Cindy Sheehan: George Carlin, Roe versus Wade and Gitmo

by Cindy Sheehan
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January 16, 2011

(SOAPBOX #83)

This Sunday (January 16th), Cindy presents admirably scurrulous election satire by no less than George Carlin, and then “celebrates” two anniversaries, one famous and most healthy for our nation – but oh so hated today by the “religious right” (which is really neither) – Roe versus Wade – and the other, a truly sickening anniversary, that of the opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison, on Jan 11th, 2002Continue reading

Socialism Can Save Our Cities & Small Businesses by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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January 16, 2011

We live in a country that is so top heavy financially it borders on obscene. If we think that Charles Dickens’ novel Scrooge was powerful, imagine if he wrote today about our Scrooges. Bottom line: America needs fixing or the one percent of our population who control things will take the 99% of us down with their greed and avarice. Yes kiddies, the time has come for some sort of Socialism to save our economy and our citizenry. Let’s get one thing out of the way before we begin. There are many different types of socialism. Continue reading

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler

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A picture of a double medal of honor recipient...

A picture of a double medal of honor recipient. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

numoleen | March 11, 2009

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This anti-war speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. To Hell with war.

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Pebble People by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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January 16, 2011

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“Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.”  — Dorothy Day

I interviewed Yoko Ono on Thursday, January 4th for Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio Show. The interview itself, besides being a great coup for my show, struck a deep chord with me.

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Jon Cooksey: How to Boil a Frog

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peakmoment | January 15, 2011

Peak Moment 187: Filmmaker Jon Cooksey is one funny guy, even while presenting the most serious problems facing humanity. In this fast-paced conversation, he gallops all over the map with five big problems, five big solutions, and a playful and heartfelt approach. Wacky, sobering, full of animations, with Jon in dozens of personnas, “How to Boil a Frog” is a film to view and discuss with friends.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream…to Go to War?!”

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bravenewfoundation | January 15, 2011

Join the fight to end the war: http://facebook.com/RethinkAfghanistan

“The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to end it must be ours.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking of Vietnam.

This week the Pentagon sank to a new low: claiming that Dr. King would “understand” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. King’s legacy is clear: he opposed war and other violence and condemned war as “an enemy of the poor.”

Help us stop the Pentagon’s lies and attempts to justify the brutal, futile war in Afghanistan. Spread the truth by sharing this video with your family and friends.

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