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MALALAI JOYA AND NOAM CHOMSKY: THE CASE FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN

Friday, March 25, 5:30 pm
Harvard University, Radcliffe Quadrangle
Student Organization Center at the Hilles Building (SOCH)
59 Shepard Street (Shepard/Garden), Harvard Red Line, Directions below
Students FREE, $5 suggested donation, no one turned away
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Contact: sarah@haymarketbooks.org

“The bravest woman in Afghanistan” –BBC News

“Joya’s life has been singular and heroic” –New York Times Book Review

“Chomsky is a global phenomenon. Šhe may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet” –New York Times Book Review

Malalai Joya is the author of A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Dared Raise Her Voice

Noam Chomsky is the author of Hopes and Prospects, Gaza in Crisis, Hegemony or Survival and many other titles.
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AT A CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY in Kabul in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and denounced her country’s powerful U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only 25 years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan’s new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. Beloved by her people for daring to speak out against U.S.–backed war criminals that dominate the government, Joya has survived at least 4 assassination attempts. Having come face-to-face with the brutality of war, Joya has been demanding an end to the occupation for years. In her book A Woman Among Warlords, just out in paperback, Joya explains the situation of ordinary Afghans: “We are caught between two enemies – the Taliban on one side and the U.S./NATO forces and their warlord allies on the other.” Please join us during Joya’s rare visit to the U.S., as she is joined by world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky, internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today.
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SPONSORED by http://www.haymarketbooks.org Haymarket Books, http://www.harvardpsc.com/ Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, http://www.justicewithpeace.org/node/2225 UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force, http://www.masspeaceaction.org Massachusetts Peace Action, http://nationalpeaceconference.org/ United National Antiwar Committee
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DIRECTIONS to SOCH Building:
Walking Directions from Harvard Square: Located on the corner of Garden and Shepard Streets, the SOCH is a 10 minute walk.  Follow Garden St. past the Sheraton Commander hotel.  The main entrance is located on the right side of the building facing the Radcliffe Quadrangle.

Parking Information: Lots surrounding the SOCH are reserved for Harvard affiliates with designated parking passes.  Similarly, parking on streets adjacent to the SOCH is for City of Cambridge residents only. Visitors may purchase a daily permit online at https://www2.uos.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/permit/purchase.pl  

Shuttle Service: Harvard University Shuttle Services are available to all members of the Harvard community with valid ID.  The SOCH is located at the Quad stop.
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CONTACT: mailto:sarah@haymarketbooks.org
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NATIONAL TOUR DATES : http://www.afghanwomensmission.org/  

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Capitalism, Oh No!

HISTORY OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM CONFERENCE

From: Jeremy Zallen: jzallen@fas.harvard.edu

This is a reminder that submissions for The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism are due November 1, 2010. Interested graduate students should email a 750-word abstract and a C.V. to histcap@fas.harvard.edu. For additional details, please see below.

Dear All,

My name is Jeremy Zallen and I am a 3rd-year graduate student in History at Harvard University. This spring, Harvard will be hosting its third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism from March 4-6, 2011. Entitled, “Capitalism in Action,” this conference aims to bring together graduate students interested in the historical workings of capitalism to present and discuss their work with colleagues from across the country and around the world. We are also excited to have historian Jackson Lears as our keynote speaker this year!

We invite any graduate student interested in presenting at the conference to submit a paper proposal. Past conferences have covered a wide range of exciting topics and debates, and we hope to achieve similar levels of diversity and discussion again this year. Please refer to the call for papers pasted below for further details. We look forward to your responses, and please forward this email widely!

Sincerely,
Jeremy Zallen
G3, History, Harvard University

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Please help circulate to interested colleagues and students:

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action”

Harvard University | Cambridge, MA | March 4th-6th, 2011

Sponsored by the David Howe Fund for Business and Economic History at
Harvard University.

Keynote Speaker: Jackson Lears

Discussions of American capitalism often uncritically rely on loaded but abstract terms, from “markets” to “capital.” This conference aims to bring together emerging scholars who are interested in interrogating the nitty-gritty details of how capitalist systems have been imagined, constructed, maintained, altered, and challenged by an array of different historical actors in the United States and across the globe. What does “the economy” look like once we shift our focus from intangible market models towards the concrete workings of capitalist society and culture? In this conference, we hope to expand our understanding of American history by analyzing many different moments of “capitalism in action.”

We welcome papers by fellow graduate students from many different fields, such as cultural, social or business histories of capitalism.  We encourage papers on a range of diverse topics. Possible paper subjects could include
anything from mortgage-backed derivatives, land speculation and the geography of garbage to corporate personhood, consumer branding and the political economy of baseball. We welcome the submission of panels as well.

Interested graduate students should email a C.V. and a 750-word abstract of their paper (description, significance, sources, current status) to histcap@fas.harvard.edu.

The submission deadline is Nov 1st, 2010.  Those selected to present will be notified by Nov 19th and receive a stipend towards travel costs.

The conference website (www.fas.harvard.edu/polecon) is currently under construction, but for the websites of previous conferences, please see: www.fas.harvard.edu/~polecon/conference/ and www.fas.harvard.edu/~histcap/ .  

For questions or additional details, please email histcap@fas.harvard.edu.

Faculty supervisor: Professor Sven Beckert

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