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redflag
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posted 17 September 2006 04:27 PM      Profile for redflag     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm curious to know if she got any press coverage while I was at the convention in Quebec City. As I understand it, she is going to be in Canada for a little while giving lectures to unversities all over the country about women's issues and warlordism in Afghanistan. This lecture series is being sponsered by the NUPGE and you can read more about it here.

Do you think she will get some media coverage then, or do you think the Canadian media will continue to ignore her? I hope not, because what she has to say is really moving!


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M. Spector
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posted 17 September 2006 04:32 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This link will give you access to all the online articles about her since before the convention.
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Paul Gross
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posted 17 September 2006 04:41 PM      Profile for Paul Gross   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The tour was just Montreal & Ottawa (in addition to the NDP convention in Quebec city which was the reason she came to Canada).

Joya's Ottawa talk was inspirational, the auditorium was full, it was an honour to meet her, etc. There was some regional media at the Ottawa talk.

This babble thread discusses her as well.

[ 17 September 2006: Message edited by: Paul Gross ]


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Cueball
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posted 17 September 2006 04:44 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Inspitational."

Hey I am the last person to critique spelling but that is hilarious.

Nonethelss, it is really inrritating that she did not come to Toronto. This is a perfect example of how badly organized we are. Why not?


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the grey
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posted 17 September 2006 05:10 PM      Profile for the grey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:

Why not?

Because Toronto isn't the centre of the universe, perhaps? Or perhaps because there was a limit to how much time she had to spend in Canada?


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Cueball
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posted 17 September 2006 05:12 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well that is a stupid thing to say.
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the grey
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posted 17 September 2006 05:17 PM      Profile for the grey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:
Well that is a stupid thing to say.

It's about as stupid as saying that because one particular city wasn't included in a short tour it's "a perfect example of how badly organized we are". There are any number of reasons she didn't go to Toronto that have nothing to do with bad organization. Irritation and complaints of bad organization in response smack of an incredible sense of entitlement.


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Cueball
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posted 17 September 2006 05:20 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It is still a completely stupid thing to say. Unhelpful and based evidently in some stupid chip thingy you have against Toronto, the largest city in the country.

This is a little like going to DC and then Philadelphia and the missing New York.


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Fidel
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posted 17 September 2006 05:55 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dalton McGuilty's in Toronto. What was his crew doing(besides nothing) to make sure Ms Joya was made welcome in the capital of Ontario ?.
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the grey
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posted 18 September 2006 06:56 AM      Profile for the grey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:
This is a little like going to DC and then Philadelphia and the missing New York.

Nothing wrong with that. Just because it's big, doesn't mean anyone has to go there.


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unionist
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posted 18 September 2006 07:02 AM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cueball, my understanding is that she deliberately skipped Toronto because of the extremely high level of political awareness, social consciousness, and overall academic prowess in Toronto, and she felt she needed to do some more preparation in order to be able to acquit her responsibilities properly there. It was a sign of respect. I'm confident she will return properly armed.
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Stockholm
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posted 18 September 2006 07:05 AM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Dalton McGuilty's in Toronto. What was his crew doing(besides nothing) to make sure Ms Joya was made welcome in the capital of Ontario ?.

She went to "Stephen Harper's Ottawa (sic.)" I can't imagine that he did anything to make her feel welcome.


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periyar
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posted 18 September 2006 07:29 AM      Profile for periyar   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by the grey:

Because Toronto isn't the centre of the universe, perhaps? Or perhaps because there was a limit to how much time she had to spend in Canada?


Toronto may not be the centre of the universe,however, it is home to large communities of racialized immigrants including a significant Afghani population who would have benefited from hearing Joya.


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Fidel
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posted 18 September 2006 10:24 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stockholm:

She went to "Stephen Harper's Ottawa (sic.)" I can't imagine that he did anything to make her feel welcome.


She went to see Jack Layton in Ottawa and to the NDP conference in Quebec.

Dalton McGuilty's Liberal government and the Bay Street crowd have about as much in common with the Afghani struggle for basic human rights as Big Sugar banana Republicans do with worker's rights in Latin America.


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redflag
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posted 22 September 2006 12:21 PM      Profile for redflag     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder what kind of strings I need to pull in order to get her to speak at my university...?
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posted 25 September 2006 08:38 AM      Profile for citizenshift   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some Malalai Joya interview/videos here for those of you out of earshot:

http://citizen.nfb.ca/onf/info?aid=6001&atid=21

Matt


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lombar
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posted 25 September 2006 09:11 AM      Profile for lombar     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
With Quote Some Malalai Joya interview/videos here for those of you out of earshot:

http://citizen.nfb.ca/onf/info?aid=6001&atid=21

Matt


Is there a way to get it *without* installing realplayer?


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citizenshift
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posted 25 September 2006 09:57 AM      Profile for citizenshift   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm afraid not.

I know RealPlayer loves to plant a lot of weeds, but you customize the installation, you can get it to do *only* what you want it to do (i.e. stream the occasional video / listen to NPR).


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