Category Archives: Afghanistan

NOT AGAIN, On ‘A More Expansive Mission’ In Afghanistan!

By Dr. Hakim Afghan Peace Volunteers Kabul, Afghanistan November 24, 2014 President Obama has authorized ‘a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned’. Imagine that, like the late U.S. war veteran Jacob George, you’re sent … Continue reading

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Remembering Jacob David George

September 18, 2014 Facebook.com/jacob.d.george.1 Jacob George, a 3-tour Afghanistan War Veteran and IVAW member from Arkansas took his own life yesterday. He was an incredibly warm person, a gifted troubadour and banjo player, and as he described himself, a ‘storytelling hillbilly’. … Continue reading

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Zekerhullah’s Story: Surmounting Fear Through Nonviolent Resistance

Visiting Kabul is unsettling. Reuters recently reported  that as many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents were battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province very close to Kabul. Local officials said it is a test of the Afghan … Continue reading

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Alarm & Analysis In Afghanistan: Reflections By Kathy Kelly & Sherri Maurin

August 31, 2014 Kabul, Afghanistan During the summer of 2014, Kathy Kelly with Voices For Creative Nonviolence, and Sherri Maurin, an educator and Campaign Nonviolence representative from the San Francisco Bay Area, lived in a working class neighborhood in Kabul, as … Continue reading

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Post 8: Sherri Maurin On Privilege & Courage

August 18, 2014 Kabul, Afghanistan I came to Afghanistan through the generous and loving support of family and friends. I could not be having this invaluable experience without their shared participation. It is a profound privilege to be representing them, and … Continue reading

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Post 7: Dr. Hakim “No To Wars”

No Afghanistan in Ukraine, No to Wars! Salaam, Friends — I would like to introduce a new series of interviews I am doing with each of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, by sharing an article just published by Dr. Hakim, their founder and … Continue reading

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Post 6: Street Kids Program

I am dressed for “going out.” Norms for modesty require that women’s heads and necks be covered at all times, that tunics ideally go to the knees, and that a skirt or loose fitting pants be to the ankles. Socks … Continue reading

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Post 5: Experiments In Simple, Nonviolent Inter-ethnic Community

Living in Kabul As I write a huge explosion startles us; it is hard to tell how close it is, and many of our community are out taking exams at the University or working at the Borderfree Center. We scramble … Continue reading

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Post 4: A Friday Picnic In Afghanistan

Fridays, in the Muslim world, are days of relative rest and the gathering of family and friends. We decided to go on a picnic, and twelve of us crammed into a van to head for a peaceful area about an … Continue reading

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Post 3: Arrival & New Friends

Salam from Kabul! Peace To You From Afghanistan! I arrived at 10am on Thursday morning, to sweltering heat and heavy lines. Smiling, yet shy children, peaking out from behind mother’s scarves, made the long wait at Customs easier, but once … Continue reading

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