Shows featuring Kathy Kelly

  • Mission Accomplished Redux: 1 Year After "End" to War in Afghanistan, Aid Workers Reveal Real Story Msfhospital2
    While many Americans believe that the war in Afghanistan is winding down, peace activists and medical aid workers tell a different story. "That really shows how mainstream media has failed to tell the truth to the world," says Dr. Hakim, a medical doctor who has provided humanitarian relief in Afghanistan for the...
    October 05, 2015 | Story
  • The Afghan War is Not Over: U.S. Ends 13-Year Combat Mission, But 10,000+ Troops Continue the Fight 1229_seg1_mil-afghan1
    The U.S.-led NATO occupation has formally ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan. The move leaves Afghan forces in charge of security, though more than 17,000 foreign troops will remain. This includes more than 10,000 U.S. troops, who will continue to see a combat role despite the nominal change. Last month,...
    December 29, 2014 | Story
  • Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Heads to Prison for Protesting U.S. Drone War 1229_seg2_kathy-kelly
    Peace activist Kathy Kelly is about to begin a three-month prison sentence for protesting the U.S. drone war at a military base in Missouri earlier this year. Kelly, along with another activist, was arrested after offering bread and an indictment against drone warfare. Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative...
    December 29, 2014 | Story
  • After Vowing to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan, Obama Secretly Extends America’s Longest War S1-afghanistan-ustroops1
    President Obama has secretly extended the U.S. role in Afghanistan despite earlier promises to wind down America’s longest war. According to The New York Times, Obama has signed a classified order that ensures U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting. In addition, the order reportedly enables American jets,...
    November 24, 2014 | Story
  • Despite Planned Troop Withdrawal, Special Ops & Private Forces Prepare to Continue Afghan War Afghan_troops
    As President Obama announced plans to withdraw another 34,000 troops from Afghanistan, longtime peace activist Kathy Kelly warns the war shows no end. Kelly, who just returned from Afghanistan, says the company formally known as Blackwater is now running a base just outside of Kabul used by the Special Operations Joint Task...
    February 13, 2013 | Story
  • Kathy Kelly on Afghan Humanitarian Crisis, Civilian Casualties and Drone Warfare Kathykelly-button1
    The anger provoked by the U.S. soldier’s attack on 16 Afghan civilians comes amidst outrage over civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes and a growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghan children die daily from hunger even as the United States spends some $2 billion a month on maintaining its...
    March 12, 2012 | Story
  • The Audacity of Hope: U.S. Peace Activists to Sail to Gaza in Humanitarian Flotilla Gaza_button
    Dozens of Americans hope to set sail this week on a U.S.-flagged ship, “The Audacity of Hope,” as part of an international flotilla which aims to challenge Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian solidarity activists are setting sail from a number of ports just over a year after Israeli forces killed nine activists on...
    June 20, 2011 | Story
  • Activists Go on Trial in Nevada for Protesting Obama Admin Drone Program Drone
    This week marks the beginning of a trial for fourteen antiwar activists who held a ten-day vigil outside the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada last year. The base is one of several homes of the American military’s aerial drone program in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The activists were charged with criminal...
    September 13, 2010 | Story
  • Peace Activist Kathy Kelly on the Secret US War in Pakistan Kathy-kelly
    In Pakistan, where the undeclared US war continues to expand, armed fighters attacked a convoy carrying military vehicles for NATO forces in Afghanistan, torching fifty trucks, killing seven, and injuring another seven. Last week, a senior United Nations official formally asked the Obama administration to halt or scale back ...
    June 10, 2010 | Story
  • Worse than an Earthquake: Peace Activist Kathy Kelly on the Destruction in Gaza Kellyweb
    President Obama has dispatched George Mitchell on his first trip as Middle East envoy. Mitchell is set to begin in Egypt today, followed by Israel, the occupied West Bank, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. My next guest has just returned from the Gaza Strip, where she witnessed the Israeli attack. Kathy Kelly is the executive director of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. [includes rush...
    January 27, 2009 | Story
  • Peace Activists Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri on Iraq’s Worsening Refugee Crisis Kellys-fweb
    As the United Nations reveals that 2,000 Iraqis are still fleeing their homes each day because of the continuing violence, peace activists Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri join us to talk about their work with Iraq’s displaced. Kathy Kelly is the executive director of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and founder of Voices in the Wilderness. David Smith-Ferri is a poet and peace activist....
    October 26, 2007 | Story
  • Over 240 Arrested Since "Occupation Project" Launched to Call on Congress to End War Funding Occproject
    The Senate prepares to vote this week on a $100 billion spending bill that would give the president $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month, the group Voices for Creative Nonviolence launched the Occupation Project. Activists around the country traveled to congressional offices and conducted sit-ins while calling on lawmakers to stop funding the war. We speak with...
    March 27, 2007 | Story
  • Peace Activists Launch The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War Kellyarrest
    Kathy Kelly joins us hours after being released from jail. She was one of 10 people arrested in Sen. McCain’s office in Washington. Eight more were arrested in the Illinois offices of Senators Obama and Durbin. Kelly just returned from two months living and working with Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan. [includes rush transcript]
    February 06, 2007 | Story
  • Fallujah Refugees Describe Horrors of U.S. Siege Civilian5
    We get a report from Baghdad with Free Speech Radio News’ Aaron Glantz who speaks with Fallujah residents fleeing the besieged town. They describe digging mass graves, snipers and bombers killing people inside their homes, attacks on ambulances and the increasing anger and resentment towards U.S. occupying forces. [includes rush transcript]
    April 13, 2004 | Story
  • Al Sharpton released from prison.
    A statement from Sharpton on his release and dedication to civil disobedience.
    August 17, 2001 | Story