Tag Archives: Afghan Peace Volunteers

On Purpose, In Kabul by Kathy Kelly

“In short,” says Chapman, the U.S. government “made things worse rather than better.”

Digging Deeper, Afghanistan, by Kathy Kelly

On May 13, a single-file procession of Pashto men started off on a 400-mile trek along dusty roads from Helmand to Kabul, to call for the Afghan government and the warring parties to end the war.

Refugees: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option, by Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young

One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

Kathy Kelly | What Being a Refugee in Afghanistan Means

A single water pump serves all 700 families, and the water isn’t even potable.

Kathy Kelly | Group Calls for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.

#ENOUGH! WE CAN RESPOND TO THE TEARS OF KUNDUZ REFUGEE, ABDUL FATAH

Hakim: We learnt to do something small and different from 14 years of the ‘same, old’ method of war, and exploitation.

#ENOUGH: Thunderclap for Peace | The People’s Agreement to Abolish War

War costs us everything and resolves nothing.

▶ Kathy Kelly: “When You Are Free, I Will Be Free”

Kathy is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author, founder of Voices in the Wilderness and now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spoke about the Christian Peacemakers Team and their role and incarceration in Iraq and about U.S. militarism and activism and dedication to peacemaking. Link to  videos of Peacestock’s The War on […]

Kathy Kelly: Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, noted that NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot new methods as NATO commits itself to sustaining combat on the part of Afghan forces. At the gate of Emergency Hospital, Kabul […]

Kathy Kelly: Another 58.6 Billion for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan?

Americans have a right to learn about people bearing the consequences of U.S. war, but there is scant incentive to exercise this right in a society where militarism is glorified and military spokespeople continually assure the U.S. public that U.S. militarism has improved the lives of women and children in Afghanistan. By Kathy Kelly  HuffingtonPost.com […]

Kathy Kelly/Dr. Hakim: Celebrating the International Day of Nonviolence in Kabul, Afghanistan

International Day of Nonviolence in Afghanistan: “Where there is love, their is life.” Dr. Hakim  4th October 2014 Kabul–“I woke up with the blast of another bomb explosion this morning,” Imadullah told me. “I wonder how many people were killed.” Imadullah, an 18 year old Afghan Peace Volunteer, (APV), from Badakhshan, had joined me at […]

Steve Clemens: Going to Jail as Solidarity, Doing Time in Des Moines

 Drone Protest Trial By Steve Clemens  Mennonista   June 27, 2014 I spent 20 hours on the boundary between discomfort and pain. I thought of Martin Luther King writing about redemptive suffering and offered my time in the noisy, cold, boring void of the Polk County Jail on behalf of my despondent and discouraged friends in […]

Fly Kites, Not Drones

Two videos, one in Como Park, St. Paul MN and one in Afghanistan. On May 10, 2014 Women Against Military Madness sponsored a Fly Kites Not Drones gathering at Como Park in St. Paul MN, a day to bring  children who decorated their own kites and then flew them. The kite flyers attracted a lot of […]

Steve Clemens, Witness Against Drones: Reaping the Whirlwind

Reaping the Whirlwind By Steve Clemens  Mennonista  March 17, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. The tears were streaming down […]

Kathy Kelly: Salt and Terror in Afghanistan

5¢ a child by Kathy Kelly  Direct to Rise Up Times  February 5, 2014 Two weeks ago in a room in Kabul, Afghanistan, I joined several dozen people, working seamstresses, some college students, socially engaged teenagers and a few visiting internationals like myself, to discuss world hunger. Our emphasis was not exclusively on their own country’s worsening […]

Kathy Kelly: Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

By Kathy Kelly  December 30, 2013    Kabul, Afghanistan is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home.  Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.  Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by high rates of unemployment, families struggle […]

From Afghan youth to leaders of today: Daylight is almost here

The daylight of a global awakening By Dr. Hakim  16 September 2013  Voices for Creative Nonviolence  VCNV.org We, the Afghan Peace Volunteers, are finding strength amidst our dark nights because, in the daylight of a global awakening, we see people throughout the world refusing to comply with oppressive systems.   We see that we aren’t alone […]

[Video] Kathy Kelly> The Cost of War and Nonviolent Noncooperation

Kathy Kelly, Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago   Kathy Kelly is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author and founder of Voices in the Wilderness but now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She lives in Chicago. IL when she is not speaking all over the world and residing in Afghanistan or […]

Kathy Kelly> Tales in a Kabul Restaurant

The Afghan Atrocities Update by Kathy Kelly  May 21, 2013 Kabul–Since 2009, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has maintained a grim record we call the “The Afghan Atrocities Update” which gives the dates, locations, numbers and names of Afghan civilians killed by NATO forces.  Even with details culled from news reports, these data can’t help but […]

Nao Rozi> Afghanistan veterans commit suicide from a good conscience

Nao Rozi: I was an Afghan soldier for 2 years and had combat roles.  Our Journey To Smile Published on Apr 3, 2013 Excerpts of Video Transcript Nao Rozi: I was an Afghan soldier for 2 years and had combat roles. Hakim: What did you learn from your experience? Nao Rozi: If I think about the root issues, philosophy since […]