Resisting War and Sanctions in Iraq (1991 – 2003), with Kathy Kelly


When: 7pm (GMT), Wednesday 1 March 2023

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Chicago-born pacifist Kathy Kelly co-founded Voices in the Wilderness, which challenged the immoral economic sanctions on Iraq by breaking them, bringing medicine to Iraqi children and families on 70 delegations despite the threat of 12-year prison sentences and million-dollar fines. Kathy travelled to Iraq 26 times; she was with the Gulf Peace Team during the 1991 war and part of a Voices presence in Iraq in 2003.

Arrested more than 60 times, Kathy has been to US federal prison four times. She is the author of Other Lands Have Dreams: from Baghdad to Pekin Prison (2005) among many other writings.

This event is part of the series: 'The Iraq War 20 years on’. See here for other events.

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