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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Sunday, August 23, 2009
Could US Officials Please Treat a Nobel Peace Laureate with Respect?
Less than a month ago, in late July, 2009, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire was travelling from Dublin, Ireland to Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet Peace Laureate Jody Williams to participate in peace events there. As she arrived at Dulles airport near Washington, DC, from Ireland on July 30, 2009, she passed through the regular immigration line, but then was detained in a special processing area over two hours causing her to miss her connecting flight to Albuquerque.
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Guam Resists Military Colonization
The United States and the Chinese governments have some remarkable similarities when it comes to colonization. The Chinese government has sent a huge Han population to inhabit Tibet and overwhelm the Tibetan population, even building the world's highest railway to get people and materials there. The United States government, with virtually no consultation with the local government and citizens, is increasing the population of its non-voting territory, Guam, by 25%. 8,000 U.S.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Corporate Responsibility—Products for War and Occupation or Products for Peace
In America, we don't have many companies that fund peace activities. Most American companies seem to be more interested in making money off war.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Breaking the Siege of Gaza: Governments Refuse While Citizens Act
When our governments refuse to act to stop the 22 month illegal and inhumane siege, blockade, quarantine of Gaza, citizens have stepped in to challenge the blockade.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
President Carter and Citizen Activists Witness Destruction in Gaza
This week, a former President and now citizen activist, came to Gaza as other citizen activists have, to witness and speak about the destruction of Gaza. On June 16, 2009, former President Jimmy Carter spoke in unflinchingly blunt terms of devastating damage caused by the 22 day Israeli military assault on Gaza and the failure of the international community to help the citizens of Gaza after the military destruction of homes, government offices and industries.
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Israeli Police and Military Brutalize Peaceful Protesters at Netanyahu’s Speech
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was making a major foreign policy speech at Tel Aviv university on June 14, 2009, Israeli police outside the university attacked international protesters of Israel's invasion of Gaza, illegal settlements and the apartheid wall. Heavy handed police treatment of the CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation began immediately after members of the group unfurled several pink banners that read "Free Gaza" and "End the Occupation." CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin and New York activist Zool Zulkowitz were physically dragged across t
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Two Mormons & Two Different Ethics on Torture
As a Bush administration political appointee Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice, Jay Bybee, a Mormon, wrote one of four torture memos released last month. Bybee's August 1, 2002, 20 page memorandum laid out in excruciating detail the interrogation techniques he was authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to use on al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah.
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Monday, March 09, 2009
With The Women of Gaza On International Women’s Day: We Will Not Be Silent!
Would women in Gaza really celebrate International Women's Day?" was the question members of our 58 person delegation from United States, Canada, Pakistan, France, Australia, Egypt, Dubai and Turkey asked as we travelled from Cairo to the Gaza border. In less than three weeks, the delegates had responded to an appeal by Codepink: Women for Peace to join an international delegation to try to go into Gaza at the invitation of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency of Gaza (UNWRA). Women of Gaza have so little to celebrate.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
The Israeli Smashing of Gaza and International Silence
I travelled to Gaza last week with Medea Benjamin and Tighe Berry of Codepink: Women for Peace. We were allowed by the Egyptian government to enter Gaza for only 48 hours. I knew that 1026 of the 1330 who were killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza were civilians. Of the 1026 civilians, 282 were children, 111 women, 168 civilian policemen and 501 civilian men died in Israeli bombings. 274 have been classified as combatant deaths.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Under Siege Again, But Gaza Will Not Die
In a tent in front of Shifa hospital, the largest hospital in Gaza, a sign on the photo of a young child bleeding from wounds from the Israeli attack on Gaza read "Gaza Will Not Die." Shifa hospital received hundreds of bodies of those killed and thousands of those wounded during the December 27, 2008 - January 18, 2009 22-day attack, invasion and occupation of Gaza by the Israeli military.
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