From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: East Bay | Anti-War View other events for the week of 3/ 2/2014
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright: America’s Pivot to Asia, Destabilizing the Region
Date Sunday March 02
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Bonita (@Cedar)
Event Type Speaker
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.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee 510-275-4272
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to:
bfuusjev-subscribe [at]

For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to:
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 11:30 AM
iCal Import this event into your personal calendar.