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Kathy Kelly’s visit to Maine – organizers

Thu, Jul 26, 2012

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In case you or someone in your area can host and/or publicize a talk. 

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From: steve burke <sburke@midcoast.com>
Date: July 26, 2012 11:21:58 AM EDT

Subject: Kathy Kelly’s visit to Maine – organizers
Hi….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 locations
August 25 Kathy goes to Chicago
We 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.
BIO
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.
BLURB
Dear Steve and Olive,
Please feel free to edit this!  Thanks,  Kathy
Drawing from recent experiences living for a month at a time in
Afghanistan, 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.

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