They do so by using the language of everyday life and the language of the body.1 These modes of communication allow the women to implicate the system in their own terms and in the process blur the resistance-political economy divide. [...] She notes that an undue attention to the multiple ways in which the peasants “survive in the cracks and crevices of daily life” subdues the horrifying scene of the savagery of scarcity and the brutality of police terror (1992: 508). [...] Adopting the position of an advocate for the oppressed and the poor in Russia, Haiti and The United States, Paul Farmer (2003) focuses on the issue of structural violence. [...] This observation by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan captures the plight of Afghanistan, a battleground for the Cold War and the War on Terror. [...] The Mujahideen and the Taliban, the two regimes that brutalized the people of Afghanistan, formed part of the U. S.-trained military force of the Jehadis (anti-Soviet resistance fighters).
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