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Kathy Kelly

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

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Afghans could be forgiven for feeling paralyzed and defeated by controlling elites who ignore their most basic human needs. Yet every day, Afghan communities reject continued war and call for peace. more

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Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? more

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“War costs us everything and resolves nothing.” more

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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

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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

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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

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