In Chicago and around the world, Kathy Kelly has found that production and sales of weapons lead to deaths of innocents. She urges us to divest!
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About Kathy Kelly
Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. From 1996 – 2003, Voices activists formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “Shock and Awe” bombing. They have also lived alongside people during warfare in Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua.
Entries by Kathy Kelly
The US surveilles Afghanistan from on high, seeking places to bomb. Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) assess conditions in Afghanistan by seeking the poor & meeting their needs.
The ongoing Saudi-led, US-backed war in Yemen is called “Operation Restoring Hope.” Kathy Kelly restores real hope by amplifying the voices of those whose loved ones have been disappeared.
The United States is enabling a Saudi-led war against Yemen that recently bombed a bus full of children. Kathy Kelly explores why the US is participating in this atrocity, and demands we stop.
Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul are helping to create a better world by rejecting militarism and building a peace economy.
At a fast and vigil near a naval submarine base in Georgia, Kathy Kelly and her fellow activists stand in solidarity with those awaiting trial for their civil disobedience of symbolically beating swords into plowshares. They strive to call attention to the horror of nuclear war and prevent it by persuading the world to disarm.
“[T}he U.S. [seeks] security through dominance and military might. … The Helmand to Kabul peace walkers display a better means of securing peace: the path of fellowship with our neighbors on this planet, of living simply so that others might simply live, and of willingness to share, even partially, in the human hardship and precarity others face.” – Kathy Kelly
“My young Afghan friends show steady resilience in the face of war and destitution. They are growing up with a keen sense of the importance of water for life and the essential need to share resources.” – Kathy Kelly
In Kabul, Kathy Kelly finds solidarity among the Afghan youth suffering from war and youth in the United States suffering from gun violence and considers “the idea that international teen solidarity could challenge both the U.S. military and the National Rifle Association to end assaults on human life.”
“The “good guys” shaping and selling U.S. foreign policy and weapon sales exemplify the heartless indifference of the smugglers who gamble human life in exceedingly dangerous crossings,” Kathy Kelly laments.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.