Our world edges closer and closer to nuclear catastrophe as the U.S. pursues conflicts with Russia and China. Can President Kennedy’s American University Speech on world peace help us redefine what true security means and find a path to achieve it?
During the run-up to war in Iraq, retired Army Colonel and diplomat Ann Wright resigned her State Department post. She was one among dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who leaked documents, spoke out, resigned, or refused to deploy in protest of government actions they felt were illegal. Since then, Ann has been writing and speaking out for peace. She has traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen to talk with families whose family members have been killed by U.S. assassin drones. In 2016, she went on speaking missions to South Korea, Okinawa, Poland, and Russia.
In 2015, Ann went to North Korea with a delegation of 30 women from 15 countries including 2 Nobel Peace Laureates. Ann goes to countries where the U.S. government does not allow us to see the effects of U.S. sanctions, including Iran, Cuba, China, and Russia.
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