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Colonel Ann Wright reports on the life in limbo for people along the southern border who are applying for refuge in the U.S. By Ann Wright Roots Action The U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean is composed of two very tall fences, with a no man’s land of about 30 feet in between. Sensors and […]

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Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright describe the collective’s encounter Tuesday with D.C. police, who refrained from evacuating the embassy. By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright Codepink An extraordinary set of events has been unfolding at the Venezuela embassy in Washington, D.C., since April 11, when the Embassy Protection Collective began living at the embassy with […]

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The refurbished peace boat set sail on May 1, with its first leg taking it to Hawaii, reports Colonel Ann Wright. ‘Wave Maker’ Found Derelict in 2011 By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News A refurbished peace boat that left the coast of California 61 years ago on a historic quest to disrupt U.S. nuclear […]

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Even after honorable discharge, foreign-born veterans who get arrested run the risk of deportation, writes Colonel Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News No U.S. military veteran should face deportation, but many do. United Deported Veterans, with an office just off the plaza after crossing the U.S. border into Tijuana, Mexico, helps deported […]

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Ann Wright reports on the launch earlier this month, in D.C. and New York, of the worldwide “Korea Peace Now” campaign. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South Korea continue to increase. One sign of that came earlier this month when a consortium […]

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Ann Wright reports on a citizen peace delegation’s recent trip to Iran, which included a meeting with the country’s foreign minister. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News We knew that a CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation to Iran would wind up in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. While he was campaigning, Donald Trump […]

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A major spill of jet fuel in 2014 should have shut down this aging, leaking, storage complex, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright in Honolulu Special to Consortium News The North Korean missile scare in Hawaii a year ago was alarming. But that fear has abated. Once again the greatest perceived threat to the island […]

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People from Central America, as well as those displaced by wars in the Middle East, should get the kind of U.S. welcome that the military helped provide to refugees from Indochina in 1975, writes Ann Wright. Exodus of 750,000 People By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News The thousands of people now trying to flee […]

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Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable solutions to regional crises, rather than exacerbate them, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright The relationship between the Trump administration and Pakistan is frosty after the United States cut $330 million in military aid to […]

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Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable solutions to regional crises, rather than exacerbate them, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright The relationship between the Trump administration and Pakistan is frosty after the United States cut $330 million in military aid to […]

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The U.S. continues to support the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia—as a key ally—even after the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the horrendous five-year bombing campaign on Yemen, writes Ann Wright. By Ann Wright in Istanbul Special to Consortium News Killing is not new for Saudi Arabia. While the world’s media has been focused on […]

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Defending their illegal blockade of Gaza against what they see as infiltrators rather than activists bringing aid and making a point, Israeli soldiers physically assaulted a number of delegates and arrested them, including a USS Liberty survivor. By Ann Wright U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on deck of the USS Liberty off […]

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