This weekend, the situation stands poised to become dramatically worse with the apparently imminent bombing, by Saudi Arabia, one of the U.S.’ closest allies, of the aid lifeline which is the port of Hodeida.
Given alarming reports about near famine conditions in Yemen, it seems the only ethical “side” for outsiders to choose would be that of children and families afflicted by hunger and disease.
Trump’s slashing of US contributions to UN relief agencies must be condemned as the exact opposite of what the US can and should do.
In FY 2016, the U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees, but Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world took in 117,000 new refugees and migrants in 2016, and hosts more than 255,000 refugees from Somalia.
Kathy Kelly: Voices delegation members cultivated a passion to tell people about what they had seen and heard while visiting Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and other Iraqi cities.
Kathy Kelly: Trump’s victory hinged on the Democrats’ refusal to offer more than token resistance to militarism and rising inequality.
Kathy Kelly: We can never be acquitted of our responsibility to continue breaking the terrible silence surrounding unjust executions that afflict people of color in the U.S.
In 2016, more people were killed in Chicago by gun violence than in New York City and Los Angeles combined. The number killed represented a 58% increase over the number killed in 2015.
ince the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, I’ve given daily thought to the more alarming aspects of Trump culture. Conversations among friends have been quite helpful, both here in the U.S. and in faraway Kabul, from where I recently returned. It becomes hard to envision constructive responses to Trumpism without […]
Kathy Kelly: Shukria says that sometimes she considers suicide but then thinks of the two children. Today, she has no food to serve them lunch.
At a time when Afghan refugees most need compassion, they are among the millions being told to go back where they came from, even if they face death and destitution upon return.
Kathy Kelly: If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?
Kathy Kelly: Can we ask ourselves: which has ever brought a peaceful future nearer to people in Afghan or U.S. neighborhoods– weaponized military and surveillance systems or the efforts of concerned neighbors seeking justice?