Tag Archives: Voices for Creative Nonviolence

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.

Kathy Kelly | The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

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.

“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.”

▶ 21 Arrested | Witness Against Torture members confront state violence at the Capitol

21, including Voices’ [for Creative Nonviolence] Brian Terrell, Arrested for Protest at US Capitol 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. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

DRONES: Free Online Screening on July 30th — You’ll Want to See This

There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. By David Swanson  WarIsACrime.org  July 28, 2014 The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It’s wonderful. I was […]

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: Locked in Winter

The vast expenditures of the U.S. government and its client here simply can’t be designated as contributions toward “security.” These funds have contributed to insecurity and danger while failing to address basic human needs.  By Kathy Kelly  January 6, 2014  Direct to Rise Up Times Kabul — The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp began in Nadiai’s […]

Voices Anti-Drones Walk to Be Featured in New Documentary Film

Walking the Walk: a March against Drone Warfare    a film by James Knight, Caneyhead Pictures  vcnv.org  Voices for Creative Nonviolence In June of 2013, a group of peace activists set out for a walk across Iowa to protest the Predator drone control center planned for the Iowa National Guard Air Base in Des Moines. […]

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 […]

On United States Intervention in Syria: Remember a Few Things

As an outsider, I cannot pretend to know what the answer is to resolving this conflict, providing justice to those who have been harmed, or building a stable and inclusive Syria for all its inhabitants.  I am not sure that anyone knows. The Arab and Muslim states and various militias are divided by their specific interests. […]

[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 […]

Dennis Bernstein> The Grass Roots Battle to End the Drone War

Kelly said that the tragic bottom line is that the military is engaged, first and foremost, in a program of pacification to pave the way for US corporate hegemony over vital and sometimes rare natural resources in Afghanistan. She asserts that “the US wants be able to control the pricing and the flow, of resources […]

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 […]