MikeyPod 39 | Author and Activist Kathy Kelly (part 1 of 2)

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.

PSA: Harris County Green Party

Featured Music:
World CitizenDavid Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto

note: David Sylvian’s record label, Samadhi Sound has given me permission to play this music. YAY!

4 comments on “MikeyPod 39 | Author and Activist Kathy Kelly (part 1 of 2)

  1. David says:

    Great job on the episode today.

    For that matter, you are doing a great job on your show in general. It’s great to hear some progressive voices coming out of Texas to counterbalance the current voices most of us are hearing.

    Keep up the good work, guy!

  2. mikeypod says:


    all it takes is one comment like this and I am good to go for another month! Thanks for taking to time. Seriously, it means a great deal!

  3. Brad says:

    AWESOME work. I’m so excited by the vital information you are getting out there.
    I’ll be out in San Francisco on the 18th. Thanks for the info.
    Rock on, kid!

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