protestor-woman-megaphone-by-xenia-morguefile.jpgSeveral hundred women in Kabul, Afghanistan, many holding pictures of relatives killed by drug lords or Taliban militants, held a loud but nonviolent street protest today, demanding that President Hamid Karzai purge from his government anyone connected to corruption, war crimes or the Taliban.

500 men trailed behind the unusual display of political activism by women.

(Continue reading in the LA Times)

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  1. Women rising up for positive change is becoming a megatrend. This relatively small and courageous event could be of historical significance. To our sisters in Afghanistan: our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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