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DISSENT: VOICES OF CONSCIENCE w/ author Colonel (ret.) Ann Wright

Thursday, January 17, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Jeff Paterson
Location Details:
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street at 27th Street (across from Whole Foods).

Book release event with author

With special guest Daniel Ellsberg
A benefit to support U.S. war resisters seeking refuge in Canada

Thursday, January 17th 2008
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, California 94612 (At 27th Street, across from the new Whole Foods Market)

"Dissent: Voices of Conscience--Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq" (Koa Books, January 2008) profiles government officials whose loyalty to the Constitution and the American people ultimately transcended partisan politics. Originally scheduled for release in 2007, publication has been delayed until now by the State Department's clearance process. Books will be available for author signing.

Author Colonel (ret.) Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service on March 19, 2003, while serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Mongolia, in protest of the war in Iraq and unnecessary curtailment of civil liberties. She joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served in US Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, Nicaragua, and Afghanistan. Before entering the Foreign Service, she served in the Army and Army Reserve for 29 years combined. She has Master's and Law Degrees from the University of Arkansas and a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College.

With introduction from Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who risked life in prison to release the "Pentagon Papers".

Also a brief report back from Courage to Resist organizers who attended a successful Parliament hearing in Ottawa on December 6th in favor of a provision to allow Iraq War military resisters to stay in Canada. A noon vigil and delegation to the Canadian Consulate in downtown San Francisco on Friday, January 25th is planned.

$10 ($5 students/low income) donation suggested. Wheelchair accessible.
Angel Room event space limited to the first 80 people.

Proceeds to benefit Courage to Resist's "Dear Canada: Let U.S. War Resisters Stay!" campaign underway.

For more information, contact Courage to Resist at
510-488-3559 or
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