SOS For The Crawford Peace House by Cindy Sheehan

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April 1, 2010
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On August 3, 2004, fourteen Marines from a reserve unit in Ohio were killed in Iraq–then president, George Bush, said that they, and all of the war dead, died for a “Noble Cause.” I was sitting in my home in Vacaville, California watching the press conference where George said this, and when none of the reporters present asked him exactly what that “Noble Cause” was, I decided to go to Crawford and ask him myself.

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Peace Outlaws by Cindy Sheehan

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March 29, 2010

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Henry David Thoreau

A week ago today, I was literally cooling my jets in a freezing cold DC jail for protesting the continuation of the illegal and immoral wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For an offense (crossing a police line) that doesn’t even have any jail time associated with the penalty, if convicted, I stayed in jail for 50 hours. I was arrested with seven others and six of us had the similar fate of spending an unreasonable amount of time in jail for standing up for peace and justice.

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Why I Hate Palm Sunday by Cindy Sheehan

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March 29, 2010

Six years ago, I woke up on Palm Sunday listening to the birds sing and already feeling that it was going to turn out to be a warm one.

I got up and was surprised that the constant anguish that I had been feeling for two weeks since my oldest son, Casey, was deployed to Iraq wasn’t that bad. I chalked it up to the beautiful spring day and the fact that my other children were safe and sound in their beds.

I went about my day doing laundry, shopping, going to brunch with my best friend at the time, and getting things ready for my impending workweek as a benefit’s analyst for the County of Napa. It was also the first Sunday in over two decades that our family didn’t go to mass on a Palm Sunday. Our separation from the church had already begun.

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In solidarity with Mathis Chiroux and Elaine Brower and support of burning the flag by Cindy Sheehan + The Burning of an Empire

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March 28, 2010

On Saturday, March 20th (before we were arrested for protesting the wars), my good friends, Mathis Chiroux from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Elaine Brower from Military Families Speak Out, burned an American flag on the stage at the protest rally in Lafayette Park.To Whom it May Concern:

Not only do I support this action along First Amendment lines, I also believe that the American flag represents nothing good right now.

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Cindy Sheehan interviews Temir Porras, Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

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March 28, 2010

Updated: June 26, 2011: Here’s the transcript: Transcript: USA: 5+; VENEZUELA: 0, VENEZUELA WINS

(SOAPBOX #55)

Cindy welcomes Temir Porras, Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of the Middle East and Asia.  In today’s world, Venezuela and its popularly beloved President, Hugo Chavez, are tarred as a “communist dictatorship” because of robber-class fears that his good example could give others ideas, too.  (Where would the world be if we let people realize that Hugo Chavez is beloved precisely BECAUSE he takes good care of all his people – not just the wealthy and powerful few.)   Continue reading

Camp is Gone, but not for Long! by Cindy Sheehan

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March 26, 2010

Well, our great experiment didn’t go as well as we planned here in DC. My vision was a Peace Camp that would serve the needs of the campers as far as housing and food were concerned (that part worked) and the campers would then commit aggressive acts of civil resistance (that part didn’t) in the nation’s capital to shut down the violent military-corporate empire that we live in. In the opinion of members of Peace of the Action, living here in the US gives us special responsibilities for stopping it. Continue reading

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between 1pm and 4pm With a Permit) by Cindy Sheehan

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March 23, 2010

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people.

For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we march past empty buildings and shake our fists at them and promise that if those empty buildings don’t change their ways, we will be back next year to do the same thing. The arrests are symbolic and don’t shut down anything, except in the case of large arrests, where the police stations are busy for a few hours.

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Cindy Sheehan’s Speech at the Anti-war Protest + More videos of her arrest + Going over the barricade!

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March 21, 2010

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Cindy Sheehan arrested at D.C. protest

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March 21, 2010

Video of Cindy Sheehan arrested for breaching police cordon in front of White House.

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Ann Wright’s Speech at the Antiwar Protest

9/11 Truth Activist Jon Gold Arrested At White House Anti-War Protest

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Cindy Sheehan arrested at the White House, anti-war rally March 20, 2010

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Cindy Sheehan was arrested at the White House in an anti-war rally, where thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Washington DC on March 20, 2010, calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to U.S. wars across the globe.

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Antiwar march report (in San Fransisco, CA)

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March 20 in SF

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Anti-War Protest White House Barrier Failure

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Cindy Sheehan Arrested At War Protest In D.C.

Scott Horton Interviews Cindy Sheehan on the anti-war movement in the age

Democracy Now!: Cindy Sheehan Sets Up “Camp OUT NOW” in Antiwar Protest

Greetings from Germany – Together we will end these wars!

Cindy Sheehan Arrested At War Protest In D.C.

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Thousands of protesters, many directing their anger squarely at President Barack Obama, marched through the nation’s capital Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. (March 20)

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Scott Horton Interviews Cindy Sheehan on the anti-war movement in the age of Obama

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March 20, 2010

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Camp Out Now To Take Legal Stand On 7th Anniversary Of Illegal War In Iraq

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March 20, 2010

CONTACTS:

Joshua Smith: 817 751 5890 (National Operation’s Director, Peace of the Action)

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Cindy Sheehan: 707 301 6177

March 20th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Monday, March 15th, Camp OUT NOW, a Peace Camp erected by US Citizens on the lawn of the Washington Monument, was denied by the National Park Service its legal rights (based on National Park Service regulation 7.96) to erect temporary tents.

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Democracy Now!: Cindy Sheehan Sets Up “Camp OUT NOW” in Antiwar Protest

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March 19, 2010

Cindy Sheehan Sets Up “Camp OUT NOW” in Antiwar Protest

We go to Washington, DC to speak with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, founder of the group Peace of the Action, who has set up a camp near the Washington Monument calling on President Obama to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sheehan’s son Casey was killed while serving in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Continue reading

Cindy Sheehan: Camp OUT NOW Press Conference

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March 18, 2010

THE REVOLUTION NEEDS CASH!

Camp OUT NOW is gaining momentum and we are welcoming new people to Camp everyday!

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“The Youth” by Cindy Sheehan + Peace of the Action Tent City Going Up

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March 16, 2010

Almost everywhere I go to speak, during the Q and A portion, someone asks me where are “The Youth?”

Well, I have good news for all these people who have been lamenting over the lack of young people in our Peace Movement: they are out here at Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Monument. Continue reading

Beer with Obama by Cindy Sheehan

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March 15, 2010

“Change doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.” — Barack Obama

Last summer, we here in the news-o-tainment capital of the world, were distracted with the shiny spectacle of the “Beer Affair.”

You remember that one, right? In July, in Cambridge, Mass—police in something that was a racially charged misunderstanding—confronted a college professor named Henry Louis Gates in his own home.

Then, our president—a legend in his own mind—said that the PD and police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, “acted stupidly.” They did “act stupidly,” but, of course, that’s all beside the point.

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