Tag Archives: Ann Wright

Ann Wright: In Gaza They’re Preparing an Ark

Published on Oct 10, 2013

Featuring an interview with Ann Wright (at 11:20 minutes of video) about the very unfinished Gaza Freedom Flotilla compensation issue and next year's attempt to have a cargo ship leave Gaza. Interview with Albuquerque activist Susan Schuurman who is putting up billboards calling for an end of the $30 billion in military aid to Israel. Short clip of Miko Peled who will be speaking at Yale 10/28/13. The Struggle #506

Gaza’s Ark at US Campaign Against the Israeli Occupation

Ann and Lana

Lana Hijazil (right) from Gaza and now a student at Syracuse University gave an update on conditions in Gaza and Ann Wright spoke on Gaza' Ark.

Interview with Col. Ann Wright on Gaza Flotilla Raid and Israel’s Immunity

Published on Jun 4, 2013

Abby Martin takes a look at the Gaza flotilla siege three years later with an interview with retired US Army Colonel, Ann Wright, who was on board one of the ships when siege occurred. Wright talks about the trial, Israeli immunity from prosecution, and her experience during the attack.

Gaza’s Ark supporter Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire at Nobel Women’s Initiative meeting

Ann Wright and Chris Jones attended the Nobel Women's Initiative meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last May. There they got a ratification of her ongoing support for Gaza's Ark from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire.

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Ann Wright in Belfast to promote Gaza’s Ark

May 20, 2013

Ann Wright gave a presentation on Gaza's Ark in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gerry and Sinead MacLochlainn and Phil McCollough of the Irish Boat to Gaza helped organize the event.

Irish Friends of Palestine send delegations to Gaza several times a year. 


Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned from the Department of State on March 19, 2003, in opposition to the Iraq war. She is the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience” (http://www.voicesofconscience.com).

An Israeli Apology Means Little to the Families of the Nine Passengers Murdered on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The Families of the Nine Passengers Murdered on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Demand That the Israeli Blockade of Gaza Be Lifted

By Ann Wright

Representatives of IHH, the international humanitarian organization that organized the passengers on the Mavi Marmara in the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, have told the author that families of the nine murdered by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) commandos on May 31, 2010, consider the “apology” of the Israeli government to the Turkish government as meaning very little until the Israeli government lifts the blockade on Gaza.

Israeli Drone Strikes in Gaza in November 2012 Attack: Two-Thirds Killed Were Civilians

More Palestinians Killed by Drones Alone in eight DAYS than Israelis Killed by rockets in eight YEARS

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Two-thirds of Palestinians killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) drones in the November, 2012 attack on Gaza were civilians. 

Gaza’s Ark at the WSF 2013 – Photo display

Gaza's Ark was represented at the World Social Forum in Tunis from 26-30 March 2013. David Heap, Ehab Lotayef and Ann Wright from the Steering Committee presented Gaza's Ark and explained the mission that will attempt to break the Israeli blockade by sailing from Gaza while supporting Palestinian fishers and producers. See Mission Statement.

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Israel and Palestine: Who is The Victim and Who Is the Aggressor?


By Ann Wright

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December 8, 2012

Ann WrightThe Israeli characterization of themselves as "victims" is refuted by their violent, inhuman and unjust treatment of the Palestinians whom they refer to as the "aggressors." Indeed, the Israeli government is the true aggressor and the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are the victims.

Blockade Busters – Activists and Ships Attempting to Break the Israeli Blockade of Gaza


By Ann Wright (about the author)


After two years of continuous demands to the Israeli government and pressure on the Greek government for assistance, in mid-June, 2012, Greek activists succeeded in getting released from Israel two ships that had sailed in the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla.


The passenger ship “Sfendoni” and the cargo ship “Eleftheri Mesogeios,” or “Sofia” had to

be towed out of the Haifa, Israel harbor due to damage caused by Israeli commandos and intelligence agents when they attacked the ships on May 31, 2010. The “Sofia” was towed to Turkey and the “Sfendoni” was towed to the Greek port of Piraeus arriving on June 20, 2012. See here.Israeli commandos attacked all six ships in the flotilla and murdered nine persons on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara and wounded 50 more passengers. Activists on each of the six ships were beaten up, tased, put in Israeli prison and eventually deported from Israel.