Kathy Kelly

Kathy (Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence), has worked to educate people about consequences of war and organize actions on behalf of peace. When she visits areas of U.S. military intervention, she and her companions stay in the homes of ordinary people who are victims of war. Voices activists try to amplify the stories of people bearing the brunt of war, who cannot escape the war zones, while also analyzing U.S. policies of military domination.

In this calling, since 1985, she has visited Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq during both U.S. invasions and the period of economic siege warfare between the invasions, Bosnia, Palestine, Lebanon, Gaza during the Israeli 2009 Cast Lead bombing, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. She returned from her seventh trip to Afghanistan in June of 2012.

She has also been arrested and imprisoned in the United States many times for nonviolent protests against war, nuclear weapons, and, most recently, drone warfare attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As a war tax refuser, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.

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