“The First Demand of My People Is Justice!” // Malalai Joya comes to Food for Thought Books

Malalai Joya comes to Food for Thought Books

DECOLONIAL ART | RESISTANCE

At the 2003 Loya Jirga Malalai Joya, the youngest woman elected to the Afghanistan Parliament delivered this speech denouncing the war criminals who pose as representatives for the people of Afghanistan.

She was thrown out of the Parliament and has since had seven assassination attempts on her life. She lives and organizes underground with her husband, ten month old baby, and an armed escort.

As part of an international tour marking the 12th anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan Malalai Joya stopped at Food for Thought Books on Tuesday to share some of her experiences since 2003, why the US presence in Afghanistan is only making things worse, and what we can do to support the freedom fighters and justice seekers of Afghanistan.

The Taliban

The presence of US troops in Afghanistan has only helped strengthen the terrorism of the Taliban. The US and NATO have shown…

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