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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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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.
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."

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