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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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Russia Ukraine War - Day 49: Surrounded by rubble, Ukrainians mourn, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2022
Amid War in Ukraine - Intl Peace Coalition's 'NO to NATO' The week in Madrid at the "NO to NATO" events underscored the current threats of war to the survival of humanity.
Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Sydney Buckels directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the South China Sea., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Largest US & NATO Naval Drills in Pacific We citizens must not let our governments continue confrontation instead of dialogue to resolve national security issues.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Final Declaration: VII International Seminar For Peace And For The Abolition Of Foreign Military Bases - PopularResistan Delegates from 25 countries gathered in the province of Guanta'namo, Cuba, from May 4 to 5, at the invitation of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the World Peace Council, to celebrate the SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR PEACE AND FOR THE ABOLITION OF FOREIGN MILITARY BASES.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2022
$1.1 BILLION and Counting for U.S. Navy's Obstinance in Shutting Down Leaking Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks $1.1 BILLION and Counting for U.S. Navy's Obstinance in Shutting Down Dangerous, Leaking Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks in Honolulu Navy Decisions on Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks Very Costly to Military Families, Taxpayers and Hawaii's Environment
Pearl Harbor Hawaii, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Four Hawaii State Legislators Declare "Over Militarization" to Be a Threat to the Security of Hawai'i and the Internatio In a remarkable twist, four members of the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i are finally challenging the U.S. military in Hawai'i. No doubt using the U.S. Navy's massive jet fuel leak at Red Hill that contaminated the drinking water for over 100,000 residents of O'ahu as an inflection point of deteriorating military and Hawai'i citizen relationships,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov levels new accusations at Ukraine Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov levels new accusations at Ukraine during a press conference following a trilateral ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2022
Will Russian Diplomats Resign In Opposition to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine? Nineteen years ago, in March 2003, I resigned as a U.S. diplomat in opposition to the President Bush's decision to invade Iraq.
Russian kids attending a youth camp called Artek in Crimea. (2016 Photo by Ann Wright), From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 4, 2022
Please Don't Hate Us For What Our Government Leaders Have Done, Say Russians ..We Didn't Hate You For What Bush Did to Iraq! As hard as it might be for some, I plead that we not vilify Russians for the actions of their political leaders. I hope that we can be as generous to peace-seeking Russians as the world was to anti-war Americans.
Ann Wright on February 2, 2022 at protest over military's filing two lawsuits challenging Hawaii's emergency order to shut down the Red Hill jet fuel tanks, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 4, 2022
Tone Deaf Navy Lawsuit Attacks Hawaii's State Lawsuit Over Leaking Fuel Tanks Tone-Deaf Navy Lawsuit Calls State of Hawai'i Shut Down of Leaking Jet Fuel Tanks as "Erroneous; Arbitrary, Capricious, and an Abuse of Discretion; Clearly Unwarranted" as no "Imminent Peril" Tell That to Its Own Military Families-- No Trust in US Navy
Stop War, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 26, 2022
For God's Sake Boys, STOP THIS WAR S**T!!! We've seen this before. The U.S. creates a situation, digs in its heels and makes ultimatums and tens of thousands die. I resigned from the U.S. government in 2003 in opposition to another war-President Bush's war on Iraq in which followed that war playbook.
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.

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