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[MAPC-discuss] Friday, in Chicago - RAWA


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A rare Chicago appearance of Tahmeena Faryal, a representative of
RAWA-the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan-will take
place on Friday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. at Hot House 31 E. Balbo (between Wabash
and State St.). The meeting is entitled: "The Other America Welcomes the
Other Afghanistan: An Evening of International Solidarity with RAWA-the
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan."

The meeting is sponsored by News and Letters Committees(list of
cosponsors is still in formation).

For more information call: 312-236-0799; email:

Can we oppose both the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and the U.S.
government's war on Afghanistan by turning  a different vision of the
future into a reality-a future of freedom, human dignity, cooperation, and
genuine safety?  Who are our allies in helping to realize this vision?

Come listen to and speak with TAHMEENA FARYAL, representative of
RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

RAWA is an independent, all-volunteer, non-violent organization
that calls for multilateral disarmament and the establishment of a secular
democracy in Afghanistan, where women may once again participate fully in
public life. Since 1977, the women of RAWA have stood up to all native and
foreigner oppressors with courage and principle. They opposed the Russian
occupation of Afghanistan and today they oppose all Islamic fundamentalist
forces, including both the Taliban and those in the Northern Alliance.

On Sept. 14, RAWA condemned the Sept. 11 attacks as a barbaric act
of violence and terror; opposed a U.S. military attack that would kill
thousands of innocent Afghans for the crimes committed by the Taliban and
Osama bin Laden; and expressed its "sincere hope that the great American
people can differentiate between the people of Afghanistan and a handful of
fundamentalist  terrorists."

While the Taliban have outlawed education for women beyond the
second grade, and deny them the few social services that exist in
Afghanistan, RAWA secretly-and under the threat of death-provides schooling
for girls and boys, as well as medical care and adult education for women.
In neighboring Pakistan, it provides Afghan refugees with aid, runs
orphanages, and sponsors income-generating projects.

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