On December 15, Maui’s progressive publisher Koa Books, founded by Arnie Kotler, released Dissent: Voices of Conscience, by Army Colonel (Ret.) and diplomat Ann Wright, and UH-Manoa instructor Susan Dixon.

Inside Wright and Kotler tell the stories of dozens of men and women, all government insiders and military personnel, who risked career and life as they knew it to speak out and even leak information in protest of government action they felt was illegal. Just one is Wright, who had served 29 years in the military and 16 as a diplomat, and resigned her post as Mongolia’s Deputy Ambassador in protest during the run-up to the Iraq war.

Wright and Dixon will read from their book tonight in Hilo, Friday on Maui, and Sunday in Honolulu, where copies will also be available for purchase.

Reading Schedule:

HILO – Thursday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Kahuina Gallery, 128 Kilauea Ave. (corner of Keawe)

MAUI – Friday, December 21, at 5:30 p.m.
Gallerie Ha, 51 North Market Street, Wailuku
(across from Cafe Marc Aurel)

HONOLULU – Sunday, December 23, at 3:00 p.m.
Revolution Books, 2626 South King Street

www.voicesofconscience.com for more information