This Friday, October 7 marks ten years of the U.S. Global War on Terror, which began with the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. War Resisters League along with a number of antimiltarist and community groups will commemorate the occasion with “War Voices,” a public dialogue on war, economic recession, and Islamophobia.
In this video, Afghan feminist freedom-fighter Malalai Joya delivers a message for the October 7th commemoration and breaks down the consequences of ten years of U.S. occupation of her country. Joya also proposes an anti-occupation solution to the problems caused by the U.S.-backed warlords currently in power in the Afghan government and attacks by rival warlords and insurgent groups, including the Taliban.
The event will take place in Washington, D.C., but even if you are not in the area, you can watch proceedings live via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/war-voices. You can send questions to our speakers via Facebook, Twitter (@WarVoices), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will have live chat on the day of the event alongside the streaming video.