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DN! Peace Activist Kathy Kelly on Reparations for Afghanistan and What the U.S. Owes After Decades of War
“I think we would have to look to the U.N. and groups that have a reputation for being able to truly assist people in Afghanistan, and then reparations through dismantling the war system.”
Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.
VFP Chapter 27 members join the Close the DesMoines Drone Command Center action in Iowa
“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.
January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.
Jan Egeland, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), says that seven million Yemeni people are on the brink of famine.
Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.
A single water pump serves all 700 families, and the water isn’t even potable.
“Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” Anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact on August 27, 1928
On August 27, 1928, fifteen nations signed the pact at Paris. Later, an additional forty-seven nations followed suit, so the pact was eventually signed by most of the established nations in the world. The U.S. Senate ratified the agreement by a vote of 85–1.
The US Peace Memorial Foundation has awarded its 2015 Peace Prize to The Honorable Kathy F. Kelly for inspiring nonviolence and risking her own life and freedom for peace and the victims of war.
Kelly: Saturday is the anniversary of our loss of Dr. King, who, on an April 4th exactly one year before his death, told us that “we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway.”
activist Bruce Gagnon writes: “From the point of view of corporate capital we are all expendable. We are not going to defeat these corporate forces by remaining isolated inside our single-issue silos … There is a direct connection between the massive $1 trillion a year Pentagon budget [ ] and the destruction of social progress. There is a direct connection between the military’s huge carbon bootprint and climate change.”
▶ Global Day of Action Against Torture and Drone Assassination, Minneapolis & Columbus, OH | So I Was Waterboarded
The summary of the torture report was released, and the dutiful US media did everything it could to change the story. The reasoning behind this was simple: it was in the best interest of the United States government to conceal the fact that 1 out of 4 people that were sodomized, waterboarded, or otherwise tortured by the US government were completely innocent.
When I went to trial, the military prosecutor told the judge, “Your Honor, Ms. Kelly is in grave need of rehabilitation.” But I think it’s our policy that’s in grave need of rehabilitation. We’ve already spent $1 trillion on warfare in Afghanistan and will be spending another $120 billion. The Pentagon wants $57 billion for this year alone. We’re squandering resources that are sorely needed at home and abroad to solve extremely serious problems our world is facing, problems like the climate crisis and global poverty.
Patrick Kennelly writes from Kabul. By Patrick Kennelly VCNV.org December 17, 2014 I am sending this article on behalf of Patrick Kennelly who is representing Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Kabul. —Kathy Kelly The year 2014 marks the deadliest year in Afghanistan for civilians, fighters, and foreigners. The situation has reached a new low […]
It’s one thing to read about the shameful racism and discrimination of the U.S. criminal justice system. It’s quite another to sit next to a woman who is facing ten or more years in prison, isolated from children she has not held in years, and to learn from her about the circumstances that led to […]
Kathy Kelly and Georgia Walker to be tried on December 10th, International Human Rights Day Kathy Kelly (Kathy@vcnv.org), Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org) October 7, 2014 (Today) Kathy Kelly and Georgia Walker appeared before Judge Matt Whitworth in Jefferson City, MO, federal court on a charge of criminal trespass to a military facility. The charge […]