Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence
“The Cost of War, the Price of Peace: Hard Questions About U.S. War in Afghanistan”
Tuesday, August 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine
96 Harlow Street, Bangor
Having returned recently from her eighth visit to Afghanistan in August 2012) will present perspectives of Afghan Peace Volunteers on prospects for their future in relation to NATO and the U.S. 21st Century military. Kathy and her companions at Voices for Creative Nonviolence have steadily researched consequences of drone attacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan. Through maps, photos and 3 minute videos, Kelly will consider some of the reasons why the U.S. government plans to continue U.S. military presence in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond. She will also talk about responsible nonviolent resistance to U.S. warfare.
From l996 to 2093 Voices actives formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “Shock and Awe” bombing. She was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites (l988-l989) and spent three months in prison in 2004 for crossing the line at Fort Benning’s military training school. As a war tax refuser, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since l980.
She and her companions at the Voices home/office in Chicago believe that non-violence necessarily involves simplicity, service, sharing resources and non-violent direct action in resistance to war and oppression.
Kathy Kelly’s Maine Tour
Portland on Mon., 20th – Pat Taub – 542-7199
6:30-7:30 PM – First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland
Sponsored by Codepink Maine and Codepink Portland
Bangor on Tues, 21st – Ilze Petersons – 942-9343 www.peacectr.org
7:00 p.m. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine
Brunswick on Weds, 22nd – Selma Sternlieb – 725-7675
7:00 PM – the Morrell Room of Curtis Memorial Library – Brunswick
Sponsored by: Occupy Bath Brunswick
Rockland on Thurs, 23rd – Steve Burke – 691 – 0322
7:00 PM – First Universalist Church – 345 Broadway, Rockland
Sponsored by the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group
Belfast on Fri, 24th – Rick McDowell
6:30 P.M. – Unitarian Universalist Church 37 Miller St., Belfast
Sponsored by UU Social Action Committee