[act-ma] 3/09 Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright, author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience, speaking at Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA tomorrow - Sunday, March 9

Stop the Wars Coalition info at stopthewars.org
Sun Mar 9 03:02:06 PDT 2008

  Sorry for the late notice, but we just got this,

*Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright
Author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience**

Speaking Tomorrow (Sunday, March 9)
3:00 p.m., at the Peace Abbey, 2 North Main Street, Sherborn, Mass.

During the run-up to war in Iraq, Ann Wright resigned her State 
Department post in protestt, after 29 years in the military and 16 years 
in the diplomatic corps. In Dissent: Voices of Conscience, she and 
coauthor Susan Dixon tell the stories of government insiders and 
active-duty military personnel who spoke out, resigned, leaked 
documents, or refused to deploy out of loyalty to the Constitution.

"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

"This remarkably impressive book should be leaked into the government. 
It could awaken officials to withdraw their complicity and tell the 
truth." —from the Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg

"Ann Wright is, without question, one of the most honest and ethical 
individuals I have been privileged to know. As a soldier and a diplomat, 
she always placed her country, its direction, and its welfare at the top 
of her priority list. I salute Ann Wright and all whose voices are heard 
in Dissent. These are powerful voices of truth in an ocean of government 
deception." —Brigadier General (Ret.) Pat Foote, Former Commanding 
General, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

"Voices of conscience are usually smothered in spin. That the stories of 
these heroes are recorded here gives me great hope and shows that it is 
still possible to do the right thing." —Ray McGovern, CIA Presidential 
Briefer for George H. W. Bush

"Ann Wright is not one to be silenced." —Ms. Magazine

This event is a benefit for the Massachusetts Chapter of Military 
Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the Winter 
Soldier Hearings in DC March 13-16.
Ann Wright will give the keynote address. There will be live music and 
wine tasting. Suggested donation is $50, or whatever you can offer.

For more information about tomorrow's event, contact The Peace Abbey, 
For more information about Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and her new book, 
visit www.voicesofconscience.com <http://www.voicesofconscience.com>


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