Kathy Kelly’s Maine Tour – August 20 – 24

From: steve burke <sburke@midcoast.com>

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– to be announced
Drawing from her recent experiences of living in Afghanistan for a month at a time, Kathy Kelly, (who returned 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.
During each of three recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an
invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside
ordinary Iraqis in a working class
neighborhood in Kabul.  She and her companions in Voices for Creative
Nonviolence believe that “where you stand determines what you see.
They are resolved not to let
war sever the bonds of friendship between them and Afghan people whom
they’ve grown to know through successive delegations.  Kelly, who has been
to Pakistan twice and to Afghanistan eight times since autumn of 2009,
insists that the U.S. is not waging a “humanitarian war” in Afghanistan.

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.
….please forward,  flyers available

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