Cindy Sheehan: How the anti-war movement is asleep under Obama

Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 added video

with Cindy Sheehan
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February 10, 2011

Update

on Mar 2, 2011

Interview with Cindy Sheehan- Media Roots TV

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This is a special 40 minute Media Roots Radio interview conducted by Abby Martin with Cindy Sheehan, fearless anti-war activist. She relays her powerfully lucid point of view in a candid interview at her home on February 6th, 2011.

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listen via Media Roots Radio- Cindy Sheehan Interview by Media Roots

from the archives:

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Solomon, Nader, Cornel West and Chomsky: Building a Powerful Left in the U.S.

Transparency in the Age of Obama by Cindy Sheehan

US: myth of the two party system by Cindy Sheehan

Injustice in the age of Obama by Cindy Sheehan

Dissent in the age of Obama by Cindy Sheehan

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  6. Dear Cindy,
    In Okinawa Japan, people are against in one for the plan to create new helipad as well as for base Os-prey in Henokobeach area. As already 75% of U.S. Airbases in Japan are centralized in OKinawa
    main island. People are upset to see Japanese and U.S. governments have decided to create a new permanent airbase in the said beach area.

    Okinawans sending a petition world over to stop the constructions in Takae area, knowint the plan would destroy precious existences of birds and plants in that area. Besides U.S. government is strongly encouraging Kan Cabinet to hasten start helipad in Takae and the airbase in Henoko beach area. Okinawans are against Helipad in Takae area as well as airbase for os-prey in Henoko beach area.

    In short, Okinwans , in these 65 years, have too much negative experiences in their daily lives, such as increase of soldiers crimes, aircrafts heavy sounds day and night.

    Okinawans now they believe by any cahnce U.S. bases should move to outside Okinawa. They believe this is their minimum request.

    Dear Cindy, I’m an old boy aged 76 who firmly believe in our pacifist Constitution. Naturally I’m against any war, just like you. I’m determined to support Okinawans as much as possible in my power. I learnt about your saddest experience and also your experiences in anti war. I am deeply impressed and encouraged by your lasting efforts to keep peace in this world , bur first in U.S,, me in Japan. Please read Okinawans petition, thank you.

    2011 02 09
    Stop building US military helipad and save the Okinawa forest!  http://bit.ly/dITDgH

    Okinawa people need your help.

    Japanese government starts destroying the forest or building the US helipad,without investgation of Redlisted animals.

    Please tell Mr.Kan to stop of destroying Okinawa forest.

    There is Jungle Warfare Training Center of United States Marine Corps (7,500 ha) in the area called Yanbaru %u2013 Northeast mountain side of Higashi and Kunigami village, Okinawa.

    Subtropical natural forest and mountain stream remain, and the area provides habitats for over 4,000 species of wildlife.

    11 animals and 12 plants are peculiar to the Yanbaru area. A large number of Threatened Species are listed in the Red List, 188 species in Okinawan Red List, and 177 in the Red List of Environment Ministry. Jungle Warfare Training Center and the Yanbaru Forest around the center have quite important natural environment and biodiversity including numerous endemic, endemic subspecific, and threatened species.

    %u3000Northern half of the Jungle Warfare Training Center is scheduled for retiring to Japan.

    However, the construction of 6helipads (75m in diameter) and roads are required in return. If the helipads are constructed and military exercises carry out, it is considered to have serious adverse effect on forest and the wildlife living in the area.

    Okinawa People call for the cancellation of helipads.

    Natural environment and the wildlife living in the Jungle Warfare Training Center are of considerable value as World natural heritage. IUCN urged both Japanese and American governments to consider other alternatives, including Zero Option (option of no constriction), also to set up a protected area and management action plan for Okinawa

    Woodpecker and Okinawa Rail in the years of 2000 and 2004. The government should also call off the helipads constriction plan to the security and tranquil life of the people who lives in Takae, Higashi village,situated next to the helipads. End

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