Malalai Joya on Afghan Self Determination

 “We don’t fear death, we fear political silence against injustice.”

This week on the Third Degree we talk with Malalai Joya, Afghan womens rights activist, Parliamentarian and Author of the book ‘Raising my Voice’. Joya captured the imagination of Afghanistan and the world when at 25 she stood up the criminals and warlords she said the west had backed to form government in Afghanistan. Since then she has been elected to parliament before being expelled, survived no less than 6 assassination attempts and has continued work towards the Afghan peoples struggle for self-determination.

She was in Australia talking at a number of public events hosted by the Stop the War Coalition and the Socialist Alternative. You can also view one of the talks she gave here.

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With James Hitchcock
April 2012