Commemorating International Women’s Day
- Category: Reports
- Written by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
- Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kabul; March 8, 2020: Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) celebrated International Women’s Day during a gathering with the theme of “Respect the progressive subject of 8th March by resolute struggle against imperialism, fundamentalism and patriarchy!”
At the start, the facilitator spoke of the disastrous situation of deprived Afghan women; called the rule of occupiers and their local lackeys as the main factor for the miseries of women; and emphasized on the united struggle women as the only path for women’s emancipation from the shackles of enslavement, and end of discrimination, injustice and inequality.
Ms. Zala, representing SPA, said:
“During the last 19 years, Afghan women must have realized that USA and its local lackeys not only haven’t freed them from the captivity and chains of the ruling fundamentalism and patriarchy virus, but, by funding and propagation of fundamentalism and wheeling and dealing with Taliban, avenged from Afghan women, so by imprisonment and repressing more than half of the society through its religious minions, avoid the all-out insurrection of the bereaved Afghan women and men against occupation.”
Regarding the recent treacherous wheeling and dealing of US government with oppressing and misogynist, she said:
“…and an arrangement is going on that US, in a new deal, decorate the brutal Taliban and make them wear suit, enforce them on our people in the ironic guise of ‘peace’. Peace is deeply linked to justice, democracy and freedom, and the sacrifice of people’s interest, peace never have been and never will be achieved in any country. We have repeatedly stated that peace with the bloodthirsty Taliban will be start of another season of war and disaster in the country. These ruling criminal groups, including Taliban, are the procreations of foreign intelligence agencies and are keeping the interests of an specific country, therefore, because of their masters’ clash of interests, they will not reach a deal to divide the power, and soon or late, they tear each other’s bellies.”
Talking on the essence of elections in an occupied country and specifically talking on the fraudulent recent elections in Afghanistan, she added:
“In the last 19 years, not only the orchestrated elections haven’t solved any of our people’s problems, but it has been a treacherous process to deepen the ethnic, lingual and regional division, and have further blazed fire of national division. Our people have realized that under the ominous shadow of occupation, if many other elections of such types are held, only the most traitor-to-homeland and the one dedicated to US government’s interest can find his way to the presidential palace.
We believe that election, as one of the democratic principles, can only find its real meaning in an independent and free Afghanistan –void from fundamentalism virus.”
Ustad Rabi Popal
Then, Khatira, a young female party member, recited the poem, I Am the Pain. Later, Laila, another party member, spoke about the struggle and life of two revolutionary women, Comandanta Ramona and Tamara Bunke.
Strings, a semi-professional leftist band, performed some protest songs and then Ustad Rabi Popal, sitar player, played some instrumental pieces.
The program ended with theatrical performance by Poya Theater Group, depicting some of Ms. Bulqis Roshan, outspoken Afghan woman MP, struggles against war criminals and ruling class.