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Another Gaza Freedom Flotilla is Ready to Sail in 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:12 am | Ann Wright

With the 51 day Israeli attack on Gaza in the summer of 2014 that killed over 2,200, wounded 11,000, destroyed 20,000 homes and displaced 500,000, the closing to humanitarian organizations of the border with Gaza by the Egyptian government, continuing Israeli ... More >>

US: Suicides and Mental Trauma of Military Family Members

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 5:44 pm | Ann Wright

Seven months ago, in December, 2011, Brian Arredondo, age 24, hanged himself in a shed in his mother’s backyard. Brian was the brother of US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. For seven years Brian had had ... More >>

Turkish Court Indicts Senior Israeli Military Officials

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 2:19 pm | Ann Wright

On the Second Anniversary of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Turkish Court Indicts Senior Israeli Military Officials in Murders of Nine Passengers More >>

Death Sentences and Supervised Chores

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 11:10 am | Ann Wright

Army Private Bradley Manning faces a death sentence while Army Specialist who mutilated the body of an Afghan gets “supervised chores” The U.S. government is clearly signaling that murdering, raping, mutilating and assaulting are not nearly as serious ... More >>

Ann Wright: Torture - An Author and a Resister

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 11:30 am | Ann Wright

As a Bush administration political appointee Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice, Jay Bybee, a Mormon, wrote one of four torture memos released last month. Bybee's August 1, 2002, 20-page memorandum ... More >>

Iranians Ponder Their Future With an Obama Admin

Tuesday, 30 December 2008, 1:15 pm | Ann Wright

Just a month ago, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and US President George Bush met for the last time as heads of state in late November 2008 in Washington and continued their relentless bellicose rhetoric toward Iran, I and three activists ... More >>

Remembering Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter

Saturday, 27 December 2008, 3:27 pm | Ann Wright

On the news today of the death of Harold Pinter, the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, I remembered hearing his Nobel Laureate lecture/acceptance speech. I was in London in December 2005, speaking at the annual Stop the War conference ... More >>

Running Against the Republicans AND the Democrats

Saturday, 1 November 2008, 12:13 pm | Ann Wright

I am in San Francisco this week before the election, campaigning for Cindy Sheehan. She is running against both the Republican and Democratic establishments, but more specifically against Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. More >>

US: The Murder of Military Women Continues

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, 1:35 pm | Ann Wright

"My daughter's dream became a nightmare," sadly said Gloria Barrios, seven months after her daughter, US Air Force Senior Airman Blanca Luna, was murdered on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. More >>

Ann Wright: Refusing to Kill

Sunday, 21 September 2008, 1:18 pm | Ann Wright

From the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military has come under intense criticism and scrutiny for the deaths of civilians. This week, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made trips ... More >>

Protest Camps Against US Bases in Japan and Italy

Monday, 12 May 2008, 11:58 am | Ann Wright

The presence of the US military, 63 years after World War II, is a huge source of anger for the citizens of Japan, Korea, Germany and Italy. On the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the US military uses an artillery firing range known as Yausubetsu. ... More >>

US Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder?

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 12:26 am | Ann Wright

The Department of Defense statistics are alarming - one in three women who join the US military will be sexually assaulted or raped by men in the military. The warnings to women should begin above the doors of the military recruiting stations, as that ... More >>

Enduring an Occupation for Oil

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 9:50 am | Ann Wright

Last week Iraq's Maliki government "asked" President Bush for an "enduring" strategic security relationship with the United States that will have 50,000 US military and probably 50,000-75,000 US contractors/mercenaries in Iraq for decades. Reportedly ... More >>

Banned From Canada for a Year for War Protest

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 8:41 pm | Ann Wright

The invitation said six members of the Canadian Parliament were to speak October 25 on Canada's Parliament Hill as members of a panel called "Peacebuilders Without Borders: Challenging the Post-9/11 Canada-US Security Agenda." I arrived at the Ottawa ... More >>

More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 12:14 am | Ann Wright

The Bush administration has cooked up another bounty program that will undoubtedly result in hundreds of innocent persons in Afghanistan and Pakistan being detained and imprisoned, perhaps for years, if history is repeated. More >>

Bush, Impeachment, Strong Women and Dallas, Texas

Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 11:29 am | Ann Wright

In August 2005, Cindy Sheehan began her 26 days in the ditch in Crawford, Texas by announcing in Dallas at the national Veterans for Peace conference she was going to challenge Bush's characterization of the Iraq War as a "noble cause" by going ... More >>

"I Hope It's Your Family Members That Die"

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 12:59 pm | Ann Wright

"I HOPE IT'S YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT DIE" said US Representative Dana Rohrabacker to American citizens who questioned the Bush Administration’s unlawful extraordinary rendition policies. More >>

Why a Rep. Paid the Fine for My Arrest In Congress

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 10:43 am | Ann Wright

What irony! I was arrested last week in a Capitol Police abuse of power upon leaving a Congressional hearing on FBI abuses of our civil liberties. I was arrested on March 20, 2007 in a hallway outside the Judiciary Committee hearing of the US House of ... More >>

Ann Wright: The Sheikh and the Torture Senator

Friday, 23 March 2007, 4:22 pm | Ann Wright

Last week, senior al-Qaeda operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed reportedly confessed during his Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) at the US prison in the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More >>

Ann Wright: Why I Will March to Support the Troops

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 1:01 pm | Ann Wright

I am returning to Fayetteville, North Carolina, on March 17 for the first time in over twenty years. I spent three years on active duty at [nearby] Fort Bragg as an instructor at the Special Warfare Center and as executive officer of the 96th Civil ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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