Kathy Kelly

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Let Yemenis Live
On May 2, 2017, before becoming Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, as Minister of Defense, spoke about the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, a war he orchestrated since March of 2015. “A long war is in our interest,” he said, explaining that the Houthi rebels would eventually run...
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Thursday, November 23, 2017
On the Quality of Mercy
During the spring of 1999, as part of Voices in the Wilderness’s campaign to end indiscriminately lethal U.S./U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, the Fellowship of Reconciliation arranged for two Nobel Peace laureates, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire, to visit the country. Before their...
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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Let’s Celebrate Peace
Wilfred Owen, an English poet who was killed in action exactly one week before the Armistice that finally ended World War I was signed, wrote about the horrors of living in trenches and enduring gas warfare. In “The Parable of the Old Man and the Young,” he revises the Biblical narrative about...
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"Big amounts of money coming from the U.S. military destroys us," Zarghuna said. "But small amounts that are given to the people can help change lives and make them a little better." Views
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Afghan Women Beg Key Question: What on Earth Has This War Accomplished?
On a recent Friday at the Afghan Peace Volunteers ' (APV) Borderfree Center, here in Kabul, thirty mothers sat cross-legged along the walls of a large meeting room. Masoumah, who co-coordinates the Center's "Street Kids School" project, had invited the mothers to a parents meeting. Burka-clad women...
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran
Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “ an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind their backs” at a supposed nuclear research facility which was actually producing...
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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Violence Spreads the Famine, and the Famine Will Spread Violence
In relation to conflict-driven famines, it becomes even more imperative to resist the U.S. government's allocation of $700 billion to the Department of Defense.
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airstrike in Sana'a, Yemen Views
Saturday, July 22, 2017
At Every Door
I come and stand at every door But none shall hear my silent tread I knock and yet remain unseen — Nazim Hikmet On July 18, 2017, at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing focused on "The Four Famines: Root Causes and a Multilateral Action Plan," Republican Sen. Todd Young, a former...
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Monday, July 03, 2017
What Does War Generate?
At an April, 2017 Symposium on Peace in Nashville, TN, Martha Hennessy spoke about central tenets of Maryhouse, a home of hospitality in New York City, where Martha often lives and works. Every day, the community there tries to abide by the counsels of Dorothy Day, Martha’s grandmother, who co-...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
"Would You Like a Drink of Water?" Please Ask a Yemeni Child
This week, in New York City, representatives from more than100 countries will begin collaborating on an international treaty, first proposed in 2016, to ban nuclear weapons forever. It makes sense for every country in the world to seek a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons. It would make even...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
Feed the Hungry, Treat the Sick: A Crucial Training
On June 15, 2017, the New York Times reported that the government of Saudi Arabia aims to ease the concerns of some U.S. legislators over U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis plan to engage in “a $750 million multiyear training program through the American military to help prevent the...
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