Cindy Sheehan

A Pair of Shoes - A Clarion Call

By Cindy Sheehan 

"I'm not insulted. I don't hold it against the government. The guy wanted to get on TV and he did. I don't know what his beef is, but whatever it is, I'm sure someone will hear it."
George Bush to ABC News after Iraqi Journalist, Muntazar al-Zaidi threw two shoes at him

I have vacillated over the past 8 years on whether George Bush is the stupidest man in the world, or the evilest. I think that the above statement may prove that he is both. He seriously does not know what al-Zaidi's "beef" is? Does George really believe that his cause was "Noble" and that the Iraqis should be grateful to that "dog" for destroying their country and killing over a million people?

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Political Protest is Not a Crime; Letter from Cindy Sheehan

Political Protesters are Not Criminals!
 
By Cindy Sheehan, September 26, 2009
 
To: Luke Ravenstahl: Mayor of Pittsburgh
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412-255-2626
Nathan Harper: Chief of Police, Pittsburgh
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Ed Rendell: Governor of Pennsylvania
Click his name for a form, or call: (717) 787-2500
Barack Obama: President of the UPSA (United Police States of America)
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202-456-1111
 
Dear Men,
I am calling you “Men” because I am loathe to call you “gentlemen” due to fact that the behavior of your hired thugs in the City of Pittsburgh on the days of September 24 and 25 was shameful. True gentlemen would never allow such violence to be perpetrated from heavily armed and armored grown men to our children.

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Mamas: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Soldiers

 

By Cindy Sheehan
 
Cindy SheehanWith the announced increase in US troop levels to Afghanistan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Michael Mullen, promising after the extra 30,000 troops are sent to Southern Afghanistan that "When we get additional troops here, I think the violence level is going to go up. The fight will be tougher," I thought it would be appropriate to re-release an article that I wrote on July 13th, 2006.
 
I have also heard some anecdotal evidence from several people who do counter-recruitment that recruiters are targeting young people of color even more intensely now, telling them that they will be "Fighting for Obama," but I haven't seen any recruitment figures since the election.

 

Even more urgently, Dick Cheney, et al, are all over the media, not only admitting to, but bragging about war crimes. It is time that an American administration be held criminally accountable for their war crimes, as I say in my article below.
 

 

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For What Noble Cause, Mr. Obama?

 Cindy Sheehan

I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.
Barack Obama: October 2002


For the record, I did not support Barack Obama for President of this country. Of course the above quote was from his famous “anti-war” speech, that was not an anti-war speech, but an anti-Iraq war speech and this is just a sound bite from a mostly nationalistic and pro-war speech.

I opposed Obama, though, because I actually listened to what he said about foreign policy when he was Candidate Obama. He never, ever said that he was going to withdraw all troops from Iraq and he always said that he was going to increase troop levels, not only in Afghanistan, but also in the military over-all. His budget increases military spending at a time when education, health care, wages and jobs are declining. Obama is a militarist-corporatist and haven’t we had enough of this kind of “leadership” in the past three decades?

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A Letter From Cindy Sheehan

Dear Friend,
 
This Saturday, April 04, 2004, is not only the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr, but also the 5th year since my son Casey was killed in Iraq . Please read an article that I wrote called 5 Years, here.
 
I have come to the conclusion, with the deaths in Afghanistan increasing and still continuing in Iraq (not just for our soldiers), and with protests at a bare minimum, the only way we can stop these Robber Class wars for profit is to put a complete halt to military recruitment. As Peace-Activist, Analyst, Ray McGovern said in my recent Soapbox interview of him, Afghanistan will become a "bloodbath."
 
Usually, I write to you to ask you to contribute to the Soapbox to keep it broadcasting, but today, I am asking you to contribute to other worthy causes in Casey's name.
 
The World Can't Wait is organizing for the last two months of school in high schools to send its We Are Not Your Soldiers tour into campuses to combat lies of recruiters and the Robber Clasee Military Industrial Complex. They need about $12,000.00 to do so. A small price to pay for peace. Please donate what you can to this very Noble Cause.

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.