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Kathy Kelly

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Kathy Kelly (Kathy@vcnv.org) co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence (vcnv.org). While in Kabul, she is a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers (ourjourneytosmile.com). 

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ourjourneytosmile.com

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

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

In early April 2014, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.” So far, the U.S. military has sp... more

Apr 14, 2014 5:48 PM Dispatches

In Atlanta this month, the King Center announced its "Choose Nonviolence" campaign, calling on people to incorporate the symbolism of bell-ringing into their Martin Luther King holiday observance as a means of showing their commitment to Dr... more

Jan 21, 2014 6:30 PM Dispatches

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 hi... more

Dec 30, 2013 4:41 PM Dispatches

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, Br... more

May 29, 2013 10:05 PM Dispatches

Since 2009, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has maintained a grim record we call the "The Afghan Atrocities Update." It gives the dates, locations, numbers and names of Afghan civilians killed by NATO forces.Even with details culled from news rep... more

May 21, 2013 5:41 PM Dispatches

Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated "Shock and Awe" attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them. I was living in Baghdad at the time, along with other Voices in the Wilderness activists dete... more

Mar 19, 2013 2:30 PM Dispatches

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