Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly, a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and is presently a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul. Kathy Kelly's email is kathy@vcnv.org

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 8:15am
Stop the Killing
On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a U.S. military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brutality following graduation...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00am
'Silence Is Complicity': Challenging Drone Warfare in US Court
On October 7, 2014, 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 was based on their participation, at Whiteman Air Force Base, in a June 1 st 2014 rally protesting drone...
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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:45pm
A Teacher in Kabul
Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life’s harsh lessons. Years ago and miles from here, when he was a child in the province of Bamiyan, and before he...
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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:15am
'Borderfree': Creating Freedom and Beauty in a World at War
Here in Kabul, Sherri Maurin and I are guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ recently formed live-in community for young women. Hollyhocks in the garden reach as high as the second floor of our living space. Rose bushes, morning glories and four-o-clocks have bloomed, and each day we eat tomatoes...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:45pm
The Jobless City of Kabul and the Works of War
KABUL, Afghanistan—Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Harassing the Drones
Kabul—On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard’s 174 th Attack Wing at Hancock Field (near Syracuse) where weaponized Reaper drones are...
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:15pm
Bowe Bergdahl and the Voice of War
During my recent visit to Gangjeong, on Jeju Island, South Korea, where a protest community has struggled for years to block construction of a U.S. military base, conversations over delicious meals in the community kitchen were a delightful daily event. At lunchtime on my first day there I met...
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:15am
A Pivot on the Peace Island
Jeju Island, South Korea – For the past two weeks, I’ve been in the Republic of Korea (ROK), as a guest of peace activists living in Gangjeong Village on ROK’s Jeju Island. Gangjeong is one of the ROK’s smallest villages, yet activists here, in their struggle against the construction of a massive...
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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:18am
'After 3,000 Years of Pain': Women's Liberation at Barefoot College
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:32am
Salt and Terror in Afghanistan
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