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Former Diplomat speaks on the Downing St. Memo SAT

Sat. July 23 The Downing Street Minutes - Teach in and film with former diplomat Ann Wright

When: 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23 Where: 5200 Fannin Street at Southmore, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston, TX 77004, 713.526.5200

Background: The Downing Street Minutes (DSM) are the minutes of a meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and his advisers, which were leaked to a London newspaper. They show conclusively that Bush deceived the American people and the world by saying he would try to avoid war when he had in fact already decided to invade Iraq.

Ms. Wright joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and briefly in Afghanistan. She received the State Department's Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2500 persons from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since the evacuation of Saigon in 1974.

Cost: Open to the public. $5 donation suggested - no one turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Progressive Action Alliance (PAA), Code Pink, and other organizations, this event commemorates the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Minutes, and coincides with similar events in over 150 cities across the country.

Thurs. July 28 Militarism and the Media Town Hall Meeting with Houston Global Awareness Are you concerned about increasing militarization and the for profit media that enables it? Join an open discussion on ways to confront these issues. You can make a difference. 7:30pm at the SHAPE Center 3815 Live Oak This event is free and open to the public, although donations are always appreciated



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