Tag Archive | "Afghanistan delegation"

The Afghanistan journey with CODEPINK is quite a trip!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


(Kabul) It’s hard to believe the access and diversity of meetings that our 9-person delegation has had in the past few days! Little wonder our heads are spinning. We met with heads of women’s organizations and women who are learning new skills from literacy to business classes. We were briefed by UN reps and international [...]

Day 3 in Afghanistan: The palaces and projects of Kabul

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I end this day feeling the total lack of possibility—a rare feeling as I live by the motto that in God all things are possible. I go to each meeting hoping to turn the rock over and learn what can be offered into the bounty of need and lack we witness with every step and [...]

Why am I in Afghanistan? by Paul Martin of PeaceAction

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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reposted from http://peaceblog.wordpress.com When people were concerned about the Bush administration bombing another country unjustly, namely Iran, I decided I needed to go to the country to find out about this so-called “axis of evil.” While there was much to criticize about the Iranian government, I found the people to be the most hospitable I [...]

from Kabul, day 1

Monday, September 28, 2009


Day One is complete and the team is exhausted.  It feels like we have been here a month.  We thought Afghanistan was complex from the states and we would come here and everything would be clearer….only after  (hopefully) it is even more complex. The day began at the offices of Women for Women International (W4WI).  [...]

with love from Kabul

Sunday, September 27, 2009


A cacophony of song birds continues at a pitch even at 11pm.  They quiet and then something seems to wake them. Our rooms are on their courtyard of flowers, grass, fountains, vine drenched archways and relaxing places to enjoy tea.  We each have our own monk’s cell with bed, toilet and internet hookup. Slowly, over [...]

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