Thursday, November 15, 2018

#NoTHANKSgiving by Cindy Sheehan

#NoTHANKSgiving
 by
Cindy Sheehan

A child dies from starvation and other 100% preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes. Over one million children are going to die because their hunger is too far gone to go into remission with nutrients.

Over 18 million people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation and could die by the end of 2018---in merely six weeks.

The genocide in Yemen has been supported by the US government since 2015--when that shining light of love and peace (sarcasm), Obama was president. The US is supporting the government of Saudi Arabia in these atrocities and has been selling dealing over 100 billion dollars of death machines to the repressive and brutal Saudi regime!

What can we do about it? 

Electing democrats obviously won't help because the democrats began this criminal venture with Saudi Arabia, and I can't remember a war that the democrats didn't support and pay for.

Writing letters to Congress, or calling them is also a fruitless endeavor because Saudi Arabia and its vast oil wealth and influence has the US Congress and the UN under its thumbs.

I embarked upon a hunger strike on 11.04.18 to highlight these issues and to bring awareness to the genocide in Yemen because most USAians probably never even heard of a country called "Yemen." I took the hunger strike baton from my friend Pam Bennett who had just completed a 26 day hunger strike for the same reasons.

If global imperialism is killing people, then we have to do everything we can to save them.

As I write this, my stomach is growling and my eyes won't stop leaking from sorrow and frustration, but how can one look at a picture like this and even think of doing the normal thing in the USA and pig out?  

March on the Pentagon (formerly Women's March on the Pentagon)  is calling people to join us in solidarity over the #NoTHANKSgiving weekend and participate in a hunger strike for Yemen.

For us, the holiday is a bogus attempt to whitewash genocide and is an orgy of gluttony in eating and rapaciousness in consuming, but even though I have not celebrated Thanks-taking since my son was killed in Iraq in 2004, this will be the first time I am completely abstaining from food.

Join us for all, or part of the weekend, and let us know by clicking here that you plan on joining us!

There are many ways to "fast" and you don't have to commit to the entire weekend and you don't have to commit to completely abstaining from food.

Tell your friends and family and community about the genocide in Yemen and what we are all trying to do to stop it.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Cindy Sheehan's Hunger Strike (In Solidarity and to Raise Awareness for the Starving People of Yemen) Videos


On November 4, 2018 Cindy Sheehan took the baton from her
dear friend Pamela Bennett who had been fasting in solidarity with and to raise awareness for the starving people in Yemen: people who are being starved and killed by the US supported Saudi genocide in Yemen.

Listen to Cindy's podcast with Pamela the day before she broke her fast:

https://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2018/11/crisis-in-yemen-soapbox-podcast-110418.html


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 Below are Cindy's intermittent videos during her hunger strike.
(Updated often)


11.11.18
DAY EIGHT



11.7.18
DAY FOUR 




11.5.18
DAY TWO




11.3.18
CINDY ANNOUNCES HER HUNGER STRIKE 

Recap and Regroup: Women's March on the Pentagon Community Conference Call Recording (11/11/18)

https://www.uberconference.com/getmp3/AMIfv96o8bqjbXypTBnb21MBpKOD0f3Spwu-gHWaP6t6KMPdl7FL8czWvT5hFRWBOeQzcYN8sMdoJwkV5Bj3ct5LizUZh-pCYOnvyzbb47zOTEJWf8vp3TiCvpwKM4WWo9qLkzOQz1kgvhvuo3NaVrpvKCzx1-_pWA.mp3 


Community Conference Call
Recap and Regroup
Women's March on the Pentagon

Click our muse BadassBillie above to listen to a recording
of this very informative call.

Where have we been?

Where are we going?

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New Facebook Group

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Monday, November 5, 2018

WMOP: COMMUNITY CONFERENCE CALL: RECAP AND REGROUP!

Women's March on the Pentagon
Recap and Regroup!

On Sunday, November 11th
WMOP is sponsoring a 
Community Conference Call
to Recap the 2018 events and to
Announce future actions.

PROPOSED AGENDA:
CINDY: WELCOME
EMMA: RECAP ON WORKSHOPS
 (COMMENTS/QUESTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS)

BONNIE: RECAP ON MARCH/RALLY
(COMMENTS/QUESTIONS) 

CINDY: PLANNED ACTIONS FOR THE FUTURE AND 
GOING FORWARD WITH AN ANTI-IMPERIALIST MOVEMENT LED BY WOMEN 
(COMMENTS/QUESTIONS)

 PLEASE SEND CINDY SHEEHAN AN
EMAIL TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL:

CINDYSHEEHAN@MARCHONPENTAGON.COM

 Time
4pm Pacific
5pm Mountain
6pm Central
7pm Eastern

(We will have a monthly Community Conference Call on the 2nd Sunday of every month)
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Cindy Announces Hunger Strike in Solidarity with the People in Yemen



https://www.facebook.com/YemenAidUS/
CLICK TO SUPPORT AID FOR YEMEN

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cluster Fudge 2018: Soapbox Election Special w/Nick Brana


November 4, 2018
Soapbox Election Special




GUEST: NICK BRANA
Movement for a People's Party

TOPIC: ELECTION 2018 AND THE WAY FORWARD WITHOUT D'S OR R'S

Today, Cindy chats with Nick Brana the founder of Movement for a People's Party about the absolute necessity to break from the Democrat party and work within movements to empower people for real change in the US and world.

