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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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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.
Christ and the Coronavirus, From YouTubeVideos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Why Is "Reverend" Trump trying to Kill the Christians that Elected him? It surely looks like Trump is trying to kill the evangelical Christians that elected him. Trump is willing to allow the congregations that gave him huge numbers of votes, to mingle, sing, hug, kiss and exchange airborne corona virus.
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Collateral Murder -- 10 Years Later -- Webinar from Don't Extradict Assange This webinar is about Chelsea Manning's decision to leak the video know known as Collateral Damage to Wikileaks -- and Julian Assange facing possible extradiction to the US for espionage, if we as activists do not succeed in stopping the extradiction to the U.S...
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 26, 2020
99.9 Percent of U.S. Citizens Unaware of Largest U.S. War Game in Europe in 25 Years 99.9 percent of citizens of the United States have no clue that the new "Cold War" against Russia is manifesting in the largest U.S. military war practice in Europe than in more than 25 years.
Drawing from 1984 US Army publication, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 23, 2020
US Must Protect Cultural Locations in Iran and Secretary of Defense Sets Trump Straight on it The U.S. is required to abide by the Geneva Conventions and must not target the cultural, religious and medical facilities of Iran. Citizens of the U.S. should work to prevent President Trump, Secretary of Defense Esper and Secretary of State Pompeo from starting a war with Iran.
Donald Trump says .we terminated Iran general to stop a war not start one.., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 4, 2020
An American General Probably Thinks -- "Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!" As easy as it was for an American drone to blow up two vehicles in Soliemani's convoy coming from the airport, it will not be difficult for Iranian forces to retaliate by targeting senior U.S. military and diplomatic officials.
U.S. History-Turner, Mahan and the Roots of Empire, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Settler-Colonial Strategy: Militarization of Diplomacy, Domestic Law Enforcement, Jails, Prisons and the Border The military mentality of our federal government is evidenced by the conditions in detention/prison facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border and detention facilities for migrants in many states.
Peace Boat in Honolulu on September 12, 2019., From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Peace Boat's Around the World Voyage While spending 103 days on a boat and visiting locations for very short amounts of time is not for many people, those who chose to spend time and money on a Peace Boat Around the World trip will come home with new perspectives on different issues and parts of the world.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 14, 2019
From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace Russians, like Americans, want the confrontation between the U.S. and Russian politicians and government officials to be resolved without bloodshed. As Maria Emelyanova, head of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia said, "Our planet is so small that we must live in peace."
Missing sanctions on Venezuela, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 7, 2019
Challenging Times for Citizen to Citizen Diplomacy in Russia Our citizen-to-citizen diplomacy is very important to carry back to our communities and to our elected leaders, the hopes and dreams of fellow citizens of our world, no matter where they live, that they want to live in peace with opportunities for their children, instead of death and destruction for "democratic, capitalistic ideological" purposes, which was a continuing theme from Russian analysts.
The Golden Rule in Wailoa harbor, Hilo, Hawaii, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Historic, Anti-Nuclear Sailboat Golden Rule Arrives in Hawaii on Pacific Voyage to Hiroshima, Japan Speaking about the mission of the Golden Rule, Gerry Condon, National president of Veterans For Peace said, "We are sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future. Now it is time for us to visit the island nations of the Pacific, which have suffered so much damage from nuclear testing and military bases."
Bolton and Pompeo pressure President Trump to attack Iran., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2019
Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say "No War On Iran!" On July 9, at a press conference on Capitol Hill at the United Methodist Building, six religious leaders, led by Jim Wallis of Sojourners, announced that 200 American church leaders had signed an extensive statement and "a clear and emphatic NO to a war with Iran. Diplomacy is the effective and necessary alternative to what would be a disastrous and indefensible war."
Global Hawk surveillance drone., From Uploaded
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2019
Scenario Fulfillment? Why Should We Believe US on Location of Drone Shot Down By Iran? The Iranian military shot down a US spy drone yesterday. The US says the drone, a $22 million RQ-4A Global Hawk was in international airspace. Iran said the drone was over Iranian airspace. Are we looking into "Scenario Fulfillment?" But why should one believe the US with its history of lying?
Sally Alice Thompson, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2019
95-Year-Old Woman Veteran on A Hunger Strike for Children of Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela as victims Sally Alice Thompson is 95 years old and she is on a hunger strike for the children, children who are victims of the U.S. government's sanctions and war mongering on the countries where they live -- Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2019
Trump Administration Hands Over Venezuelan Diplomatic Facilities to Unelected, Failed Coup Makers Guaido Faction On May 24, the U.S. Department of State allowed the unelected Trump designated Juan Guaido opposition to the elected Government of Venezuela to take possession of the Venezuelan Embassy building in Washington, D.C in violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson addressing media at the Venezuelan Embassy on May 15., From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 18, 2019
Reverend Jesse Jackson Brings Food and Attention to the Trump Illegal Coup Attempt on Venezuela and Embassy The Government of Venezuela has authorized members of the Embassy Protection Collective to be in the Embassy to protect it from unauthorized entry. Members of the collective have been securing the building on behalf of the Venezuelan government since April 10.
Map from www.juancole.com, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 11, 2019
Bolton Playing Trump Like a Fiddle on Iran For a person who claims to be a deal maker and business guru, President Trump is getting rolled by John Bolton and Bolton's long-standing regime change and war agenda, which runs in opposition to what Trump may have envisioned when he appointed Bolton as his national security adviser. For decades, Bolton has railed against Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Cuba and now Venezuela.

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