Gish, Peggy

Peggy Gish
1 May 2011Feature

A report from the recent Voices for Creative Nonviolence delegation to support the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers.

“Afghans understand that the US is here for its own interests and to get rid of al-Qa’eda for their own protection.” We were in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, speaking with the head of an Afghan human rights NGO. “But when they came,” she continued, “Afghans had to choose the better group to support, and US presence brings some benefits to the people. We are hoping NATO forces will also help with our problems from neighbouring countries.”

Our delegation, sponsored by the Chicago-based…