A Holiday Benefit for The Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Quilt Project
After 13 years of U.S./NATO intervention in Afghanistan, and US$1.172 trillion dollars spent on the Afghan war from 2001 to October of 2012, the basic needs of ordinary Afghans constantly caught in the crossfire are still poorly met.
In the following winter of 2013, the Afghan Peace Volunteers ( APVs ) organized the making and distribution of duvets to poor families in Kabul, including those in refugee camps.
Thanks to international peace-builders who had raised funds from among ordinary Americans, the APVs were able to distribute more than 2000 duvets that year. The Afghan ladies who sewed the duvets were paid a living wage per duvet. – quote from APV website
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A Pakistani Woman named Aafia Siddiqui was abducted from a taxi in Karachi, Pakistan along with her 3 children 12 years ago on March 30, 2003. At the time she was vulnerable, recently divorced from an abusive husband; living with her mother; her father had just died of a heart attack. The youngest child …
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February 14, 2015
Syria ** Iraq ** Pakistan ** Afghanistan ** Venezuela ** Ukraine ** Russia
Obama has requested an authorization for war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Congress is gearing up to talk about it, the U.S. is already bombing there daily. We have several hundred ‘advisors’ on the ground, who admit to …
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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 …
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For a while it seemed that the drones project had been restrained following a flood of public criticism last year. Reports from United Nations Special Rapporteurs, and mainstream NGOs like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International clearly documented violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law by Drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, countries the …
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Introduction followed by reprint of post by Sherif Samir on Our Journey to Smile.
After months of wrangling, and a runoff between feuding candidates, Abdullah Abdullah, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who represent different regions and ethnic groups of the country, Ashraf Ghani was declared the new president of Afghanistan. The numeric results were apparently too …
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Today I spoke with friends in Kabul, members of Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of young people who engage in peace building projects. They make headscarves for mothers, sew and market blankets for rural families in winter, Their videos, which are consistently quite charming, can bee seen at http://ourjourneytosmile.com. These young people from war torn …
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Please sign the petition linked below to help Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a political prisoner, and also a victim of state terrorism. Aafia Siddiqui has been abused, humiliated, shot, and driven to the edge of sanity. She was tried for one crime and convicted on the basis of false evidence of another. There was no evidence …
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Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke at Le Moyne College on Wednesday Evening. Her Topic was: Drones, Cyber Weapons and Autonomous Robots, Law and Morality.
Recording by Judy Bello, 3/26/14
My Flip ran out of juice just at the end of the talk, so I made an audio recording of the Q&A on my phone. Unfortunately …
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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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