The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double struggle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvinist culture.
* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women?
* Can women trust that Afghan and U.S. leaders will not sell out their freedom for a so-called “peace” with the Taliban?
* How are women fighting back against tremendous odds and how can others express their international and revolutionary solidarity?
Speaker: Terry Moon, “Woman as Reason” columnist for News & Letters