Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq.  She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia.  In December, 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience."  (www.voicesofconscience.com

 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:03am
Barred Entry, We Send Our Support to the Women of Gaza from Afar
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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 8:44am
12 Years a Slave vs. 12 Years a Prisoner... in Guantanamo
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Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 10:50am
Possible Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria
Its 4am and I can’t sleep, just like 10 years ago when President Bush was telling the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the United States must invade and occupy Iraq to rid humanity of these weapons. I didn’t believe President Bush ten years ago and I resigned as a U.S. diplomat.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 4:45pm
In Yemen, Most Al Qaeda can be Captured, but Killing is Easier
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:38am
Leaving Truth Outside at Bradley Manning's Trial
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:47am
US Joins Israel in Blockading Education to Students in Gaza
As another international activist ship is on the high seas to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza, the United States government has joined with Israel to blockade higher education opportunities for students in Gaza and the West Bank.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 8:57am
America’s Drones Are Homeward Bound
Americans have been protesting and getting arrested at U.S. drone bases and research institutions for years, and some members of Congress are starting to respond to the pressure. But it’s not that drones are being used to extrajudicially execute people, including Americans, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia that has U.S. lawmakers concerned. Rather it’s the possible and probable violation of Americans’ privacy in the United States by unlawful drone surveillance that has caught the attention of legislators.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 6:32am
Promises to Families of Afghans Killed by US Soldier Ring Hollow
If I were a family member of one of the sixteen Afghans civilians, mostly women and children, who were murdered this week by a US Army soldier in a methodical house-to-house killing spree, I would not hold my breath that President Obama’s promise that “we will follow the facts wherever they lead us, and we will make sure that anybody who was involved is held fully accountable with the full force of the law,” will hold true.
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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:28pm
Obama, the 'Denier' of Israel’s Crimes
I listened to President Obama’s speech to AIPAC Sunday, March 4, 2012, while sitting outside the Washington Convention Center where AIPAC was holding its annual conference. We at OCCUPY AIPAC hooked up a PA system to a computer and listened to the live stream while watching tens of thousands of Israel’s American supporters arrive for their yearly intimidation of the U.S. Congress and the U.S.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:29am
The Trial of Bradley Manning-Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation and Retribution
Yesterday, December 16, 2011, 40 supporters of Bradley Manning saw him in person in the military courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland and another 60 saw him on a video feed from the court, the first time Manning has been seen by the public in 19 months. Over 100 other supporters, including 50 from Occupy Wall Street who had bused down from New York City, were at the front gates of Fort Meade in solidarity with Manning. Hundreds of supporters will gather today, Saturday, December 17, for a large rally and march.
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