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FREE READ ✓ Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison ½ 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 WildernesA US State Department lawsuit charging that Kelly violated US imposed sanctions when she took humanitarian aid to Ira during numerous visits over the last five yearsIn this fiercely elouent book Kelly recounts such trips to Ira tells the largely unknown story of. Interesting I usually read novels but bought it for my son who is a politics student I decided to read it first I knew the people of Ira suffered and still do suffer great hardships I was however shocked to read how people are treated in prisons in the US

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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. I don't really know what I can say about this book other than that you should read it Every American should read it Kathy Kelly is amazing and I wish I had 1100th of her courage to nonviolently resist war and fight for human rights I suppose if I met her or other people who have gone to Ira with her over the years that they would probably say that it is ordinary people like me who have these convictions but don't act on them that we are the ones who need to step up and do something

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Other Lands Have Dreams From Baghdad to Pekin PrisonIn 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. This book is a good antidote to the mainstream media This is the American assault on Ira without the spin as witnessed by an unembedded American who was there voluntarily in solidarity with the local people It is a cry of protest against what Americans are doing to the rest of the world specifically to Ira The sanctions against Ira were “child abuse” and “child sacrifice” The United Nations is a “battered woman” bullied by the US rogue superpower the “world’s greatest killing machine” which has an “unfortunate addiction” to war making The suffering the author relates is horrendous and it is real Americans need to know about it This book is important because it exposes ongoing crimes that depend upon secrecyWarfare is “cruel stupidity” says the author It is little children grinding their teeth in fear while surveying adult faces for reassurance It is “gut wrenching explosions” mud filth exposure sleep deprivation uncertainty despair and death And the victims don’t even know why they are being attacked This book is authentic written from inside the belly of the beast an active war zone From our “abysmally failed foreign policies” she proceeds to our “abysmally failed” prison system as seen from the inside She complains of “absurdly long sentences” dehumanizing and cruel treatment and disrespect for the family ties of inmates Nonviolent lawbreakers are being scapegoated while lethal crimes in high places are ignored She asks are prisons necessary And suggests alternatives at least for nonviolent criminals Not a comfortable read but important Although the sanctions are now history and the focus of American imperialism has shifted from Ira this book is by no means out of date Would that it were