Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother's Child and Dear President Bush.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:40am
Justice for Casey Sheehan and Hundreds of Thousands of Others
It was with great sorrow and fear that my family watched the insane and inexplicable rush of our nation to invade two countries that had absolutely nothing to do with the events on September 11, 2001. It was with greater sorrow and fear that my family watched one of our indispensable members, Casey, march off to one of those immoral occupations in Iraq.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 9:30am
Racketeers for Capitalism
"I spent 33 years in the Marines. Most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism." -- Major General Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket (1935)
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 3:52pm
Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time in a land called California, there was born a beautiful baby named Casey. Casey's mom and dad knew from the minute he was born that he was a very special baby. He had dark hazel eyes that seemed to penetrate into the hearts of people who met his intense gaze. He was a cheerful baby that grew into a cheerful, yet shy boy.
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Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 6:35pm
The Morning After
As I sit sipping my morning cup of coffee and reflect on the anti-war protests sponsored by the Oct27 coalition (where I saw some good collaboration between UFPJ and ANSWER -- at least in San Francisco -- yea!), I have a few thoughts. Yesterday, tens of thousands of activists from around Northern California, Northern Nevada and some from Southern Oregon attended the rally in my new hometown, San Francisco. Despite weather in the Eastern part of the country, I hear that the rallies all over the rest of the country were extremely well attended and the energy was high.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 2:08pm
Pete, Nancy, George and WWIII
"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." -Pete Stark (D-Ca) "While Members of Congress are passionate about their views what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate." -Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, (D-Ca)
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Monday, October 15, 2007 - 2:11pm
Matthew 7:3 (Look It Up)
It is truly touching the way First Lady Laura Bush cares about the people of Burma and is using her officiousness (oops...I think that may be the wrong word...or is it?) to bring attention to the admittedly horrible situation there. There are very few people in the world that would not sympathize with or become outraged when monks are beaten and killed because they protested high gas prices.
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Friday, September 21, 2007 - 1:59pm
General Betray-Us and MoveOn.org
I have often been critical of MoveOn.org, basically because I feel, for the most part that they support Democrats to the detriment of democracy. However, MoveOn.org was a big help to me at Camp Casey in August '05 and organized the thousands of candlelight vigils that occurred across the country. I will always be grateful to them for that.
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Friday, September 14, 2007 - 2:08pm
Arrest Bush, Not Reverend
On the day of the General David ("ass kissing little chickenshit"---Adm Fallon, Commander of CENTCOM) Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker did their puppet show for Congress, my daughter, Carly, felt ill so we didn't get a chance to get there early enough to obtain one of the tickets for the miserly 37 seats that were allocated for the public in the hearing room.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:23pm
Crisis
Cri-sis (n.) 1. a situation or period in which things are very uncertain, difficult, or painful, especially a time when action must be taken to avoid complete disaster or breakdown 2. a time when something very important for the future happens or is decided.
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Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 3:49pm
The Other War
I was sitting behind the stage at Union Square the other day when a young woman with a cameraman in tow approached me and asked me if she could ask me a "question." Seldom when I am approached to answer "a" question does it turn out to be just one question and this person looked like she was about 14 years old.
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