Afghan Women’s Continuous Fight for Liberation
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