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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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 3:15pm
‘War on Terror’ Blowback Hits Dallas
In response to the killing of five police officers and wounding of seven more in Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David O. Brown became the first city or state official to order a remote-controlled execution of a suspected killer with whom hours of negotiation had not resulted in surrender. The decision...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:45am
Building Bridges of Peace Instead of Fear - Citizen Diplomacy with Russia
I just flew across 11 times zones — from Tokyo, Japan to Moscow, Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world , covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, nearly twice as large as the United States and has extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in...
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:15pm
Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime
Leading the charge against the U.S. “drone war” — now a key part of the Pentagon’s forward fighting strategy — is an unlikely individual, Colonel Ann Wright, who spent most of her adult life as a diplomat, working in the U.S. State Department. Colonel Wright reopened the U.S. embassy in Kabul in...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:15pm
Will Obama Give Israel Even More American Weapons and Dollars to Kill Palestinians?
President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on November 9 in the White House and is considering the Israeli request to give a 50% increase of nearly $1.5 billion in U.S. military funding bringing the U.S. donation to the killing of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to $4.5...
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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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