Dissent in a Democracy by Ann Wright and Susan Dixon
"When the actions of government become dangerous to the security of the nation, it takes a special courage for men and women inside the government to speak out. If we care about keeping democracy alive, we must welcome this book. " —Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the U.S.
During the run-up to war in Iraq, Army Colonel (Ret.) 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. In Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Ann Wright and Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women, who risked careers, reputations, and even freedom out of loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law. Our failed attempt at entering Gaza on this Trip,, and the 80% of the Peace Delegates who were detained and deported from the Cairo Airport. Ann Talk about why she speak out on this topic