Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords Parts 1-2

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TheRealNews
November 20, 2009

Joya: US backed fundamentalism is at the root of the Afghan problem; Foreign troops should get out now

Malalai Joya is an Afghan politician who has been called “the bravest woman in Afghanistan.” As an elected member of the Wolesi Jirga from Farah province, she has publicly denounced the presence of what she considers warlords and war criminals in the parliament. She is the author of “A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice”

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Transcript

Joya: US in Afghanistan supports drug dealing warlords to better control the regions oil and gas

“My message to the democrat member of the parliaments, congressmen and women, and also to democrat politician, men and women, is that the silence of the good people is worse than the action of bad people. They are the one who must put pressure on their government that they stop this wrongdoing, that much my people fed up now. They say, “We don’t expect anything good from you. Just stop wrongdoing.””

see

Why the U.S. has to go by Deepa Kumar

Joe Lauria: Corruption within the Afghan government

Opium, Rape and the American Way by Chris Hedges