Kathy Kelly: During vigils at the Naval Base, in front of the detention center and at the District Court House, we hold banners, one of which says “Disarm Trident, Love One Another.”
Kathy Kelly: The walkers are calling on warring parties in Afghanistan to end the war. Most of the men making the journey are wearing sandals.
Kathy Kelly: Ongoing battles between militants, government forces, and international allies have destroyed much of Kabul’s water infrastructure, forcing people to drill their own wells.
Kathy Kelly: The Security Council resolutions invoked by the Saudis name the Houthis as a warring party in Yemen and call for an embargo, so the Houthis can’t acquire more weapons.
Kathy Kelly: In war-torn Afghanistan, there’s a desperate need to rebuild agricultural infrastructure and help people grow their own food. People verging on despair feel encouraged by possibilities of replenishing and repairing their soil.
Kathy Kelly: This heart-breaking tragedy underscores, yet again, just how devastating Yemen’s conflict continues to be for civilians.
Kelly Kelly: Not even one of the 41 prisoners now in Guantanamo was captured by the U.S. military on a battlefield.
Kathy Kelly: The nightmare of famine and disease those peaceful youths anticipated has become a horrid reality, and their city of Ta’iz is transformed into a battlefield.
Kathy Kelly: Powerful people in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Sudan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Senegal and Jordan have colluded with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince to prolong the war against Yemen.
uring 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 travel, Voices activists helped organize meetings for them with a range […]
Kathy Kelly: The mothers’ travails echo across Afghanistan, where one-third of the population lives below the poverty line (earning less than $2 a day) and a further 50 percent are barely above this.
Kathy Kelly: Ordinary Iranians might well think that whatever discontent they have with their own government the U.S. is their most implacable and most immediate enemy.
Kathy Kelly: An estimated one million people died during a famine that began because of blighted potato crops but became an “artificial famine” because Ireland’s British occupiers lacked the political will to justly distribute resources and food.