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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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
“Why Is the U.S. Government Deaf to What Has Been Done to My Son?” Asks Father of an American Murdered on the Gaza Flotilla
Through his lawyers in Turkey, Ahmet Dogan, the father of Furkan Dogan, the 19 year old American citizen who was executed by Israeli commandos has challenged the U.S. government its lack concern about the death of his son. Dogan was killed by commandos who shot him twice in the head and three times in other parts of his body on May 31, 2010 on the Mavi Marmara in the Gaza flotilla.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
A Big Fool Says to Push On
On the eve of the beginning of the tenth year (October 7) of the U.S war in Afghanistan, Bob Woodward’s new book “ Obama’s War ” about presidential decision making on the war in Afghanistan is pretty scary reading. It sounds to me like folk singer Peter Seeger’s song about the Vietnam war “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” describes the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
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Friday, September 03, 2010
Toxic Beaches Remain in Shadow of Latest Rig Explosion
As I was writing an article in Venice, Louisiana about my last two days in the Louisiana Gulf area doing research on the effects of the BP oil gusher, the news broke of another oil rig-production platform exploding in the gulf 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay. At this time, Coast Guard helicopters and ships are heading for the burning oil rig where 13 crewmen on the rig have abandoned the rig. Apparently no oil drilling was occurring when the explosion occurred.
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Thursday, September 02, 2010
Unseizing Gaza
In an interview with National Public Radio aired on August 30, 2010, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that the three-year blockade on most foodstuffs and other materials was "a mistake" and that "denying different items or products into Gaza was not effective."
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Audacity of the Free Gaza Flotilla
By the time you read this, we will be on the high seas of the Mediterranean (we hope the seas will not be too high).
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Gaza, Here We Come to Break the Siege
I am honored to be a part of the latest international citizen effort to break the Israeli and Egyptian governments' siege of Gaza. This week, hundreds of persons from 20 countries will challenge the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in an eight ship flotilla.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
GOP Leadership Acting Like Spoiled Brats — Suspend Hearing on Homeless Vets
The Republicans in U.S. Senate are acting like angry and spoiled brats since they lost the vote to provide healthcare to Americans and are dismissing the needs of the country by conducting childish parliamentary tricks to stop the business of the Senate to harrass the Democrats.
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Friday, March 19, 2010
Don’t Stand By as the Wars 'Drone' On
Seven years ago today I resigned from the U.S. government in opposition to the Bush administration's war on Iraq. I had worked for the State Department for sixteen years and had been in the Army and Army Reserves for 29 years. I was one of three U.S. diplomats who resigned over the Bush administration's decision to invade and occupy Iraq and one of tens if not hundreds of thousands of government employees that knew the war on Iraq would jeopardize our national security, not improve it.
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Monday, March 15, 2010
The 1,000 Day Siege of Gaza
This week marked 1,000 days of an Israeli and international siege on Gaza - 1,000 days of an open air prison where "inmates," the civilian Palestinian population of 1.5 million, cannot leave or enter at will - by land, sea or air, the tiny area known as the Gaza Strip.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
Israel and Egypt continue to Squeeze the Lifeblood out of the People of Gaza
Two weeks ago, almost 2,000 internationals came to Egypt and Gaza in a massive show of civil society support for the people of Gaza. 1,362 persons representing 44 countries in the Gaza Freedom March and over 500 persons with the Viva Palestina Convoy let the people of Gaza know of their concern for the tragic consequences of the actions of their governments in support of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade.
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