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Afghan Women Read RAWA.org founded 1977 (tags)

RAWA is an acronym for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan founded in 1977. They were founded to earn rights for the women in their country.

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

The Taliban Aren't Gone, Women Haven't Been Liberated: Afghanistan Reconsidered (tags)

The October 7 anniversary of the war on Afghanistan passed virtually unnoticed on U.S. soil. Mainstream news outlets spared the Bush administration the embarrassment of accounting for the subsequent fate of Afghanistan's 30 million people five years after the U.S. launched the first "regime change" in its never-ending war on terror.

BTL:Growing Violence, Subjugation of Women Mark Forgotten War in Afghanistan (tags)

Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Taliban Attacks and Election of Warlords Spark Concern about America's... (tags)

...Forgotten War in Afghanistan ~ Interview with James Ingalls, co-director of Afghan Women's Mission, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

The Public Stoning of Martha Stewart: A Lifting of the Veil (tags)

Members of the mainstream press flew into Martha Stewart with more than their usual viciousness following her setting out as a political victim. Having nothing substantial to use against her, they have given negative connotations to her success, mocked the domestic skills upon which she has built her life’s work, twisted what she said and misquoted her, and made hateful remarks that could not have gotten past the editor in the days of ethical media practices. . . .

The Continuing Struggle of Afghan Women: A Three Part Film Series (tags)

Part 2 of a film series to help save a refugee High School from closure in Pakistan.

THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN: A THREE PART FILM SERIES (tags)

Part one of a film series dedicated to raising awareness of Afghan women, while also raising funds to save a refugee high school from closier in Pakistan.

Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)

Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.

NIGHT OF RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ (tags)

This event is a fundraiser for Afghan Women's Mission and Global Exchange. Our speaker's, Sonali Kolhatkar and Medea Benjamin wil not only be speaking about the organization and their work, but also about the current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sharp Rise in Press Attacks in Afghanistan (tags)

Reporters in Afghanistan are being threatened with death if they do not stop critisizing government officials.

WAR & HUMAN RIGHTS TEACH-IN TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE!! (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR SPEAKING @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE TOMORROW WED. APRIL 9 @ 12:00 PM (tags)

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ANTI-WAR TEACH IN BY RAWA WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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RAWA SPEAKERS - TEACH IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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RAWA SPEAKER - WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE IN OC! (tags)

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RAWA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST WAR AND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WAR - TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9!!! (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKR TEACH IN ON WOMENS RIGHTS & THE WAR WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & TAHMEENA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9!! (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & RAWA SPEAKER, TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 9 (tags)

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RAWA & SONALI KOLHATKAR TEACH-IN WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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RAWA TEACH-IN W/ SONALI KOLHATKAR (tags)

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RAWA TEACH-IN APRIL 9 (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR (KPFK) & TAHMENNA FARYAL (RAWA) TEACH-IN AGAINST WAR APRIL 9 (tags)

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MONDAY OC ANTI-WAR PROTEST & UPCMOING TEACH-INS (tags)

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SONALI KOLHATKAR & TAHMEENA FARYAL (RAWA) SPEAKING WED. APRIL 9 @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (tags)

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Dec 10 Anti War Demo Reports (tags)

A summary of RAWA support demonstrations for peace.

N + R event description and analysis (tags)

Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.

Rally for R.A.W.A.and Intl. Human Rights Day (tags)

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. In solidarity with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, a rally against repression in both Afghanistan and the U.S. will be held at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 4:00 P.M. until 6:00.

GREENS DEMAND INVITATION OF AFGHAN WOMEN TO BONN (tags)

Outraged at the exclusion of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, Greens call democracy impossible without representation of women U.S. Green Party officers travel to Europe for meetings with Green members of European parliaments and other Green officials and the European Federation of Green Parties

Some Important Points about Afghanistan (tags)

The direct result of the Najib coup was murder of 1,000's of people. When the Soviet forces occupied the country they used anti-personnel mines to limit opposition groups. Today over 1 million Afghani's live in refugee camps in Iran while nearly 2 million live in refugee camps in Pakistan. This demonstrates the value of national boundaries.

RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)

RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.

Democratic Post-Traumatic S11 Art Show At Track-16 (tags)

Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica- Originally in Soho NY, this show gathered a collection of images after the S11 tragedy and allowed for the audience to continually add the show creating a "A Democracy of Photographs". The democratic tradition continues in the LA show.

Afghan Video and Lecture Oct 1 (tags)

A video presentation and lecture about the current conditions in Afghanistan, featureing footage from RAWA. Monday, Oct 1, 7:30PM.

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