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Top Two and Democracy Destroyed by Cindy Sheehan


(The following piece was authored by Cindy Sheehan and originally published on her blog, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.)

The primaries are over in California and there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that, as of this writing, almost 90k Californians voted for left-wing candidates (Luis Rodriguez, GP: 48,000; Me: 39, 000), but the VERY BAD news is that California had less than 20% voter turnout and the Top Two vote getters are both corporatist members of the establishment in every way.Read more ...

Live: Third party results from California governor election

Polls close at 10 PM CST, stay tuned for live results in a few minutes. ..

UPDATE: Live results here:


Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot as the Peace and Freedom Party nominee, while 2012 Justice        Party candidate Luis J. Rodriguez is running on the Green Party line.… Read more ...

Washington Times Carries Story About Cindy Sheehan Run for California Governor in 2014

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From Ballot Access News, August 14, 2013: 

The Washington Times has this story about Cindy Sheehan’s plans to run for Governor of California. Even though (as the story says) she was speaking to a Green Party audience, she will run as the Peace & Freedom Party candidate.

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IPR interviews Cindy Sheehan

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who ran as the vice presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party in 2012, recently announced she is running for Governor of California in 2014 under the Peace and Freedom Party banner.

She answered five questions related to her run, which IPR readers submitted on the July and August Open Threads.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson, Tom Knapp Now Running Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan/Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Campaign

Via email, from someone in a good position to know:

A little bird tells me that two IPR folks just signed on to the
Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan/Peace and Freedom Party presidential
campaign — Darcy Richardson as campaign manager and Tom Knapp as
press secretary.

Some discussion of this has already been taking place in comments on this unrelated thread on IPR.… Read more ...

Peace & Freedom Party Nominates Roseanne Barr-Cindy Sheehan Presidential Ticket

As reported on Ballot Access News, the socialist Peace & Freedom Party has nominated comedienne Roseanne Barr for president and selected anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate at the party’s August 4 convention.

The presidential nomination was completed after two ballots since Barr did not receive a majority in the first round of voting.… Read more ...

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: The Anti-war movement was co-opted by the Democrats

From the Socialist Party Socialism 2010 Conference: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan speaking about the co-option of the early 21st century US peace movement by the Democratic Party.

Sheehan ran for Congress as an independent in 2008 against Nancy Pelosi (In a seven-way race, Sheehan came in second with 46,118 votes (16.14%)… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: ‘Power to the people, clap, clap, clap!’

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Three years ago, this very month, I traveled to Egypt to be in solidarity with over 50 political prisoners that dictator, Hosni Mubarak, had imprisoned for no other reason, except that they were becoming a political threat to his autocratic rule.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan To Live Chat On Patriot Polls Tonight

At 8:00 EST, Cindy Sheehan will take part in a live chat on Patriot Polls.com. Sheehan is a member of the Peace and Freedom Party of California. In 2008, she ran as an Independent against former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, earning 16.14% of the vote in that bid. Sheehan also runs a website here.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: Transparency in the Age of Obama

Cindy Sheehan at Al Jazeera by way of Dandelion Salad and On The Wilder Side:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.Read more ...

Don’t Go, Don’t Kill by Cindy Sheehan

The following article on Al Jazeera English was written by Cindy Sheehan (peace activist, Peace and Freedom Party member, and 2008 independent candidate for Congress) and sent to her supporters.  An excerpt is printed below.

It is hard to separate this issue from the activities of the military. War might be a “racket”, but it is also the most devastating act one can be involved in, whether you are the aggressor or a victimised civilian, no one can shake off the psychological scars of war.

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