Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell is a co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence and lives on a Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa.

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“Over and over again in history the Church has become so corrupt it just cries out to heaven for vengeance.”(Photo: Elvis Kennedy/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, August 31, 2018
Catholic Support for War: Another Child Abuse Scandal
On August 14, a report from a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania identified 300 Catholic priests across the state who had sexually abused more than 1,000 children. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Two Interrogations, Gina Haspel and Adolf Eichmann
On May 9, Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s choice for head of the Central Intelligence Agency, testified at her Senate confirmation hearing in Washington, DC . Some senators questioned her about her tenure, in 2002, as CIA station chief in Thailand. There, the agency ran one of the “black sites” where...
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Brian in custody of the secret service. (Photo: Courtesy of Brian Terrell) Views
Monday, January 15, 2018
Solidarity from Central Cellblock to Guantanamo
On Thursday, January 11, the sixteenth anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was marked by a coalition of 15 human rights organizations gathered in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House in Washington, DC. An interfaith prayer...
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  The blockade of Yemen is an atrocious crime of the highest category, a violation of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international pacts. Views
Friday, December 15, 2017
A Story of Two Blockades: New York City and Yemen
On December 11, in response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, more than 50 concerned people including representatives of various peace, justice and human rights organizations and communities, gathered in New York City’s Ralph Bunche Park, across First Avenue from the United Nations. Our...
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Trump's Call for More War in Afghanistan Was a Vicious Racist Rant
On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new...
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Friday, August 26, 2016
What Makes a Hate Group?
“As a matter of fact, you have had a person attend your protests in Camp Douglas who has threatened to kill our Deputies.” This piece of startling news was revealed to me in a letter from Juneau County, Wisconsin, Undersheriff Craig Stuchlik dated July 25 . I had written to the sheriff’s department...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Life Goes On Under the Helicopters and the Terrible Cost of Avoiding the Dangers of Kabul
When I arrived at the Kabul International Airport on November 4, I was unaware that the same day the New York Times published an article, “ Life Pulls Back in Afghan Capital, as Danger Rises and Troops Recede .” My friends Abdulhai and Ali, 17 years old, young men I have known since my first visit...
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Monday, May 25, 2015
Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings- President Obama and the Fog of War
When President Barack Obama apologized on April 23 to the families of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an American and an Italian, both hostages killed in a drone attack in Pakistan in January, he blamed their tragic deaths on the “fog of war.” “This operation was fully consistent with the...
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Monday, October 06, 2014
Air War Begins Over Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. Drone Protesters in Court in Missouri, October 7, 2014.
On October 7 , thirteen years to the day from the beginning of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Georgia Walker, an activist in Kansas City, will be arraigned in US District Court in Jefferson City, Missouri. They have been summoned to answer charges...
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(Photo: John Amidon) Views
Saturday, May 31, 2014
'Force Protection Alpha'... Coming to a Town Near You
On April 15, 2014, when the story broke on the world that the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert program of assassination by remotely controlled drones is not distinct from the drone program of the U.S. Air Force as we had been told, I was on the “Sacred Peace Walk,” an event sponsored each...
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