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About Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a former Army Reserve Colonel and Army veteran who resigned her post in opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.  Ann received the State Department’s Award for Heroism due to her actions during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Since her resignation, she actively writes and speaks out for peace. She is the co-author of the book DISSENT: Voices of Conscience.

Articles by Ann Wright

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Jeju island and the war mindset in Asia and the Pacific

Jeju is called the Island of Peace, but in spite of seven years of constant large protests it's where the South Korean military has almost finished construction of a new naval base. 

Where your conscience can take you: North Korea

On 24 May, thirty women peacebuilders crossed the De-Militarized Zone that separates Korean families. Ann Wright describes her journey from serving in the US Army to citizen diplomat walking for peace.

"I protest": challenging the war policies of the United States

After serving in the US Army, and later as a diplomat, Colonel Ann Wright resigned her position in opposition to the US invasion of Iraq, 2003. She explains her opposition to the use of drones, and why any demilitarism plan for the planet must begin with the United States

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