"Stop These Massacres": Ex-Afghan Parliamentarian Malayia Joya Calls for End to US Occupation of Afghanistan

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"Stop These Massacres": Ex-Afghan Parliamentarian Malayia Joya Calls for End to US Occupation of Afghanistan

Obama Administration Relents and Grants Visa to Leading Afghan Antiwar Campaigner Malalai Joya for U.S. Trip

Former Afghan member of parliament, Malalai Joya, joins us for her first broadcast interview since arriving in the United States on Friday after officials initially denied her application for a travel visa. Her visa was approved Thursday following a protest campaign that included letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and nine members of Congress. Asked why the United States at first refused her visit, Joya says, “I’m talking about the blind bombardment of the U.S.A.-NATO forces, these occupiers, about the occupation of my country... These are, I think, the reasons that the U.S. and NATO, they’re afraid of me.”

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