September 2013 archive

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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Chemical Weapons Victims in Syria

What strikes me, and no doubt I am very personal experience centered, is that these images of victims look nothing like the images of Halabja after the gas attack that killed several thousand people.  In the images from Halabja,  the people were all still lying where they fell as they attempted to run away or …

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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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Cathy Breen Interview

Cathy talks about visiting her friends in Iraq, and tells their stories.

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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 …

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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 …

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Ironies of the National Security State

A couple of days ago, a man walked into an important Naval Base in Washington DC carrying a high power military weapon and started shooting.   He killed 12 people and injured 8 more before being killed himself.    Live by the sword;die by the sword.   It would appear to be a viable lifestyle choice in our …

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