Tag Archives: Cindy Sheehan

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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The Next Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader has come out directly with his desire for 2012.

Though he wouldn’t rule out another presidential campaign himself, Nader, 76, said he hoped a new face would take up the progressive cause.

“I’m not foreclosing the possibility … There are just other things to do,” he said in an interview.

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Matt Gonzalez Endorses Republican John Dennis in CA-08

Matt Gonzalez has a colorful history as a third party candidate. He is the former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as a Green. In addition, in 2003 he ran against Gavin Newsom for Mayor, losing a hotly contested race. In 2008 Gonzalez left the Green Party, joining Nader to run on his presidential ticket.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: How our lives have changed since 9/11

The following are remarks by peace activist and 2008 independent candidate for Congress Cindy Sheehan for Los Angeles and New York events, according to her website, marking the anniversary of 9/11:

Many people here today just woke up (whether abruptly or gradually) to the fact that the US Empire is a criminal construct capable of murdering, oppressing, impoverishing, and enslaving its own citizenry for the sake of power and profit.… Read more ...

Socialists Hold Organizing Conference

Socialist Webzine:

The Socialist Party USA had an excellent National Organizing Conference (NOC) this year in Madison, Wisconsin. The three-day event featured music, speakers and workshops that offered practical skills to enhance our activism. A little more than 50 people turned up for the event from all over the country.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: ‘Major Hoax: Don’t Get Fooled Again’

Via Peace and Freedom Blog, registered Peace and Freedom Party voter Cindy Sheehan writes at Peace of the Action:

OAKLAND, CA – August 31, 2010 – Tomorrow, August 31st, in a fake ceremony in Baghdad, the U.S. will once again declare a false end to the war in Iraq.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party update: Chair Arrested; Cindy Sheehan joins

Updates posted at peaceandfreedom.org:

Peace and Freedom Party State Chair Arrested

“Someone needed to stand with the disability rights community and I did,” said C. T. Weber, Peace and Freedom Party State Chair and nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Weber was arrested at a rally on Disability Rights Day at the state capitol on Wednesday, August 18.… Read more ...

Socialist Webzine Interview with Cindy Sheehan

Interview with Cindy Sheehan by Billy Wharton at Socialist Webzine:

Cindy Sheehan is the most recognizable anti-war activist in the US today. Since her son Casey’s death in Iraq in 2004, she has thrown herself into anti-war organizing. One high point of her protests came in 2005 as she set up a Camp Casey across from the vacation ranch of then President George W.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan Says Stop Voting for Either Wing of the War Party, Calls for Impeaching Obama

Via On The Wilder Side:Requiem for the Antiwar Movement by Cindy Sheehan

During the campaign, many colleagues and friends of mine, assured me that Obama was just saying this hostile crap to “get elected” and once he was elected that he would “do the right thing.” Well, first of all, why support such a pandering Jackwagon, and secondly, how has that ever worked?… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan comments on General McChrystal’s ‘SNAFU,’ calls for volunteers for peace camp

The following was sent to Sheehan supporters:

Officially FUBAR!

“If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular,” a senior adviser to head of NATO ops in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal (via Rolling Stone)

FUBAR: Military slang for: Fu#ked Up Beyond All/Any Repair/Recognition.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan’s Mother’s Day message

Sent to supporters of Cindy Sheehan:

For this Mother’s Day, I am not going to write about Juliet Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day proclamation and how Mother’s Day is a “Day for Peace.”

By now, most of us are well aware of Ward’s proclamation (if not, click here) that we Mother’s should not send our sons (sic) to kill the sons of other mothers.… Read more ...