‘Nothing Short of Peace On Earth’ and other news from Cindy Sheehan

An email sent out to Cindy Sheehan supporters today:

Nothing Short of Peace on Earth

At one of my many events in Kentucky this past week at a delightfully named coffee and beer hangout in Louisville, Ray’s Monkey House, a lovely woman named Trudie came up to me with tears in her eyes and she told me: “Cindy, when you were in Crawford that summer, I thought to myself, ‘this is the beginning of the end of war.’ It might take time, and it might not happen in our lifetimes, but what you started to honor your son will end war.”

If only. If only, we the people could finally realize that it is not up to our governments to end war. Our governments and the War Machine are locked in a violently greedy mutual stranglehold and could not care less about our opinions or our children.

In my opinion, our struggles are in vain when we try to organize each other and ourselves to go begging the Robber Class to reform itself. It’s not ever going to happen. Throughout history we have repeatedly and to no avail, begged for our few crumbs of prosperity and peace and look where it has gotten us…in the midst of an economic depression that is further fueled by the blood of our troops and the blood of strangers thousands of miles away.

The Capitalist system of military conquest to perpetuate itself will never go without a fight. So, we need to forget about our governments and their masters, we need to reach out to each other to make firm promises that we will never allow our governments to use us as weapons of mass destruction to kill or oppress each other again.

That is why I am working so hard on the International People’s Declaration of Peace (IPDoP). It proclaims our essential and intrinsic values as human beings and our basic human right to not be subjected to state sanctioned violence.

We can pour our hearts out in marches, elections, and petitions to beg for what is right and rightfully ours, but it won’t be effective if we avoid the real struggle: the revolution of values and the paradigm shift of peace through rejecting the status quo.

The final version of IPDoP is almost ready and will be available to be signed soon. It will be ready to be proclaimed in front of the White House on October 5th, 2009.

Join me in the struggle.

We have pledges to translate IPDoP and the Articles of IPDoP into these languages: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, German, Dutch and French.

We still need: Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Japanese, and Bengal.

Please contact Cindy if you can help translate for free, or reduced cost at: CindysSoapbox@gmail.com

Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

This week’s show is up and running. Our guests are Dahr Jamail who has reported as an un-embedded journalist from Iraq and has a new book: The Will to Resist AND Sheila Dean who organizes Beat the Chip.

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Rational Radio Forum and Bush Protest

This Saturday, September 20, Cindy will be in Dallas for two exciting events:

No Rest for War Criminals

Saturday morning, September 19th, at 10am in front of George Bush’s Dallas Residence.

Outside John Pershing Elementary School

5715 Meaders Lane in front of the gate to George and Laura’s


Join Cindy, David Swanson, David Rovics and all of the peace and justice loving people in Dallas for this event telling George Bush that WE won’t let him off the hook for his crimes!

Rational Radio Progressive Forum

The terrestrial home of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, Rational Radio 1360am in Dallas, Texas is hosting a progressive forum featuring Cindy and Thom Hartmann who is also a progressive radio host.

After Downing Street’s David Swanson (bestselling author of Daybreak) will be there with singer, David Rovics and MORE!

At the Lakewood Theater

2-5 PM

1825 Abrams Parkway, Dallas, Tx

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G20 Protests in Pittsburgh

After Dallas, Cindy will be heading to Pittsburgh for the G20 protests.

September 24-27 (more or less)

Go to: www.ResistG20.org for more info.

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Hey, Prez 44, WE don’t want YOUR filthy war!

Monday, October 5th

National Campaign for Non-Violent Resistance

As casualties tragically mount in Afghanistan and the war machine wants to grind more people up, we are planning protests in Washington, DC beginning the week of the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.

11 thoughts on “‘Nothing Short of Peace On Earth’ and other news from Cindy Sheehan

  1. The Last Conservative

    Sheehan and Bush are both liberal commies. Return to true conservatism and let the absolute monarchs determine war and peace, as God intended. Liberalism began when people stopped worshiping the monarchs as gods, and liberalism has continued to divide but true conservatives have never taken power. The world has gone downhill since.

  2. paulie

    We also got this….


    PRESS ADVISORY/AVAILIBILITY
    SEPTEMBER/13/2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Tina Richards
    Cell: (573) 247-8059
    MFSONM@Gmail.com
    Alt. Contact: Will Covert
    Seaovertea@Gmail.com
    Cell: (619) 402-5206

    vfp logo
    THE PENTAGON OF PEACE:
    “FIVE FOR TRUTH”
    New Mexico Tour
    presented by
    VETERANS FOR PEACE: Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
    OCTOBER 9, 10 & 11TH
    The Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos Chapters of Veterans For Peace has invited five renowned peace and justice activists, including “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan and retired CIA officer Ray McGovern, to visit each town on October 9, 10 & 11 for “The Pentagon Of Peace: Five For Truth” tour, which includes workshops and evening plenary sessions for the general public at the locations below.

