Saturday, 25 July 2009

Malalai Joya: an inspiration

300 people packed the Conway Hall in London for a major public meeting on Thursday, hosted by Stop the War. Malalai Joya, who has survived five assassination attempts, talked about her continuing struggle to help free Afghanistan from military occupation. Read this report of the meeting for more.

The report is accompanied by a video of the talk, plus a video of a short but moving speech by Joe Glenton, a courageous soldier who is refusing to fight in Afghanistan. Stop the War is calling for all local groups to organise emergency protests when the 200th UK soldier is killed in Afghanistan. There will also be a national demonstration in October or November, demanding the occupation ends.

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