REFLECTION: A swollen river of refugees

By David Smith-Ferri, Voices for Creative Nonviolence Last month, as U.S. border patrol agents began rounding up Central American women and children denied asylum, a small group of international peace activists from Voices for Creative Nonviolence boarded a plane for Helsinki, Finland, to visit two longtime Iraqi friends who fled Baghdad last summer and somehow … Continue reading REFLECTION: A swollen river of refugees

AFGHANISTAN: Surveillance and surveys in Kabul

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace In Kabul, where the Afghan Peace Volunteers have hosted me in their community, the U.S. military maintains a huge blimp equipped with cameras and computers to supply 24 hour surveillance of the city. Remotely piloted drones, operated by Air Force and Air National Guard personnel in … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: Surveillance and surveys in Kabul