    The weekend – long events offer New Mexicans an opportunity to hear directly from a distinguished group from the Peace and Justice community on such topics as Sexual Trauma for Women in the Military, Nonviolence as the Path to Peace, Accountability, the Abuse of Intelligence and the Robber vs. the Robbed Class.
    The speakers are available for interviews prior to and during this event. Please contact Tina Richards, MFSO Chapter Leader, New Mexico or Will Covert, VFP:

    WHO:
    Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, David Swanson, Col. Ann Wright, Eliot Adams, & Rev. Dear (see biographies below)

    WHAT:
    Workshops and Plenaries throughout the weekend – long event offers New Mexicans an opportunity to hear directly from a distinguished group from the Peace and Justice community on such topics as Sexual Trauma for Women in the Military, Nonviolence as the Path to Peace, Accountability, the Abuse of Intelligence and the Robber vs. the Robbed Class.

    WHERE & WHEN

    Friday, October 9th, 2009: TAOS, NM

    WHEN:
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 98, Taos, New Mexico
    Location: TBD

    Saturday, October 10th, 2009: SANTA FE, NM

    Sponsored by The Joan Duffy Chapter of Veterans For Peace, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    WHERE:
    The Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    107 West Barcelona, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (The intersection of Barcelona & Galisteo streets.)

    WHEN:
    9:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Registration
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Workshop Session #1*
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM: Workshop Session #2*
    12:15 to 1:15 PM: Lunch
    1:15 PM to 2:15 PM: Workshop Session #3*
    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM: Workshop Session #4*
    *Two workshops will be offered simultaneously in each of the four workshop periods so that each of the four members of the delegation who will be presenting workshops (Ray, Ann, David and Elliott) will present two editions of the same workshop in two different time slots.
    Ray McGovern
    Workshop: “Torture & Intelligence”
    Workshop Session #1 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    &
    Workshop Session #3 – 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
    Co-sponsored by NM Conference of Churches
    Ann Wright
    Workshop: “Military Women: One in Three are Raped”
    Workshop Session #1 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    &
    Workshop Session #3 – 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
    Co-sponsorship pending
    David Swanson
    Workshop: “Holding High Officials Accountable”
    Workshop Session #2 – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    &
    Workshop Session #4 – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Co-sponsored by the New Mexico ACLU
    Elliott Adams
    Workshop: “The Power of Active Non-Violent Resistance”
    Workshop Session #2 – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    &
    Workshop Session #4 – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Co-sponsorship pending
    Cindy Sheehan
    No workshop: Cindy will arrive in
    Santa Fe just in time for the evening plenary

    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Book sales/signings
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Main Plenary
    Panel will include question and answer period

    Sunday, October 11th, 2009: ALBUQUERQUE

    Sponsored by the Sally Alice and Donald Thompson Chapter of Veterans For Peace, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    WHERE:
    Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
    114 Carlisle Boulevard SE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
    (One block south of Central Avenue on Carlisle Boulevard)

    WHEN:
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    A combination Get-Acquainted-Potluck dinner and book sales/signings
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Each of the five members of the Five For Truth delegation will have eight to ten minutes to address the Peace and Justice Community of Albuquerque in the main plenary

    * Cindy Sheehan . She became known as the “Peace Mom” and a leader in the Peace Movement in 2005 following the death of her eldest son, Casey, in Iraq, when she traveled to then-President George Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas to ask him, “For what noble cause did my son die? ” She is a Noble Peace Prize nominee and has received numerous awards throughout the world for her Peace & Justice activism. [www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com]

    * Ray McGovern . He is a retired CIA officer turned political activist and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. During his tenure at the CIA, one of his duties was presenting morning briefings to seven U.S. Presidents over a 27-year period. He came to the attention of the media because of his analysis of the CIA’s role -and the government’s use of intelligence – in bringing about the wars and occupations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. [www.antiwar.com/mcgovern]

    Ann Wright. She is a 29 – year U.S. Army/Army Reserves veteran who
    retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In late 2001, she served on a team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is recognized as an expert on sexual assault against women in the military. [www.voicesofconscience.com]

    David Swanson. He is the author of the recently released book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union” and is the Washington director of Democrats.com and co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org. He also serves as a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, and of Voters for Peace. A journalist by profession, he was the Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign. [www.davidswanson.org]

    * Elliott Adams. He is a past national President of Veterans For Peace and a current member of the national board of directors. He served as a paratrooper in the infantry in Viet Nam, Japan, Korea, and Alaska. Adams is dedicated to ending all war; his struggle has taken him from testifying before the U.S. Congress and attending Canadian Parliament sessions to arrests for civil disobedience. [www.veteransforpeace.org]

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  3. Steve

    Interesting press release, Paulie. I think I recognize the name Tina Richards as one of the principles in Adam Kokesh’s Congressional campaign. Wonder if there could be some spillover from this event affecting that?

  4. paulie

    There’s some interesting synergy going on with the Kokesh campaign. They have the chair of the Modern Whig Party on board with them now. I might blog about that some time today if I get enough time between other hostel guests using the computer. I have a cold since yesterday, can’t go out and petition…

  5. Steve

    If I understand correctly, the Chair/founder of the Modern Whigs was Kokesh’s defense attorney during the hearings of whether he was violating the UCMJ by wearing a Marine-issued boonie hat during an anti-war protest while still a member of the Individual Ready Reserve.

    Probably not a huge story from a 3rd Party standpoint since Kokesh is running as a Republican but interesting nonetheless.

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