Ann Wright

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, March 05, 2012
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
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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Friday, November 25, 2011
Violence on Tahrir Square
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Protests Fill Tahrir Square, Again
It’s midnight Monday in the Middle East. The streets of Cairo are hopping. Egyptians are angry with the lack of change and the heavy handiness of the Egyptian military and police. I just arrived in Gaza after being in Cairo yesterday. People Calm until Police Arrived at Tahrir Square Last night after I finally got out of the Cairo airport after 5 hours of being detained upon my arrival, at least 32 had already been killed by the military around Tahrir Square with hundreds wounded. Tonight more have died as the police fired on protesters.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
No Speedy Trial for Bradley Manning; Now in Pre-Trial Confinement for 560 Days
Five months ago, on April 22, 2011, over 400 citizens converged on Quantico Marine Base to protest the pre-trial conditions of alleged Wikileaks whistleblower US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Manning was arrested on May 26, 2010, on a U.S. military base in Iraq on suspicion of giving classified material to the website WikiLeaks. No Speedy Trial-Manning still in pre-trial confinement after 560 days
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Instead of Attacking WikiLeaks, Fix What It Exposed
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was right when he suggested that the WikiLeaks revelations were “embarrassing” and “awkward.” But his assessment — and that of so many other government officials — stems from the magnitude of what he left unsaid.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Peace Prizes for War Presidents, Missile Tests on Day of Peace
The U.S. missile ‘defense” system is simply not defensive. It is offensive in every sense of the word and it is increasing tensions throughout the world. Even on the day where the world is to think about peace--- World Peace Day on September 21—you would not know that the day existed from the actions of the United States.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
One Year from Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Another on the Horizon
On May 27, 2011, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in letters sent to countries in the Mediterranean stated that the Gaza situation was “unsustainable” and Israel should take "further meaningful and far-reaching steps" to end the blockade of Gaza.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Crime and (Disparate) Punishment for US Soldiers
The U.S. government is clearly signaling that murdering, raping, mutilating and assaulting are not nearly as serious as allegedly making available to the public documents that reveal embarrassing and/or criminal actions of senior government officials.
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Thursday, January 06, 2011
Obama: No Whistleblowing on My Watch
Candidate Obama said "Government whistleblowers are part of a healthy democracy and must be protected from reprisal."
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