We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.
by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol of beating swords into plowshares. Their project embraces a vision from the biblical “Book of Isaiah” which longs for the day […]
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 […]
by Dr. Hakim “I feel very angry, but I don’t want anything from the U.S. military,” said Khalid Ahmad, a 20 year old pharmacist who survived the U.S. bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz on the 3rd of October. “God will hold them accountable.” The actions of […]
by Dr. Hakim Kabul, Afghanistan–Sixteen years ago, a Talib ( literally translated, a student ) shot and killed Zarghuna’s father. Zarghuna and her family were frantically fleeing a desperate situation. The same holds true for more than 60 million refugees in today’s ‘progressive’ world. If you’re like me, you may think, “Oh, how […]