Friday May 20, 2022
Kathy Kelly

  • September 13, 2021

    An end to war?

    For many years, the United States claimed its mission in Afghanistan improved the lives of Afghan women and children. But essentially, the US war...

  • July 17, 2021

    Twenty years of war

    Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to...

  • March 19, 2020

    Stop the sanctions

    US sanctions against Iran, cruelly strengthened in March of 2018, continue a collective punishment of extremely vulnerable people. Presently, the US...

  • July 25, 2019

    So many lives

    Jehad Abusalim, a Palestinian now living in the United States, grew up Gaza. Last week, while addressing Chicago activists committed to ending...

  • February 18, 2019

    Afghan peace

    Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers...

  • December 06, 2018

    A respectful welcome

    Several days ago, I joined an unusual Skype call originated by young South Korean founders of ‘The Hope School’. Located on Jeju Island, the...

  • June 02, 2016

    Mutual trust

    Glancing upward at one of the six US manufactured aerostat blimps performing constant surveillance over Kabul, I wonder if the expensively high-tech...

  • January 13, 2016

    Surveillance in Kabul

    In Kabul, where the Afghan Peace Volunteers have hosted me in their community, the US military maintains a huge blimp equipped with cameras and...

  • December 23, 2015

    Flowers from Guantanamo

    Here in Kabul, young friends with the Afghan Peace Volunteers look forward to learning more about ‘The Tea Project’ in late December, when Aaron...