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Before the Dawn

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“Each year, throughout the Muslim world, believers participate in the month-long Ramadan fast. Here in Kabul, where I’m a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, our household awakens at 2:15 a.m. to prepare a simple meal before the fast that begins at 3:00 a.m. I like the easy companionship I feel, seated on the floor, as we share our food.

Friday, the day off, is also household clean-up day. It seems a bit odd to be sweeping and washing floors in the pre-dawn hours after we finish our meal, but we tend to these tasks and then try to catch a nap before heading over to meet the early bird students at the Street Kids School, a project my hosts are running for child laborers who otherwise couldn’t go to school.”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/07/01/before-the-dawn/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/06/30/dawn
Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/before-the-dawn
Eurasia Review http://www.eurasiareview.com/30062015-before-the-dawn-oped/
Counter Currents http://www.countercurrents.org/kelly300615.htm
United for Justice with Peace http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5812
World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/before-the-dawn/
Fellowship of Reconciliation http://forusa.org/blogs/kathy-kelly/before-dawn/13206
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/30/the-surreal-ordeal-of-mohamedou-slahi/
The Monitor http://markbebawi.com/2015/06/
Rise Up Times http://riseuptimes.org/2015/06/30/kathy-kelly-before-the-dawn/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-kelly/before-the-dawn_b_7718504.html
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/07/01/anguish-fear-7115/
Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2015/07/06/essay-before-the-dawn/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/guantanamo-diary/
Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31674-before-the-dawn-a-reflection-on-the-guantanamo-diary
Vanguard Daily News http://www.vanguarddailynews.com/analysis/before-the-dawn/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/before_the_dawn/
West Bend News http://www.westbendnews.net/2015/WBnews27-15.pdf
Date: June 30, July 1,6,8,10,2015

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