[from Peace Action email:]
On the eve of the Iraq War, retired Army Colonel Ann Wright resigned from the State Department, telling then-Sec. of State Colin Powell that without UN authorization the invasion and occupation would be a disaster. She was one of dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who spoke out, leaked documents, resigned, or refused to deploy in protest of illegal government actions.
Col. Wright is one of the country's most prominent critics of the Iraq War and Bush's foreign policy. In her new book, Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Col. Wright and Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women. Peace Action is sponsoring her Puget Sound tour:
Col. Wright's Western Washington appearances:
Weds. Apr. 16: Bellingham
4:30 PM: Fairhaven Auditorium, Western Washington Univ., Bellingham
7 PM: Garden Street UMC, 1326 N. Garden St., Bellingham
Thurs., Apr. 17: Centralia & Olympia
3 PM: Carpenters' Union Hall, 417 N. Pearl St., Centralia
7 PM: South Puget Sound Community College auditorium, Olympia
Fri., Apr. 18: Tacoma & Seattle
12 Noon: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. I St., Tacoma
3 PM: Xavier Hall, Rm. 250, Pacific Lutheran Univ., Tacoma
7 PM: United Temple Methodist Church, 1415 43rd St. NE, Seattle
All events free and open to the public
Sponsored by Peace Action of WA. More info: 206-547-4619 or email@example.com.