Sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council. Both talks are free.

A Government Insider Speaks Out Against the War in Iraq

Thursday, 8/14, 7pm at the Westcott Community Center (826 Westcott St.), Syracuse, New York.

Ann Wright is a retired US Army Colonel and US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. She has continued to protest, providing testimony to the US Congressional hearing on the Downing St. memos, living at Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan, speaking thoughtout the country, and participating in nonviolent civil disobedience. In 2006 she traveled to Amman Jordan to speak with Iraqi parliamentarians and in 2007 to Cuba as part of the Close Guantanamo delegation.

Ann is the co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience, which tells the stories 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.


Iraq’s Healthcare Crisis: Iraqi Doctor’s Firsthand Report

Thursday, 8/28, 7pm at Petit Library (105 Victoria Pl.), Syracuse, New York.

Dr. Dia Alsayednoor’s talk presents a unique opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the status of hospitals and emergency care in one of Iraq’s primary cities. He had fled Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s regime, but decided to return to Iraq to assist with rebuilding in the aftermath of the US invasion. He has been working for the past two years in Basra.


For more information:

Jessica Maxwell jessica@peacecouncil.net or 315.472.5478