Tag Archives: Afghan Peace Volunteers
“In short,” says Chapman, the U.S. government “made things worse rather than better.”
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.
A single water pump serves all 700 families, and the water isn’t even potable.
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.
Hakim: We learnt to do something small and different from 14 years of the ‘same, old’ method of war, and exploitation.
War costs us everything and resolves nothing.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]