The Iraq Occupation and Military Action Against Iran:
Dissent and Voices of Conscience
Monday, June 9th - 7 p.m.
Ret. Col. Ann Wright: retired U.S. Army Colonel and retired official
of the U.S. State Department. Now peace activist, author and lecturer.
Helped organize Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas with Cindy Sheehan.
Arrested willingly numerous times as part of anti-war demonstrations.
Lt. Col. Wright resides in Hawaii.
Dr. Goudarz Eghtedari: Engineer, writer, radio host, and human rights
and peace activist living in Portland. Board Member of the American Iranian
Friendship Council in Portland and active nationally with Iranian
academia and peace organizations. He is a valuable resource
for citizens of the northwest in the area of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Michael Servetus Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in the RE building.
4505 E. 18th St., Vancouver.
Sponsored by Vancouver for Peace and the Peace and Justice team of MSUUF.
Free and open to the public
Her new book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," co-authored with Susan Dixon, catalogs the story and public statements of individuals in all level of the U.S. government who have publicly dissented. Some you have heard of, like Ehren Watada, but many you haven't. This inspiring book is evidence that the war is truly unpopular and that members of the government are actively resisting.
“When the actions of government become dangerous to the security of the nation, it takes a special courage for men and women inside the government to speak out. If we care about keeping democracy alive, we must welcome this book. "—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the U.S.
"I have served my country for almost thirty years in the some of the most isolated and dangerous parts of the world. I want to continue to serve America. However, I do not believe in the policies of this Administration and cannot defend or implement them. It is with heavy heart that I must end my service to America and therefore resign due to the Administration's policies." ~ Ret. Col. Ann Wright