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Stories by Kathy Kelly
Kathy Kelly (Kathy@vcnv.org) co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org)
After the Israeli Assault: Truth and Trauma On the Ground in Gaza
Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The 8-day Israeli offensive in November was nonstop, relentless and everywhere. One Israeli airstrike killed 10 members of one family.
'Soft Necks Will Not Be Slaughtered': Why the Afghan War Needs Peace Talks
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Afghan activists say a resolution of the conflict in their country hinges on ejecting foreigners and facilitating negotiations with the Taliban.
Campaign to Ban Homeless in Colorado Springs Going After Wrong Target
Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: CounterPunch
Our addiction to war has led to a perverse use of resources that could house and feed our neighbors instead of destroying homes and villages abroad.
In Pakistan, Those Who Survive Drone Attacks May Well 'Die Slowly' in Refugee Camps
Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: PULSE
Many refugees living in tent encampments or abandoned buildings may soon start dying from preventable disease.
'The Pianist' of Baghdad -- Losing Music to the Ruins of War
Posted on: Apr 17, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
In the chaos of Baghdad, two Iraqi musicians struggle to preserve their music school. All that remains after looting is a song of peace.
Letter from Baghdad: A Moment of Understanding
Posted on: Apr 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Peace activists, Iraqis, journalists, and soldiers on patrol in Baghdad are all disgusted with war and its aftermath.
Bombs Do Not Discriminate
Posted on: Apr 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet
A resident of Baghdad says of the U.S. bombardment of her city, "From the simplest people to the highest people, all have suffered."
The Morning After "Shock and Awe"
Posted on: Mar 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet
A peace activist in Baghdad writes of the spring morning that followed a terror-ridden night of aerial bombardment.
The Pain of Victims, the Illness of Victors
Posted on: Mar 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Hours before the bombing began, the founder of Voices in the Wilderness wrote from Baghdad of the soul-sickness that plagues those forced to fight wars dreamt up in antiseptic think tanks.
Let There Be Life
Posted on: Mar 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet
An American in Baghdad watches the UN pullout and wonders who will protect the Iraqi children.
Who We Are
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