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From: steve burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: July 26, 2012 11:21:58 AM EDTSubject: Kathy Kelly’s visit to Maine – organizersHi….This goes out to people, that come to mind, who have put together venues for visiting speakers. Please forward to others who may be interested.Kathy Kelly’s coming to Maine!August 19 and 20 in Portland – Kathy will be visiting with Iraqi families displaced by war.August 21 thru 24 open for talks in Maine locationsAugust 25 Kathy goes to ChicagoWe have venues for her in Rockland, 23rd and Belfast 24th…(tentatively)….spots still available for the 21st and 22nd…..short notice I know, but still plenty of time to make it happen. Please let me know asap if you’d be willing to arrange for her to speak in your area.Kathy will require in state transportation, from gig to gig and help getting to the airport when she leaves Maine….and folk to provide housing and accommodations along her route.BIODuring each of three recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as aninvited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongsideordinary Iraqis in a working classneighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for CreativeNonviolence believe that “where you stand determines what you see.They are resolved not to letwar sever the bonds of friendship between them and Afghan people whomthey’ve grown to know through successive delegations. Kelly, who has beento 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 toprotest drone warfare by holding demonstrations outside of U.S. militarybases in Nevada, upstate New York, and, most recently, at Whiteman AirForce base in Missouri.BLURBDear Steve and Olive,Please feel free to edit this! Thanks, KathyDrawing from recent experiences living for a month at a time inAfghanistan, Kathy Kelly, (who returned from her eighth visit toAfghanistan in August 2012) will present perspectives of Afghan PeaceVolunteers on prospects for their future in relation to NATO and theU.S. 21st Century military. Kathy and her companions at Voices forCreative Nonviolence have steadily researched consequences of droneattacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan. Throughmaps, photos and 3 minute videos, Kelly will consider some of thereasons why the U.S. government plans to continue U.S. militarypresence in Afghanistan until 2024 and beyond. She will also talkabout responsible nonviolent resistance to U.S. warfare.