American military exercises and deployment of strategic military equipment in Asia and the Pacific has increased substantially as the war on Iraq ended and the war on Afghanistan winds down. This pivot to Asia includes U.S. pressure on Japan to abandon its remarkable “No War” Constitutional Article 9, to allow the U.S. to fly long-range Global Hawk spy drones from a base in Japan, and the building of a U.S. military base on Jeju Island in South Korea, destroying the livelihoods and environment on that UNESCO heritage site. Col. Wright will speak about her recent trip to Northeast Asia, Jeju Island, , and eight days on the PEACE BOAT traveling to South Korea, Taiwan, and PR China. Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development, and respect for the environment.
Col. Wright is a nationally known peace and justice activist, writer and organizer, as well as a fabulous speaker. Her talks are lively, understandable and energizing. She served nearly three decades as an officer in the US military before becoming a diplomat for the State Dept. Door open at 2:30.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 11:30 AM