Tag Archives: Kathy Kelly

Iowa Action at Des Moines Drone Command Center, March 17, 2019

VFP Chapter 27 members join the Close the DesMoines Drone Command Center action in Iowa

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.

41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo and Solidarity from Central Cellblock

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.

Kathy Kelly | In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones

Jan Egeland, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), says that seven million Yemeni people are on the brink of famine.

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.

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 | What’s at Stake?

Julia, a University student who wants to become an interpreter working with diplomats, said that she is glad and grateful never to have lived through a war.” I always want to choose words instead of weapons,” Julia said.

“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.

Kathy Kelly Awarded 2015 Peace Prize

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.

“The Cost of War, the Price of Peace”: Take an Online course with Kathy Kelly this summer, July 1 to August 31

      Dear Friends, Warm greetings, from Kabul.I’ll return to the U.S. in time to begin teaching an online course, July 1 – August 31.  The school was organized by ZMagazine, but is now called “The World Institute for Social Change.” I’m eager to give it a try but am anxious I’ll feel like a […]

Kathy Kelly: Sing Another Song

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.”

Kathy Kelly | Crosscurrents: Refusing “Safety” and Recommitting to Each Other

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.

Medea Benjamin: An interview with peace activist Kathy Kelly

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: The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

 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 […]

Kathy Kelly: Drones and Discrimination — Kick the Habit

 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 […]

Evergreene Digest: Kathy Kelly Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court

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 […]

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 […]

Kathy Kelly’s Challenge: Witness, Courage, Compassion, Becoming

Nobody who reads this book could ever accuse Kathy Kelly of being “too big for her britches.” Time and time again, she confronts “unspeakable evil,” and manages to maintain her quiet dignity and never loses sight of the humanity that may be touched–even in the tormentors who confront her and others. “What does the Lord […]