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Jun 9, 2016, 12:00am Kathy Kelly
Razia, Maya, Sabia, Kathy, Libby and Buddy participate in a walk from Chicago to Thomson prison. (VCNV photos.)Along with VCNV companions, I'm part of a 150 mile walk from Chicago to Thomson, IL, a small town in northwest Illinois where the...
May 31, 2016, 12:37pm Kathy Kelly
Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe...
May 24, 2016, 8:26pm Kathy Kelly
Jessica Reznicek arrested outside of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Nebraska. (Photo via Tumblr.)Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol...
Feb 25, 2016, 9:00pm Kathy Kelly
Camp Douglas, WI — On Tuesday, Brian Terrell and I, peace activists with Voices for Creative Nonviolence, were arrested when we attempted to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter to drone operators at Volk Field — an Air National Guard...
Oct 26, 2015, 6:43pm Kathy Kelly
“These are people who had been working hard for months, non-stop for the past week. They had not gone home, they had not seen their families, they had just been working in the hospital to help people… and now they are dead. These people are...
Aug 25, 2015, 5:59pm Kathy Kelly
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy...
Feb 21, 2015, 11:30am Kathy Kelly
After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an “In Brief” item, on p. 2A of...
Jan 23, 2015, 3:02pm Kathy Kelly
January 22, 2015 -  The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address:  for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow, I’ll live at FMC Lexington, in the satellite prison camp for women, adjacent to...
Jul 23, 2014, 5:43am Kathy Kelly
Kabul— On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing at Hancock...
May 8, 2014, 10:28am Medea Benjamin
Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student when he challenged the legality of his government’s...