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Last week, October 9th, marked one year since the serene valley of Swat was suddenly overcome with pain and anguish at the bestial attack on Malala Yousafzai and other schoolgirls in the van taking them home as it rounded at an army checkpoint in the midst of a fundamentalist insurgency. Lal Khan of the Pakistani MarxistsThe Struggle discusses the wider politics behind these event and the hypocrisy of the subsequent media coverage.