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Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, an antiwar activist campaign.
Kathy Kelly is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and a co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, which sent over 70 delegations to Iraq from 1996 to 2003, in open defiance of deadly U.S./UN economic sanctions. Kelly remained in Baghdad during the 2003 U.S. bombing and invasion and has shared violence risks with several war-targeted communities as part of a commitment to report back on war from the perspective of those it most endangers. Her most recent travel has involved extensive work with community organizers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kelly's nonviolent activism has incurred frequent arrests including several lengthy incarcerations in U.S. prisons against whose conditions she also campaigns. As a war tax refuser, she has refused all forms of federal income tax since 1981.