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Author Kelly, Kathy.

Title Other lands have dreams : from Baghdad to Pekin Prison / Kathy Kelly ; [foreword by Milan Rai].

Imprint Petrolia, Calif. : CounterPunch ; Oakland, Calif. : AK Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  322.4 K297Bk 2005    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 173 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 8) and index.
Contents Foreword: Kathy Kelly and The Long Wars / Milan Rai -- Overture -- Catching Courage -- Letters from Iraq -- Letters from Prison -- Horizons and Hopes -- Voices in the Wilderness, A Brief History -- Afterword: / Jeffrey St. Clair / Alexander Cockburn.
Summary At a moment when so many despairing peace activists have thrown in the towel, Kathy Kelly, a witness to some of history's worst crimes, never relinquishes hope. Other Lands Have Dreams is literary testimony of the highest order, vividly recording the secret casualties of our era, from the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children inhumanely denied basic medical care, clean water and food by the US overlords to young mothers sealed inside the sterile dungeons of American prisons in the name of the merciless war on drugs. In the spring of 2004, human rights activist Kathy Kelly, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was sent to Pekin Federal Prison for leading a protest at the School of the Americas. While in prison, Kelly's organization, Voices in the Wilderness, was targeted by a U.S. State Department lawsuit charging that Kelly violated U.S.-imposed sanctions when she took humanitarian aid to Iraq during numerous visits over the last 5 years. In this fiercely eloquent book, Kelly recounts such trips to Iraq, tells the largely unknown story of the School of the Americas, and describes daily life inside a federal prison, where America's poor are warehoused. Like Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, Kelly's powerful narrative gives voice to the unheard millions suffering at home and abroad. Written by a human rights activist, this extraordinary narrative gives voice to the cries of people afflicted by military and economic warfare.
Subject Kelly, Kathy.
Voices in the Wilderness (Organization)
Kelly, Kathy. (OCoLC)fst01621131
Voices in the Wilderness (Organization) (OCoLC)fst01631430
Pacifists -- United States -- Biography.
Women political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Women prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Military relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Military relations -- United States.
Military relations. (OCoLC)fst01353799
Pacifists. (OCoLC)fst01050133
Political prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01069636
Women political activists. (OCoLC)fst01178374
Women prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01178398
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Rai, Milan.
ISBN 1904859283 (trade pbk.)
Standard No. 9781904859284

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