Janelle Brown has a story in Salon about RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. For more about RAWA, you can also check out Beneath the Veil, the documentary about women in Afghanistan that I mentioned back in August. I found her comments on the Northern Alliance to be particularly interesting:
We condemn the cooperation of the United States with the Northern Alliance. This is another nightmare for our people — the Northern Alliance are the second Taliban.
The Northern Alliance are hypocrites: They say they are for democracy and human rights, but we can’t forget the black experience we had with them. Seventy-year-old grandmothers were raped during their rule, thousands of girls were raped, thousands were killed and tortured. They are the first government that started this tragedy in Afghanistan.