Kathy will speak about her recent experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan
where she interviewed victims of our drone attacks.
This will be an opportunity to learn about how drones
cause increasing retaliation toward our soldiers, making all Americans less secure.
In April 2009, at Creech Air Force base, in Nevada, Kathy was one of 14 people who crossed onto the base in protest of the U.S. use of drone warfare. Although the case was originally dismissed, it has been resurrected and the “Creech 14” will go to trial on September 14. This peaceful act of nonviolent civil disobedience was a way of drawing attention to a critical issue rarely addressed in the main stream media, raising the awareness of violence and injustice of war to a whole new level.
(Fellow defendants include Fr. John Dear, S.J.; Fr. Louis Vitale, O.F.M.;
Fr. Jerry Zawada, O.F.M; and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J.)
On September 3rd, at St. Irenaeus Church, at 7:00 p.m., Kathy Kelly, one of those arrested at Creech, will speak about her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan with victims of drone attacks, learning how drones are fueling hatred and violence in those countries toward Americans.
The event is a fundraiser for the trial to help bring in expert testimony, as well as speakers for a pre-trial program including former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, retired Army Colonel and former foreign diplomat, Ann Wright, and attorney Bill Quigley, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights who will challenge the legality of drones under international law.
Please be generous...as the "Creech 14" have been generous and courageous.
Make checks payable to Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you on September 3.
If you are unable to make the event
but would like to contribute to the defendants' expenses surrounding the trial,
please send your check to
Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 1249 West Argyle, Chicago, IL 60640.