Transcript of Interview With Ethan McCord of Wikileaks’ Collateral Murder Video by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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August 16, 2010

Cindy Sheehan: Welcome back to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. I’m your host, Cindy Sheehan. Today as we tape, it’s the five-year anniversary of when I camped out in Crawford, Texas, asking for a meeting with George Bush so I can ask him what noble cause he killed my son, Casey, for, and so many others. So today with the resistance to the wars for empire being so low, I thought I would bring on two models of resistance to talk about it. We’ll be speaking with Ethan McCord and Jud Newborn today.

Ethan McCord was in the U.S. Army and he is seen in the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video of an incident that took place in 2007 that was exposed a few months ago. Ethan is the soldier who was running with the children out of the van.

Ethan, welcome to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.

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Resistance is Fertile by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 08, 2010 (SOAPBOX #67)

Cindy interviews Ethan McCord, who became an unfortunate star of the Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video, seen in the video carrying the wounded children from the bullet riddled van and Jud Newborn, PhD, co-author of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, a companion volume to the recent Oscar-nominated German film, “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.”  (There’s a fascinating PDF Afterword to the book available here.)  As the recent and newest Wikileaks revelations fade into undeserved obscurity – accepted and ignored by what was once an anti-war community – I feel I need to yell “WAKE UP” once again.  So we’ve elected a new wearer of the Imperial Purple (mainly by virtue of NOT being George W. Bush).  That doesn’t mean we can go back to sleep, and just wait for our problems to get fixed.  The murder of civilians hasn’t stopped, the looting of our nation’s wealth by corporate arms-merchants hasn’t stopped, and the criminalization of dissent proceeds apace.  Continue reading