Category: Peace Project

Sep 22 2015

#Enough & Blue Scarves on International Peace Day

Yesterday was International Peace Day.   In the morning, I participated in a Global Day of Listening phone conversation with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of Afghan youth who, with their mentor Dr. Hakim Young, have opened a Borderfree Community Center in Kabul and school for street children.   They celebrated International Peace day with the launch of a new international campaign for building a network of peace around the globe.   #Enough is a campaign to say that We have had #Enough of war and violence.   These are young people who have never lived in a world at peace.   Wars have raged in Afghanistan throughout their entire lives.   And they are not the only ones.

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Nov 10 2014

Afghanistan and the Arena of Ideas

by Dr. Hakim / Dr. Wee Tek Young, cross posted from Countercurrents.org “You didn’t know about the decision of the Singapore government to join the fight against ISIS ?” she asked. I was catching up with another Singaporean, Lynette ( a pseudonym to respect her privacy ), who had previously worked in Kabul and who …

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Sep 16 2014

Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza

Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza just after the cease-fire has taken hold in the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza and the people of Palestine.  The conversation included Dr. Hakim Young with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul and was facilitated by Doug Mackey as part of the Global Days of Listening which …

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Sep 02 2014

Gaza to Kabul : Voices from War Zones

Asma, a mother of 3 daughters under the age of five talks to the Afghan Peace Volunteers with Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Sherry Maurin; with Doug Mackey of Global Days of  Listening and Judy Bello of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and George Payne of Gandhi Earth Keepers International in …

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Aug 27 2014

A Voice from Gaza: Living Under the Bombs

The Afghan Peace Volunteers have a Global Day of Listening call on the 21st Day of every month.  People come on the call to network with other activists and people living in troubled areas around the globe.   People participate in the call, and others join through a live-stream feed.  The idea is to form …

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Mar 25 2014

Flying Kites on Nao Roz

On Saturday Rochester Upstate Activists came out in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, UK Fly Kites Not Drones campaign to celebrate Nao Roz, the Afghan New Year,  by flying kites at a local park near a busy highway. It was 35 degrees under a steel grey sky, with 20 …

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Sep 28 2013

Obama-Rouhani Dialog at the UNGA

I’ve taken US President Obama’s speech [1] at the UN General Assembly and Iranian President Rouhani’s speech [2] at the UN General Assembly and interwoven them as a dialog of sorts.   It appears that President Rouhani did not attend President Obama’s speech, but he says that he did listen to it.   Perhaps he sat outside …

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Sep 24 2013

Stories from the Afghan War Zone by Kathy Kelly

from Common Dreams:  Afghan Voices Tell the Tales of Human Lives Cut Short by US War KABUL—Since 2009, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has maintained a grim record we call the “The Afghan Atrocities Update” which gives the dates, locations, numbers and names of Afghan civilians killed by NATO forces.  Even with details culled from news …

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Sep 21 2013

Reports from U.S. War Zones Coming to Rochester

Photos of Kathy Kelly, Cathy Breen and Buddy Bell

Reports from War Zones by  Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and  Cathy Breen, New York Catholic Worker Kathy and Buddy have travelled extensively in Afghanistan, speaking to war victims, including drone victims. Cathy has travelled in Syria and Iraq. They will report on the people and situations they have found in …

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Sep 21 2013

Sarah Working on “Evening Without Borders” in NYC

My friend Sarah Ahmed has posted a video interview to promote her latest project: An Evening Without Borders, New York Style Here is what she has to say about it: Restoring hope in people that believe-in-people and creating a moment of hope over and over again until enough of us will realize that the war …

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