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Ann Wright: Read Ann Wright's New Column On Why She's Marching In Fayetteville.
As an army officer stationed at Fort Bragg in the 1980s, Ann Wright helped draw up contingency plans for invading Iraq -- plans which were completely discarded when the Iraq war started in 2003. Wright rose to the rank of colonel in the military, and later served as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. She resigned her post in March 2003, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Since then she has been active in antiwar action, at Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas, facing arrest at the White House, and many other scenes of protest.
A quote from her letter of resignation: "I believe the Administration's policies are making the world a more dangerous, not a safer, place. I feel obligated morally and professionally to set out my very deep and firm concerns on these policies and to resign from government service as I cannot defend or implement them." Read her new column on why she's coming to Fayetteville to march for peace.

Michael McPhearson: As an officer in the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division, Michael served in Desert Storm. A native of Fayetteville NC, he is now the Executive Director of Veterans for Peace (VFP), and is returning to join the other veterans in speaking for an end to the iraaq war. Michael and VFP are also organizing a vets caravan which will leave Fayetteville after the rally, headed for the Gulf Coast to join in post-Katrina reconstruction work.

Ricky Clousing: After working as a street interrogator in Iraq with the 82d Airborne, Sgt. Ricky Clousing returned to Ft. Bragg haunted by questions about the morality of the war, and what he knew to be the falsehoods about WMDs and what was happening on the ground. After much soul-searching, he went AWOL rather than train others as interrogators. Returning more than a year later, Ricky faced a court martial and a jail sentence. He's out now, still speaking against the war he saw firsthand.

Rev. Cureton Johnson: Pastor of Fayetteville's First Baptist Church (Moore St.), Rev. Johnson brings an eloquent passion for justice to the community, and a stirring voice to our program.

Khodr Zaarour: Khodr M. Zaarour is currently an instructor of political science, international relations and history at Shaw University and serves as the director of political affairs for the Muslim-American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC). Mr. Zaarour holds graduate degrees in public and international relations, economics, political science and United States history and foreign policy. His experience is as a researcher and policy analyst at the National Defense University where he researched, analyzed, critiqued and evaluated U.S. intelligence and security material, coordinated, organized and moderated conferences and wrote articles and newsletters. His main area of interest is the U.S. political, economic, and security strategies in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia