Showing posts with label Colonel Ann Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colonel Ann Wright. Show all posts

US Mayors Conference Miami

Senator Barack Obama to Address the Nation's Mayors on Saturday June 21st! See SCHEDULE below.

Warm Up for Miami!
No one has as much fun in a parade as CODEPINK does! Listen to this great music from our New Orleans parade and a message on V-Day about why we wear pink from CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans. Let's March together in Miami!

June 20-23
700 Mayors from throughout the country will descend on Miami for the U.S. Mayors Conference! Local, state, and national activists are working together on a series of actions to welcome these mayors with the message
“Fund Our Cities, Not the War in Iraq.”

We’ll have a parade, a reception, a Food Not Bombs food drive and lots more. Please mark your calendars and start making plans to join us in Miami! This page will be updated regularly but for now, some of the exciting things in the works:

Inside: We are excited to report that two peace related resolutions are on the agenda!

  • CODEPINK proposed resolution against military force on Iran
  • Mayors for Peace about Nuclear disarmament

Mayor Robert Kiss of VT has sponsored it and many more co-sponsors are still needed. Have a mayor you think might cosponsor?? Contact and for information on how to approach your mayor!

Thursday June 19
5:00 to 9:00pm Right to the City Alliance: Peoples Summit
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Volunteers needed to staff CODEPINK booth, to sign up email Hillary

Friday June 20
10:00am ~ Breakfast for Homeless and "Money for Cities, Not War! press conference outside the Mayors Conference at the InterContinental Hotel with veternas, peace activists and local leaders who represent communities hurt by skewed economic prioritites. Biscayne Blvd and Chopin Plaza

2:00pm ~ CODEPINK participates in Right To The City ~ March on the Mayors dressed as pink Lady Liberties with sashes. NW 2nd Avenue and 7th Street. The march will be lead by "To Be Continued..." a New Orleans 2nd-line brass band. We will carry giant skeleton puppets representing all of the bad things happening in our cities like gentrification, racism, environmental injustice. We will also be carrying coffins so when we finish our march we can bury the skeletons. And following in the tradition of Jazz funerals we will be partying the whole way, dancing and singing.

We are asking all participants to bring umbrellas (to keep in the tradition of the New Orleans). Use your umbrella as a sign! For more info on march:

5:30 pm ~ Rally outside of Mayor's evening event at Viscaya Museum and boat demonstration on the bay side of the museum. South Miami Avenue and SE 32nd Road. Money for People, Not for War!

Saturday June 21
9:00 - 11:00am Senator Bill Nelson to Address the Nation's Mayors

12:00 - 2:00 pm Senator Barack Obama to Address the Nation's Mayors

7:00pm CODEPINK attends Mayor's evening event on Calle Ocho to continue thier campaign for the extradition of Miami resident and terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.

Sunday June 22
12:00 - 2:00 pm President Bill Clinton to Address the Nation's Mayors

1:00pm ~ 5:00pm ~ US Peace Movement Salutes US Mayors Peace Reception at the Wall Flower Gallery 10 NE 3rd Street.
Special guest Mayor Joy Cooper of Hallendale Beach and No War on Iran resolution cosponsor, Mayor Rita Mullins of Village Palatine, IL., Jackie Cabasso US representative of Mayors for Peace, Medea Benajmin with CODEPINK and Global Exchange and Colonel Ann Wright (ret. Army). To RSVP email Nancy Mancias at

Monday June 22
9:00 - 11:00 am Gloria & Emilio Estefan receive National Award for Lifetime Achievement from the US Mayors

Don't forget your PINK!
For more information on this action or to add your group to endorsers, call
Linda @ 305-801-0245 or
Ray @ 754-423-0051


Col Ann Wright Book Readings in Florida

Retired Colonel Ann Wright
DISSENT: Voices of Conscience, Government Insiders Speal Out Against the War in Iraq.

During the run-up to war in Iraq, Ann Wright resigned her State Department post in protest. She had served in the U.S. military and diplomatic corps for 29 and 16 years respectfully, and she was among dozens of government insiders and active-duty military who spoke out, resigned, leaked documents, or refused to deploy. In Dissent: Voices of Conscience, she and coauthor Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women, who risked careers, reputations, and even freedom out of loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law. Join us to celebrate the publication of Ann's new book.

[TOUR Schedule below] More about Ann:


Shut Down Guantanamo!
Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright speaking at the meeting the night before the demonstration at the US Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

International Human Rights Day
At a White House rally, on Dec. 10, 2007, Col. (Ret) Ann Wright sharply criticized the Bush-Cheney Gang for condoning torture around the world; and for its use of rendition (kidnapping) to send detainees to other countries that torture.

BOOK SIGNING TOUR SCHEDULE ~ In Florida Jan 24 - 29, 2008
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008
6:00 PM ~ Sarasota News and Books 1341 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Andrew Foley 941-323-2310

Friday, Jan 25, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ~ The First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 East Robinson Street Orlando, Florida 32803

Saturday, Jan 26, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ~ Peace Forum: Ann Keynote
USF Campus (Specific Rm TBA. Call Mike)
4202 E. Fowler Ave., ADM241 Tampa, Fl 33620 Contact Mike Fox, 727-320-4502

7:30 pm-9:00 pm ~ Unitarian Universalist Church
2470 Nursery Rd Clearwater, FL 33764 Contact Mike Fox, 727-320-4502

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008
10:00 am - 12:00 pm ~ Free Peace Film/Ann Speaks/
Mingler Beach Theater, 315 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Contact: Mike Fox, 727-320-4502

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ~ Ann Speaks At Samm Simpson Fundraising Lunch
Ferg's 1320 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33705 Contact Mike Fox, 727-320-4502

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Ann Speaks At Samm Simpson Fundraising Dinner
Leo's Italian Restaurant, 2900 Alt 19 Palm Harbor Contact Mike Fox, 727-320-4502

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008
11:45 am - 1:30 pm (Ann will speak for 10-15 minutes)
Regional Round Table Luncheon Orlando, Florida

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ University of Central Florida Student Union Bldg.
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816-0003 E-mail contact:

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ University of Florida
Arredondo Room (Reitz Union) Gainesville, FL E-mail

"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"

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

For more information, contact 850-241-3191, or visit

Dissent: Voices of Conscience, by Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and Susan Dixon • Foreword by Daniel EllsbergTrade Paperback Original • 296 pages • $17.95 • ISBN 9780977333844Published by Koa Books • www.koabooks.comDistributed to the trade by SCB Distributors,

Say NO to Guantanamo & Terrorists in Miami!

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008
11:00 am PRESS Conference ~ Close Guantanamo, Uphold the Constitution!
Quinta Inn & Suites (Miami Airport West, 8730 NW 27th St, Doral
Ret. Colonel Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Camilo Mejia (Iraq Veteran), Santiago Leon from Miami for Peace, National Lawyers Guild representing Guantanamo detainees.

12:00 noon
Lunch with Senator Nelson
Here's your opportunity to sit down and listen to Bill or stand outside with your banners and signs about torture and terrorists. Democratic Professionals Council luncheon. Cost is $35 per person in advance/$40 at the door. Guests welcome. They expect to sell out so make your reservations early!

7:00 pm Forum for
International Day to Close Guantanamo
Speakers: CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin, Colonel Ann Wright, Iraq Vet Camilo Mejia, and legal experts. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 S.W. 76th Ave.
Sponsored by Miami for Peace, CODEPINK, and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami.

Photos by Ricardo Lopez/ Miami Herald Staff

Friday, January 11, 2008
7:00 a.m.-9:00 am Rally* & Picket for International Day to Close Guantanamo
Vicinity of the U.S. Southern Command NW 87th Ave & NW 36th St.Doral, FL

9:00 am March to the U.S. Southern Command

Saturday, January 12, 2008
11am-6pm Terrorist Watch
Campaign focusing on Luis Posada Carriles
Call for the targeting and arrest of this known terrorist
Meet at Versailles Restaurant (3555 SW 8th St) 11am to begin outreach
For details on Terrorist Watch call 415-235-6517

Sunday, January 13, 2008
All day and overnight vigil
Contact Medea Benjamin or call 415 235-6517

6:00 pm
Coral Gables Book Signing ~ Books & Books, 265 Aragon, Avenue, Coral Gables, FL Guest Speaker, Col. Ann Wright , coauthor with Susan Dixon of Dissent; Voices of Conscience with forward by Daniel Ellsberg. The public is Welcome. No Admission Fee, No Reservations. Contact Books & Books, 305-442-4408

Monday, January 14, 2008
9am Press Conference at Miami FBI office
16320 Northwest 2nd Avenue, North Miami Beach

12 noon Office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
8660 West Flagler Street, Suite 131 (tel 305-220-3281)

5:00pm Delray Peace Corner Corner of Swinton and Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Please join us in our weekly vigil/protest on this great visibility corner! Contact Hillary or Vicki

7:30 pm WPB Book Signing ~ WPB Marriott Hotel,
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Guest Speaker, Col. Ann Wright , coauthor with Susan Dixon of Dissent; Voices of Conscience with forward by Daniel Ellsberg. The public is Welcome. No Admission Fee, No Reservations. Contacts: Elna Laun 686-2060 or David Prensky 832-8511