Today’s show features the first half of an interview with Kathy Kelly, co- founder of Voices in the Wilderness, three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison.
Ms Kelly spent time in a maximum security prison for planting corn on a nuclear missle silo, and for bringing medicine and toys to Iraq in open violation of the UN/US sanctions, she and other campaign members were notified of a proposed $163,000 penalty for the organization, threatened with 12 years in prison, and eventually fined $20,000, a sum which they’ve refused to pay.
Kathy mentioned the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee website as a resource for those of us who no longer wish to pay for this war.
note: David Sylvian’s record label, Samadhi Sound has given me permission to play this music. YAY!