10/12: Gaza's Ark: Breaking the Israeli Naval Blockade

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Colonel Ann Wright: Breaking the Israeli Naval Blockade by Sailing with Gaza's exports: A benefit for Gaza’s Ark

Veterans For Peace Invites you to hear Col. Ann Wright report on Gaza's Ark, an international effort to focus attention on the inhumane conditions in Gaza and pressure the U.S. and Israeli governments to end their illegal blockade.

Who: Col. Ann Wright
What: Benefit Tour for Waging Peace
When: Friday October 12th 2012
  Private Reception: 5:30pm
Private reception to meet Col Ann Wright over dinner.
$40 Minimum donation.
Numbers will be limited.
RSVP to Dan or Cristy
Metanoia Peace House
2116 Northeast 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
  Presentation 7:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Eliot Chapel: 1011 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Suggested Donations $10 - $25 at the Door
No one will be turned away for lack of funds
For More Info: Gazaark.org

Colonel Ann Wright is a former United States Army colonel and a U.S. diplomat who resigned in opposition to the Iraq War; one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. She was on the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla I, attacked by the Israeli military, and was an organizer for the US Boat to Gaza in the 2011 Freedom Flotilla II.

When Col Wright resigned from the State Department in March 2003 she wrote: “I have served my country for almost thirty years in the some of the most isolated and dangerous parts of the world. I want to continue to serve America. However, I do not believe in the policies of this Administration and cannot defend or implement them. It is with heavy heart that I must end my service to America and therefore resign due to the Administration's policies.” Ann has continues to serve her country as a warrior for peace, standing up for the victims of violent aggression, in war, in the military and in our homes.

Gaza’s Ark is a new initiative to challenge the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza, the only Mediterranean port closed to shipping. The Canadian Boat to Gaza, in cooperation with internationals in the US, Australia and other countries, will build a boat in Gaza, using existing resources. A crew of internationals and Palestinians will sail it out of Gaza carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with international buyers.

Send a check made out to Nonviolence International to:
(Important: write “Gaza’s Ark” in the memo field)

Nonviolence International
PO Box 39127
Friendship Station, NW
Washington, DC 20016

 

Photograph by Bud Korotzer, New Left Notes

 

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