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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,...

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

By Col. Ann Wright

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.

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Help Stop Destruction of Jeju Island’s Pristine Volcanic Coastline for South Korean/US Naval Base

By Col. Ann Wright

On November 18, 2011, the South Korean Navy will blast Gureombi, the smooth volcanic rock along the coastline of Gangjeong village of Jeju Island where the local people have been fighting day and night almost for five years to stop the naval base that will homeport naval vessels equipped with the American Aegis missile and will be a key link in the United States’ Missile Defense System.

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 READ MORE


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No Speedy Trial for Bradley Manning

By Col. Ann Wright

The Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for friends and allies everywhere to remind important decision-makers in the military and State Department that Bradley Manning supporters and the world are watching how the United States treats US military personnel in pre-trial confinement.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 READ MORE


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Israeli Hijacking Of Gaza Freedom Waves Boats “Violent And Dangerous”

By Col. Ann Wright

Despite very clear protests from the occupants of the two boats that they did not want to be taken to Israel, they were forcibly removed from the boats in a violent manner.

Posted on Nov 6, 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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