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Col. Ann Wright
Col. Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada,...

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US Military Leadership Says “Zero Tolerance for Murder, Assault and Hazing,” But Marine Corps Courts

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Despite the U.S. military’s official position that it has zero tolerance for violence and hazing in its ranks, recent Marine Corps court-martial plea bargains and court-martial decisions suggest otherwise.

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The Trial of Bradley Manning—Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation, Retribution?

By Col. Ann Wright

Until citizen activist protests six months ago in March 2011 brought sufficient attention to the harsh conditions of Manning’s pre-trial confinement, the US military was treating him as if he were beyond the scrutiny of the law—as if he were an “enemy combatant” in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 READ MORE


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U.S. Free Speech Hypocrisy

By Col. Ann Wright

The 50-year U.S. condemnation of Cuba’s human rights violations and the U.S. support for 64 years of the brutal Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians demonstrates solidly the hypocrisy of the United States government.

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Incredibly, Gaza Rebuilds Despite Israeli Blockade and Threats to Water, Electricity & Tax Revenues

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Two weeks ago I returned to Gaza after an absence of 2.5 years. My last trip was in May, 2009, the third trip in 2009 following the Israeli attack on Gaza that killed 1440, wounded 5,000, and destroyed the homes of 50,000. Most of the construction materials for rebuilding Gaza are brought through tunnels under the Egyptian border.

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 READ MORE


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Delegates Issue Appeal for the End of the Siege of Gaza—No US Congresspersons involved

By Col. Ann Wright

This week, 70 delegates from 20 countries, including Parliamentarians from 11 countries, have seen the disastrous effects of the 22-day Israeli attack on Gaza two years ago and the five-year naval and land blockade on Gaza. The trip was organized by the Council for European Palestinian Relations.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 READ MORE


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Protests Fill Tahrir Square, Again

By Col. Ann Wright

Last night after I finally got out of the Cairo airport after five hours of being detained upon my arrival, at least 32 had already been killed by the military around Tahrir Square with hundreds wounded. Tonight more have died as the police fired on protesters.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 READ MORE


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Col. Ann Wright
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Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned from the Department of State on March 19, 2003, in opposition to the Iraq war. She is the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience” (http://www.voicesofconscience.com).

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