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Kathy Kelly | In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones

The ruins carpeted the city market, rippling outwards in waves of destruction. Broken beams, collapsed roofs, exploded metal shutters and fossilized merchandise crumbled underfoot.

In one of the burnt-out shells of the shops where raisins, nuts, fabrics, incense and stone pots were traded for hundreds of years, all that was to be found was a box of coke bottles, a sofa and a child nailing wooden sticks together.

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Human Rights

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

We can never be acquitted of our responsibility to continue breaking the terrible silence surrounding unjust executions that afflict people of color in the U.S. 911 more words

Activism

Silas Marner in Kabul

Raveloe, London, Kabul, we cling to our ‘way of life’ even though it makes us sick, obsessive and lonely. Governments cling to policies that cause harm to ordinary people. 1,993 more words

Peace

Kathy Kelly | What Being a Refugee in Afghanistan Means

December 10th marked the U.N. Human Rights Day, celebrating and upholding the indispensable and crucial declaration of universal human rights. On the eve of this event, I visited a refugee camp housing 700 families in Kabul. 1,032 more words

Military Madness

Police Violence in the USA: A Necessary Cost of Empire

Terence Crutcher. Keith Lamont Scott. Korryn Gaines. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Alfred Olango. Charles Kinsey. Laquan McDonald. Antwoyne Johnson. Walter Scott. Tamir Rice. The list goes on and on. 4,058 more words