Tag Archives: Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers

Kathy Kelly | Building Trust in Afghanistan

What has brought a non-violent future closer to Afghanistan – giant sized military and surveillance systems or the accomplishments of young volunteers working to develop inter-ethnic projects?

The Idealist, Kathy Kelly

Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, Kelly’s idealism is backed by real action for peace in such war-torn places as Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan.

▶ Plant Trees, Not Bombs in Afghanistan

PLANT TREES NOT BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN It was the jolting vibrations that shook our senses, direction-less, nonetheless directed by fellow humans. Our eyes darted from mysterious fears of losing one another. “There’s been an explosion. Don’t come this way!”, torn by our unspoken wish to huddle together, as if madness could be scattered among the […]

Steve Clemens> Choosing Jail: Experimenting With Redemptive Suffering

Choosing Jail: Experimenting With Redemptive Suffering by Steve Clemens. June 11, 2012   Mennonista It was in reading Mohandas Gandhi that I first learned about his “experiments with truth” – a term he used in perfecting the tactics of nonviolent resistance to the apartheid regime in South Africa and the British colonial occupation of his […]

Kathy Kelly> The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Common Dreams The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability by Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a […]

Kathy Kelly> Cold, Cold Heart

Cold, Cold Heart Kathy Kelly   02/14/2012 4:17 pm  Huffington Post It’s Valentine’s Day, and opening the little cartoon on the Google page brings up a sentimental animation with Tony Bennett singing “why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart.” Here in Dubai, where I’m awaiting a visa to visit […]

Steve Clemens> Child Victims of War

Feast of the Holy Innocents Steve Clemens>  Holy Innocents Talk at St Joan of Arc – Dec 28, 2011 Mennonista The President announced two weeks ago that the war in Iraq is over. The TV cameras showed the convoy of military trucks driving out of Iraq into Kuwait. All US Troops are now out of Iraq […]

Noam Chomsky> Interview with Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers> World Militarization

Noam Chomsky> The U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement is ‘Part of Global Program of World Militarization” Noam Chomsky    Published: Saturday 17 December 2011   Nation of Change “It is well understood among the military leadership and also the political leadership in the United States and its allies, that they cannot achieve a military solution of […]

Occupy the Afghan Airwaves December 21!> Voices for Creative Nonviolence

On the 21st of December 2011, use your Skype or phone to converse with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers: To arrange a date and time, go to http://globaldaysoflistening.org  and write to globaldaysoflistening@gmail.com We thank Prof. Noam Chomsky for speaking to the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers during last month’s Global Days of Listening on the International day of Peace. We are the […]