by Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
January 17, 2010
To: Associated Press
CC: Jessica Gresko
RE: Misleading article about the January 16th protest at CIA Headquarters
From: Cindy Sheehan representing Peace of the Action.
Yesterday, Peace of the Action Coalition organized a protest in front of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va.
Ms. Gresko, from the AP was out there for the entire time. She interviewed myself, all of the other speakers and some of those in attendance.
January 15, 2010
This video is from the immediate aftermath – 3 to 20 minutes after the tremors on January 12 – in the neighborhood of Jacquet in Port-au-Prince where I lived since September. I really wish I could have got this up on the web sooner, but Internet connections are difficult to sustain.
by Tom Burghardt
January 16th, 2010
In the wake of the Flight 253 provocation, over-hyped terrorism panics, and last year’s Big Pharma and media-engineered hysteria over the H1N1 flu pandemic, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on January 11.
Among other things, the Executive Order (EO) established a Council of Governors, an “advisory panel” chosen by the President that will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a “national emergency.”
According to the White House press release, the ten member, bipartisan Council was created “to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards.”
January 17, 2010
It is five days since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, spreading fear and misery across an already fragile nation.
After a relatively slow start, US forces appear to be taking the lead in organising international aid efforts on the ground.
But there is a long way to go. Residents outside the capital complain they have been forgotten.
In rural towns and villages survivors have largely been left to fend for themselves. Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker reports from Port Au Prince, the capital.
by Greg Palast
17 January, 2010
Blackwater before drinking water
by Greg Palast for The Huffington Post
Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland. On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, “The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines could be deployed to the quake-ravaged country within the next few days.” “In a few days,” Mr. Obama?
by Rick Rozoff
17 January, 2010
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is pressuring its 28 member states and dozens of partnership affiliates on five continents to contribute more troops for the war in Afghanistan, the Jerusalem Post reported on January 13 that “Israel is launching a diplomatic initiative in an effort to influence the outcome of NATO’s new Strategic Concept which is currently under review by a team of experts led by former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.” 
NATO is crafting its updated Strategic Concept to replace that last formulated in 1999, the year of the military bloc’s expansion into Eastern Europe and its first full-fledged war, the 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.