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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Wright was also a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. 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." She has written frequently on rape in the military.

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September 23 drone protest at Kaneohe Marine Base, Hawai'i, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2021
No Aloha for Assassin Drones That Have Arrived in Hawai'i The world was horrified by Hellfire missile fired from a U.S. military drone that caused the August 29, 2021 deaths of 10 innocent civilians, including seven children, in a family compound in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan.
In April 1997 Sierra Leonean boy in Connaught Hospital Freetown, Sierra Leone.  His hands were chopped off by the RUF rebels., From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 6, 2021
The Difficulty and Sometimes Violence of Evacuations Evacuations of American citizens from crisis countries is always difficult and dangerous, as the past 15 days of evacuation of over 124,000 people from Afghanistan demonstrated.
US Embassy in Kabul., From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2021
Keep the US Embassy in Kabul Open-And Don't Take Revenge on the People of Afghanistan If the U.S. really cares for the people of Afghanistan, it should keep the U.S. Embassy in Kabul open. I was on the small U.S. Department of State team that reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in December 2001 and strongly feel that if the U.S. really cares for the people of Afghanistan, it should keep the U.S. Embassy open.
Universal Handshake, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2021
Opening and Closing US Embassies - From Sierra Leone to Afghanistan U.S. officials are very well aware that local citizens who work with the U.S. military are endangering themselves and their families when the U.S. departs.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 9, 2021
Military should return Hawaii lands The 65-year leases of 30,000 acres of Hawaii state land by the U.S. military are ending in 2029. The state of Hawaii should not re-lease these lands no matter what the amount the U.S. military offers.
Joe_Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 22, 2021
Biden Promised Diplomacy, But He's Overseeing Military Buildup Against China Joe Biden promised diplomacy, but instead of de-escalation with China, we are witnessing an enormous U.S. military buildup through massive military exercises in the Pacific.
USS Texas and Soviet AGI Kareliya,  1988., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 28, 2021
Increasing Pressure on China: Pacific Area Crowded With More Countries Sending Military Naval Vessels and Aircraft Each week the Pacific is getting even more crowded with military ships, submarines and aircraft from countries in the region and from outside.
Israel -- stop the Bombing of Gaza, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2021
Gaza Doctor Describes Deaths of Fellow Doctors and Entire Families Killed by Israeli Attacks on Gaza On May 16, 2021, Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, the Director General of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme wrote a powerful letter to the world about the physical and mental effects of deadly and horrific 2021 Israeli bombing of Gaza.
Golden Rule crew prepares to sail across the Pacific to San Francisco Bay (Photo: Ann Wright), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Golden Rule Peace Boat Sets Sail from Hawai'i for California The Golden Rule first sailed from California to Hawaii 63 years ago, in 1958, on her way to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, the site of 67 U.S. nuclear bomb blasts from 1952 to 1958.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 1, 2021
US Army Corps Of Engineers Permit Big Oil To Dredge Mercury-Contaminated Matagorda Bay Texas internationally known environmentalist Diane Wilson is on Day 22 of her hunger strike to gain national solidarity and publicity for pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rescind its permit for big oil to dredge a channel in mercury laden Matagorda Bay, Texas.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 29, 2021
In Alarmist Turn, NATO Is Increasingly Positioning Itself in Opposition to China During the March 23-24 meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) council, Anthony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, encouraged NATO members to join the U.S. in viewing China as an economic and security threat.
ADM Aquilino 2018., From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 27, 2021
Next Indo-Pacific U.S. Military CommanderWarns of China's Threat to Taiwan: Killer Reaper Drones Coming to the Pacific To meet what senior U.S. officials are calling the "threat" from China, the U.S. Marine Corps is embarking on a major change in strategy and equipment. Marine strategy calls for assassin drones "to counter threats from China."
Iraq War Dead at Green Lake, Seattle, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2021
18 Years Ago the US War on Iraq Began & Why I Oppose Hawaii's Homeland Defense Radar as Continuation of War Today, Friday, March 19, 2021 is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. government political decision to invade and occupy oil-rich Iraq, a country of 32 million persons. U.S. elected officials and their advisers decided it would be in the U.S. national security interest to attack and overthrow the Iraqi government.
Joe_Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2021
For Peace With North Korea, Biden Must End the US-South Korea Military Exercises Talks between the U.S. and North Korea have been stalled since 2019, and North Korea has continued to develop its weapons arsenal, recently unveiling what appears to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile.
Ann Wright at the People's Summit, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Treaty offers U.S. a way to push for ban on nuclear weapons The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty prohibits the development or possession of nuclear weapons and the use or threat to use nuclear weapons. The Treaty is a milestone in the long march toward nuclear abolition.
Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 17, 2020
A Brief History of U.S. Military Poisoning of Hawaii Jon Mitchell's book of military poisons found in the Pacific is an excellent guide for an investigation into the pollution and contamination in and around the military bases in Hawai'i.
Ships from international navies transit the Pacific Ocean., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2020
Dangers of Military Confrontation Between the United States and China Around Taiwan and in the South China Sea Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as a freedom of navigation show of force missions to remind the Chinese government that the U.S. considers the Western Pacific and the South China Sea as a part of the oceans of America and its allies.
U.S. Marines storm Pyramid Rock Beach at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in the 2016 RIMPAC exercises. Veterans for Peace is opposed to the war games., From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2020
War Is A Disaster, Not A Game The U.S. is in no position to be an enforcer of peace building. Domestically, the U.S. policing system has proven abusive and broken. Similarly, the U.S. posture as "the world cop" has likewise proven expensive, unaccountable and ineffective for international peace.
Vanessa Guillen, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2020
Family of Murdered Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen Accuses the Army of a Cover-up; Demand Congressional Investigation Fort Hood, Texas is a dangerous place for women in the military. The murder of Army Specialist (SPC) Vanessa Guillen is the latest tragic evidence of the violence on Fort Hood and other U.S. military bases.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Despite the danger of COVID 19, the US Military Continues War Practice in Europe and Pacific and plans for more in 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, not only will the U.S. military have the largest maritime military maneuvers in the world, with Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) coming to the waters off Hawaii August 17-31, 2020 bringing 26 nations, 25,000 military personnel, up to 50 ships and submarines and hundreds of aircraft in midst of a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, but the U.S. Army is having a 6,000 person war game in June 2020 in Poland.

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