Kathy Kelly


Kathy Kelly ( co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence ( While in Kabul, she is a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers ( 



It would take a very stable genius to close Guantanamo. more

Jan 11, 2018 12:25 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


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Veterans for Peace are working to recover the original purpose of Armistice Day—calling for adequate psychological and material support for veterans, and above all to abolish wars. more

Nov 10, 2017 8:00 AM Op-Eds

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Kathy Kelly

Kabul, formerly one of the safest places in Afghanistan, has now become one of the most dangerous. more

Oct 31, 2017 12:10 PM Dispatches


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One example: U.S. ally Israel, which possesses an estimated 80 nuclear warheads, with material for up to 200, poses the real nuclear threat in the region. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:10 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


Misako Chida

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representatives just took a step toward ending the conflict. We need to pressure them to do more. more

Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM Dispatches

Instead of tolerating endless war in Afghanistan, we need to demand that the United States pay reparations for the suffering and destruction it has already caused. more

Jun 7, 2017 1:15 PM Dispatches

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We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. more

Apr 20, 2017 2:09 PM Dispatches


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We bear responsibility for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia. Corporations like General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, have profited massively. more

Mar 22, 2017 1:43 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The beauty and the tragedy of everyday life in a war zone. more

Dec 9, 2016 4:01 PM Dispatches

When the United States acts as “global policeman,” we do to other nations what those two officers did to Alton Sterling. more

Jul 7, 2016 3:08 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Ordinary people everywhere should demand that international disputes be resolved by non-military means. more

Jun 22, 2016 6:10 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

I wondered how Ellis’s guidelines for conflict resolution could be useful to people in the United States. more

Dec 21, 2015 9:32 PM Dispatches

In Kabul I have often encountered women who walk long distances, desperate for help and clutching a rumor of work or sustenance more

Dec 10, 2015 3:21 PM Magazine

“There are no words for how terrible it was.” more

Oct 6, 2015 1:42 AM Dispatches

“War costs us everything and resolves nothing.” more

Oct 1, 2015 3:55 PM Dispatches

Constructing prisons and filling prisons with people who posed little or no threat to our security didn't happen clandestinely, without our consent. We watched, mesmerized perhaps, and allowed ourselves to become a country with the world's ... more

Mar 17, 2015 3:57 PM Dispatches

Editor's note: On January 23, Kathy Kelly, a frequent contributor to The Progressive's website and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will begin serving a three-month sentence in federal prison for attempting to deliver a loaf of ... more

Jan 22, 2015 7:48 PM Dispatches

In the past few years, the Pentagon has issued several reports concurring that the greatest threat to US national security is posed by climate change and potential environmental disasters. Image credit: The U.S. Army on Flickr more

Dec 2, 2014 6:01 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images more

Nov 24, 2014 2:44 PM Dispatches

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 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field... more

Jul 22, 2014 3:03 PM Dispatches 4 Comments