On Oct. 4, 2007, Ret. U.S. Army Colonel, and ex-U.S. State Department Diplomat, Ann Wright, and Ms. Medea Benjamin, the founder of Code Pink, held a press conference, in Washington, D.C., outside of the Embassy of Canada. Yesterday, they was barred from entering Canada by government officials at the border. They were informed that their names were on a “Criminal Database List,” which was compiled by the FBI. As a result of misdemeanor convictions, in this country, arising out of nonviolent protest action against the Iraq War, the FBI had arbitrarily placed their names on its “Criminal Database List.” The highly respected Peace Activists shared their views on the issue and how they intend to challenge the FBI’s decision and to also meet, later in the afternoon, with officials at the Canadian Embassy in order to remedy this situation.