Kathy Kelly

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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 09, 2014
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
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
'After 3,000 Years of Pain': Women's Liberation at Barefoot College
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Salt and Terror in Afghanistan
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Monday, January 20, 2014
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. ... A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional.
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Locked in Winter
KABUL — The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp began in Nadiai's home shortly after noon. She had rushed her son, who had a severe chest infection, to the hospital.
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Afghan Street Children Beg for Change
Kabul, Afghanistan is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by high rates of unemployment, families struggle to survive without adequate shelter, clothing, food or fuel. Winter is especially hard for refugee families.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan
I’ve been a guest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following a weeklong retreat with Colorado College students who are part of a course focused on nonviolence.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Thanking Bradley Manning in Kabul
A few evenings ago, as the sky began to darken here in Kabul, Afghanistan, a small group of the Afghan Peace Volunteers gathered for an informal presentation about WikiLeaks, its chief editor Julian Assange, and its most prominent contributor, Bradley Manning.
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