NYC- Sept 25, 2021. As the U.N. General Assembly met in New York City, a Global Solidarity Action called RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN gathered within sight and sound of the United Nations.
"We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity. Bearing witness to the violence and fear the Taliban is unleashing on Afghanistan will send a powerful message to the Afghan people – and women specifically – that they are not alone.''
" Just as importantly, it will remind the Taliban that we see what they are doing and will not back down until all Afghan people live with the full human rights they deserve."
Testimonies from Afghan women on the ground and RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) will be read.
Led by Afghan activists and artists Fatima Rahmati, Leeza Ahmady, Farah Arjang Vezvaee, Matin Maulawizada (co-founder Afghan Hands), Halema Wali (Afghans for a Better Tomorrow), poet Wazina Zondon, Sonita Alizada...
... with women’s rights activists "V" (formerly Eve Ensler) (founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising), Zainab Salbi, Jodie Evans (co-founder of CODEPINK), Manira Alva (Vice President, Political and Civic Engagement, of Vital Voices) and NYC Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams, musicians Morley Shanti Kamen, Chris Bruce, Neel Murgai, Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthi, Broadway stars Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), and Gerianne Perez (Waitress).
Factoid: Re the woman now called "V" : Since the 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina, she chose this as her new name, no longer wishing to use the surname of the father who abused her.
But, why no mention of the criminal actions of Biden and Company that caused this crisis. Biden restored the Taliban to power, causing the death and torture of the people of Afghanistan - not just the women. Their whole country was handed over to the tyranny of the Taliban.
Biden lied, they died. That’s no longer just an accusation. It’s now a fact, with Tuesday’s Senate testimony shredding President Biden’s nonsensical fictions about Afghanistan and confirming that he alone made the fateful decisions that created the chaotic and deadly withdrawal.
And WHY has Biden's government denied landing rights to the refugees from Afghanistan - but given Haitians free unfettered access to our southern border. ("Every single one of them should be let in to this country"- Eve Ensler)
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Organized by (Cut the Pentagon's Code Pinko and Vagina Monlogue's Eve Ensler aka "V", One Billion Rising Events seemed unaware of the Falun Dafa protesting next to them, who are suffering and being murdered by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
No surprise, since they PRAISE the murderous Winnie Mandela as a woman to be admired. However, since she has been exposed as “Mugger of the Nation” this is a stunning delusion (as is their belief that the Taliban will listen to their demands .... and change their ways).
Keeping with their delusional mindset, Ensler said today she is "Rising to Cut the Pentagon Budget;stop... (to stop) war and destruction until we create a feminist world foreign policy which really is reflecting human security and care and connection."
Tell the U.S. Congress and the White House to STOP funding the Department of Defense and use those funds to create change and better lives for its people.
Put the funds into education, housing, transportation, environmental needs, end mass incarceration.
Time for a Reality Check, ignoring their touchy-feely gobbledy-gook: "President Biden’s policy pronouncements may look great on bumper stickers, but they have fewer calories than Coke Zero."
"When the Global War on Terrorism started, the US identified something like 300 key al Qaeda leaders to be taken out. By the end of Obama’s presidency, we had killed about 3,000 of them.
Yet the core of al Qaeda hid in Iran and now are coming out to repopulate the movement. Donald Rumsfeld was right — you can’t just kill your way out of global terrorism.
In addition to hunting terrorists, what really kept al Qaeda and their ilk down all these years is that we deprived them of safe havens in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria."
(Didn't have my better video camera, couldn't adjust camera for intense back light off the East River.)
Concluding with this statement from "Rise For Revolution": "Women of the world and our allies stand with the women – and all vulnerable groups – of Afghanistan against imperialism, militarism, fundamentalism, and fascism. None of us are free until the women of Afghanistan are free. We believe the women of Afghanistan have the right to education, to travel, to freedom of movement, to jobs, to security, just having freedom to be able to breathe and be. We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment."
#1BillionRising told the United Nations NOT TO recognize #Afghanistan as a country! Told the world to be BETTER and not forget the Women of Afghanistan! We Are A Witness; We Are A Threat; We Are A Refusal; We Are A Wail; We Are A Joining; We Are A RISING!
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