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Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright


Speaking Sunday, July 14th

7 PM at the Kea’au Community Center

(located behind the Kea’au Police station and Kea’au Family Clinic)

Ann will speak about her recent visit to Yemen and Yemen-Victims of Drones and 56 Yemenis cleared for release from Guantanamo years ago but still held by the US and also about being at the Nobel Women’s Peace conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ann is a well-known and outspoken citizen activist with extensive experience standing up for peace, human rights and the rights of war resisters and other veterans and government whistle-blowers.

This free presentation will be followed by Q&A and the public is invited.

More background about our speaker: Ann Wright holds a Master’s and a law degree from the Universityof Arkansasand a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College.   She spent 13 years in the U.S. Army and 16 additional years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel.

In 1987, Col. Ann Wright joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since Saigon. She was on the first State Department team to go into Afghanistan and reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. Her other overseas assignments include Mongolia, Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, and Nicaragua.

On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S.invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster. Since then, she has been writing and speaking out for peace. and has been arrested numerous times for peaceful, nonviolent protest.  Ann’s home is in Honolulu. She is the co-author of the book “Dissent: Voices of Conscience”  (

End All the Wars!  Ground the Drones!

Close Guantanamo! Dismantle the Surveillance State!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email

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