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2021-10-27 Afghanistan
Women protest the world's 'silence' over crisis in Afghanistan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Women activists in Kabul held up signs that read “why is the world watching us die in silence?” on Tuesday, protesting the international community’s inaction on the crisis in Afghanistan.
How'd that "negotiate with the Taliban" thingy work out for you?
Around a dozen women risked the wrath of the Taliban, who have banned demonstrations and shut them down using violence since taking power in August, holding banners affirming their “right to education” and “right to work”, before the Islamists stopped the press from approaching the march.

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“We are asking the UN secretary-general to support our rights, to education, to work. We are deprived of everything today,” Wahida Amiri, one of the organizers for the Spontaneous Movement of Women Activists in Afghanistan, told AFP.

Their demonstration, addressing the “political, social and economic situation” in Afghanistan was initially planned to take place near the UN mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

But it was moved at the last minute to the entrance of the former “Green Zone”, where the buildings of several Western embassies are located, although most of their missions left the country as the Taliban took control.

Taliban gunmen at the entrance to the ultra-secure area initially asked the demonstrators and the press to move away.

An AFP reporter then saw a reinforcement of a dozen Taliban guards -- most of them armed -- push back journalists and confiscate the mobile phone of one local reporter who was filming the protest.

“We have nothing against the Taliban, we just want to demonstrate peacefully,” Amiri said.

Symbolic demonstrations by women have become a regular occurrence in Kabul in recent weeks as the Taliban have still not allowed them to return to work or permitted most girls to go to school.

Last Thursday about 20 women were allowed to march for more than 90 minutes, but several foreign and local journalists covering the rally were beaten by Taliban fighters.

Posted by Fred 2021-10-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [359 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban/IEA 

Haven't seen N.O.W. or the Pink Hats going Karen in front of the White House yet?

Posted by NN2N1 2021-10-27 05:54||   2021-10-27 05:54|| Front Page Top

#2 Speaking of a real patriarchy...
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-10-27 07:34||   2021-10-27 07:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Report: Starving Afghan Sold 18-Month-Old Daughter into Marriage
Posted by Skidmark 2021-10-27 08:26||   2021-10-27 08:26|| Front Page Top

#4 ..There is a wonderful line in Animal House - a movie full of quotable dialogue - where one of the Delta House members has just watched his brother's prized '63 Continental trashed by the other guys. In response, one of the other brothers puts his arm around the kid's shoulders and says, "Well, kid, you fu@ked up - you trusted us."

Do I really need to explain any further?

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2021-10-27 11:44||   2021-10-27 11:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Jello

I've been worried about Jello recently,
but the Taliban understand the concept of Jello,
as in "but several foreign and local journalists covering the rally were beaten by Taliban fighters."

Journalists = Jello
Posted by Elmiper Uleatle9348 2021-10-27 11:50||   2021-10-27 11:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Jello-Biafra (NW Asian version)
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-10-27 12:45||   2021-10-27 12:45|| Front Page Top

#7 Remind me how many divisions the UN has. Non-child-molesty, cholera-free divisions only, please.

(Is it wrong to snigger at Thoroughly Modern Women demanding that *someone*, meaning men with guns, *do* something? I'm trying to be a better person. I really I am)
Posted by SteveS 2021-10-27 16:48||   2021-10-27 16:48|| Front Page Top

#8 I read the ladies' message as: "Somebody tell the US Army to get its ass back here now."
Posted by Matt 2021-10-27 16:57||   2021-10-27 16:57|| Front Page Top

#9 #7 - I hop 4-star Admiral Rachel Rick Levine leads the charge!
Posted by Frank G 2021-10-27 21:45||   2021-10-27 21:45|| Front Page Top

#10 Jello-Biafra (NW Asian version) - Good One Ferret - Finally Someone who understands the situation...
Posted by Elmiper Uleatle9348 2021-10-27 23:13||   2021-10-27 23:13|| Front Page Top

#11 Hillary? Pelosi? Warren? The silence is deafening.
Posted by DooDahMan 2021-10-27 23:55||   2021-10-27 23:55|| Front Page Top

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