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Press Release -- Hawaii Citizens Vigil at President Obama's Holiday Home for 9th Year

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When: December 17, 2016

Where: President Obama's Holiday Compound, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii

For the 9th year, concerned citizens of Hawaii will vigil at President Obama's Holiday Compound in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii on Saturday, December 17 at 9am.

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The vigil began in December 2008 before he was sworn into office in January 2009 on the issue of the 27-day Israeli attack on Gaza. The vigil has continued for the last eight years.

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President Obama has been in office on issues of importance: Continuing Israeli attacks on Gaza; Closing Guantanamo; Assassin Drones; US militarization of Asia and the Pacific; US military construction at Henoko, Okinawa; Jeju Island, South Korea; Illegal Government Surveillance; Bradley Manning/Chelsea Manning; and Ed Snowden, among many others.

Those attending the vigil are from social justice organizations in Honolulu including Veterans for Peace, Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can't Wait.

In the eight years we have held the vigil, neither President Obama nor First Lady Michelle have stopped to talk with the group about their concerns. We hope he will stop and talk this year, the 9th year he will be seeing us. The Secret Service and Honolulu Police have talked with us each year -- so they know who we are.

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For more information, please contact:

Ann Wright, retired US Army Reserve Colonel (retired) and former US diplomat who resigned in opposition to the 2003 war on Iraq)

Phone: 808-741-1141; email


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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 (more...)

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