور شکیب مصدق نیز دعوت بعمل آمده بود که با آهنگ های میهنیاش محفل را شکوه بخشید.
آقای صبور زمانی رییس این مرکز برنامه را با طرح چند سوال از خانم جویا در مورد وضعیت سیاسی و اجتماعی کشور آغاز نمود. دهها تن از افغانهای مقیم آلمان درین برنامه شرکت نموده بودند که ضمن ابراز حمایت شان از ملالی جویا، پیرامون مسایل حاد افغانستان سوالات و نظرات شان را مطرح نمودند که ملالی به آنها پاسخ داد.
We Had One Enemy; Now We Have Three’—A Conversation With Malalai Joya of Afghanistan
US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.
By Dani McClain, THE Nation., Nov.13, 2013
In 2003, Malalai Joya was the 25-year-old director of a clinic and orphanage in Afghanistan’s Farah province. She was not a scheduled speaker at a national convention on the post-invasion future of the country, but she took the mic anyway and delivered an electrifying address. Noting the warlords in attendance, she asked: “Why would you allow criminals to be present here?” Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to the Afghan Parliament. Two years after that, having refused to scale back her criticisms, she was booted from her post. An advocate for women’s rights, secularism and nonviolence, Joya argues that neither the warlords who kept her country in despair during the Soviet era nor members of the Taliban should be any part of its government today. In her 2009 memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, she writes of the dangers she’s faced as a result.
I spoke with Joya while she was on tour in the US to share her observations on the twelfth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan. , This interview has been edited for clarity and condensed. —Dani McClain
Report of Malalai Joya's Tour of U.S. on Afghanistan War
By Jeff Mackler, United National Antiwar Coalition, Nov 2, 2013
Co-sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and the Afghan Women’s Mission (AWM), Afghanistan’s leading antiwar, social justice and women’s rights activist, Malalai Joya, toured ten U.S. cities and spoke at some 65 events in the course of her October 1 - 27, 2013 national tour.
The tour was organized to focus national attention on the ongoing U.S. war and occupation of Afghanistan, now beginning its 13th year – the longest war in U.S. history. Joya repeatedly called into question the U.S. assertion that U.S. participation would end in 2014, noting that nine permanent U.S. bases have been established, thousands of U.S. troops are set to remain along with tens of thousands of “personnel” in the U.S.-financed and “privatized” (mercenary) army. Joya demanded the immediate withdrawal of all U.S./NATO occupation forces from Afghanistan. She repeatedly insisted that, “No people can be liberated by foreign intervention. Freedom, justice and peace can only be achieved by our people themselves.”
Malalai Joya with Noam Chomsky
On October 6, 2013 in Boston, Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky spoke to military interventions of the U.S. and its effects on different countries, especially now in Afghanistan. October 7 marks the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the longest war the U.S. has engaged in.
Malalai Joya tour marks longest U.S. war
BY JEFF MACKLER, Socialist Action, Oct 29, 2013
Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya in Boston. By Rachel Williams.
Afghan women’s rights and antiwar fighter Malalai Joya toured the U.S. for three weeks in October on behalf of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and the Los Angeles-based Afghan Women’s Mission. Joya’s national tour included 10 cities: New York, Boston, Amherst, Albany, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
The tour focused on mobilizing opposition to the continuing U.S. war and occupation in Afghanistan, now in its 13th year—the longest war in U.S. history—and on the plight of Afghan women.
A Woman Among Warlords: An Interview With Malalai Joya
By Suzanne Persard, Huffington Post, Oct 25, 2013
Most publications incorrectly report the number of assassination attempts Malalai Joya has received -- the number is seven, not six; and these are only the number of plots that have been counted.
In 2007, Joya, the youngest elected member to the Afghan parliament, was expelled from the government for her denunciation of incumbent corrupt warlords. The then 28-year-old Joya advocated for women's rights, spoke out against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and their locally installed puppets, while deeming the Taliban medieval. Death threats against her immediately erupted, followed by several unsuccessful assassination attempts by the Taliban.
Following her indefinite expulsion from a parliament she has likened to a "non-democratic mafia," Joya's unpopularity, which surged at home, spread like wildfire abroad. Applying for entry to the U.S. in 2011 to promote her newly released book, A Woman Among Warlords, while continuing to speak out against the U.S. occupation and its devastating impact on the Afghan people, the State Department denied her entry, citing "unemployment" and "living underground." Public rallying, including a petition of over 3,000 signatures -- including the signature of Noam Chomsky -- prompted the department to renege and her visa was granted.
A Woman’s Journey
By Tulip Chowdhury, The Daily Star, Oct 25, 2013
Malalai Joya, the political activist, writer and critic from Afghanistan visited Amherst, Massachusetts as part of her tour of the USA. Called “The bravest woman in Afghanistan” by BBC, she was a member of the parliament in the National Assembly of Afghanistan from 2005 to the early 2007. She was dismissed for speaking out against the warlords and people she considered as war criminals in the parliament.
She is a vehement opponent of the present Karzai administration and US military occupation. In her speech at Food For Thought Books, a workers collective in Amherst, on October 8, 2013 she slated the Karzai administration as a puppet government supported by western countries including the USA. Malalai raised her voice against the drone attacks in Afghanistan by the USA and death of innocent civilians. Speaking on behalf of oppressed Afghan women she presented a film on how the Afghan women and girls are tortured and deprived of justice in her country.
Malalai Joya, Famed Afghan Politician, Speaks at the University of Minnesota
By Erik Randall, University of Minnesota, Oct 18, 2013
On October 16, the University of Minnesota hosted a lunch, lecture, and conversation with the famed Afghan politician and ex-member of parliament Malalai Joya, who has inspired many both at home and around the world with her courageous political activism. She has been a trailblazer in Afghanistan for the causes of women's rights, political transparency, and democratic reform, and her outspoken opposition to the Afghan government's tolerance for terrorism and violence has led to her expulsion from the government as well as six assassination attempts.
The first and most enduring message raised by Joya during the conference was her passionate opposition to what she referred to as American imperialism and colonialism in her country. The vaguely-defined objectives of the US "War on Terror" has led to a prolonged period of chaos and destruction in the Islamic world with a seemingly endless amount of collateral damage, of which the civilian population of Afghanistan has been a primary constituent.
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