Kathy Kelly - Break Every Chain: Reflections on Liberation from Systems of War and Imprisonment

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Break Every Chain: Reflections on Liberation from

Systems of War and Imprisonment

April 30, 2015 —6:30 PM

Santa Rosa Vets Hall: Dining Area, 1351 Maple St, Santa Rosa

Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. During each of fourteen trips to Afghanistan, since 2010, Kathy Kelly, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. Kelly and her companions insist that the U.S. has not been waging a “humanitarian war” in Afghanistan and that the U.S. should pay reparations for the suffering caused in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Kelly has also joined with activists in various regions of the country to protest drone warfare by holding demonstrations outside of U.S. military bases in Nevada, upstate New York, and, most recently, at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri. Kathy has just been released after serving a 3-month sentence in federal prison for attempting to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter about drone warfare to the commander of Whiteman.

Kathy advocates the use of civil disobedience to push for change. In 1988 she was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites, and in 2004, she spent three months in prison 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 1980.

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