CLICK IMAGE FOR WEBSITE
 NICK BRANA AND MPP AT WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON (NICK SECOND FROM LEFT)


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CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/p/tax-deductible-donation.html



https://www.facebook.com/Cindy-Sheehans-Soapbox-Radio-Show-188031143274/

Genocide in Yemen (Soapbox Podcast 11/04/18)

November 4, 2018




GUEST: Pam Bennett

TOPIC:  Crisis in Yemen

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This week, Cindy interviews her dear friend Pam Bennett who just completed a 26 day hunger strike in solidarity with the people of Yemen who are being starved to death by the US/Saudi Arabian death cabal and to bring this to the forefront of discourse in the USA.

There is a profound humanitarian crisis in Yemen and SOMETHING must be done about it!

Cindy has now received the baton from Pam and will continue the hunger strike--hopefully for another 26 days when Cindy will pass the hunger strike baton to someone else!

Watch Cindy's video as she explains the reasons for her hunger strike.




CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO YEMEN AID
100% OF THE MONEY DONATED GOES TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF YEMEN WITH FOOD, MEDICINE AND OTHER AID.

CINDY IS PLEDGING $50/WEEK WHILE SHE IS FASTING TO YEMEN AID.

PLEASE JOIN HER IN THIS ACT OF CIVIL ASSISTANCE!
THE WORLD NEEDS TO SAVE YEMEN BEFORE THE
US/SAUDI'S DESTROYS IT ENTIRELY!

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13,000,000 (yes, that's MILLION) people are on the brink of starvation--over two Holocausts! 

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Civilian Death Toll Keeps Mounting as Saudi Coalition Targets Cars Travelling Yemen’s Roads 

 

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Read Updates and See Info about the recent

Women's March on the Pentagon

https://www.marchonpentagon.com/march

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CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/p/tax-deductible-donation.html



https://www.facebook.com/Cindy-Sheehans-Soapbox-Radio-Show-188031143274/
 

SPEAKING TRUTH TO EMPIRE W/DAN YASEEN (OCTOBER 2018 EDITION)

OCTOBER 2018



Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated in Fresno since 1975, Dan Yaseen interviews Regis Tremblay, an independent filmmaker interested in activism and the environment. He lives in Woolwich, Maine. His latest film is, “Who Are These Russians and Why Do We Hate Them?” Topic of discussion will be deteriorating US-Russia relations, which could result in a nuclear confrontation between the two military superpowers. His website is: www.registremblay.com


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CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/p/tax-deductible-donation.html



https://www.facebook.com/Cindy-Sheehans-Soapbox-Radio-Show-188031143274/
 

Irene and Matt's Soapbox with Guest Dr. Steven Jobbit

Matt and Irene
 November 4, 2018



GUEST: STEVE JOBBIT

Dr. Steven Jobbit



Dr. Steven Jobbitt is Associate Professor of Russian and Eastern European History at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on Hungarian nationalism and identity formation in the twentieth century. He has a keen interest as an educator and public intellectual in the politics and culture of fascism and right-wing radicalism, both past and present.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

COUNTDOWN TO WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON: "WE'RE HERE" (PRESS ADVISORY)

October 20- For immediate release

Media Contact: Cindy Sheehan: CindySheehan@MarchonPentagon.com
707-317-8586

PRESS ADVISORY

Countdown to Women’s March on the Pentagon
We're Here


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Women’s March on the Pentagon (WMOP) is excited to announce we are ready and rarin’ to go for our long anticipated march and rally at ground-zero for US imperialism.

This is our schedule of events for the weekend of October 20-21:

Saturday, October 20:

St. Stephen’s of the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton NW
(Free, but donations to cover costs of space and refreshments will be accepted)

1-5:30pm

Workshops covering:


-Women’s Basic Self-defense
-Protest Music History and Current Practice
-Alternative Media and Citizen Journalism
-What’s Really Happening in Yemen
-The Doctrine and Practice of Civil Resistance



5:30 to 8pm
(St. Stephen’s)

Meet and Greet and Open Mic Night.
Hosted by CODEPINK

Sunday, October 21st

11am

Begin gathering at Pentagon City Metro Station
(Click for DC Metro Info)

12 noon to 12:45pm

March on Pentagon


1pm to 4pm


Rally at Pentagon
(Click for Speaker/Performer Line-up)

4pm to 6pm
Clean Up
(Stay to help us, please!)


Monday, October 22


11:30am to 1:30pm
 

Non-violent Act of Civil Assistance
We will be feeding the homeless in a local park in an act of real civil assistance, not symbolic civil resistance (which is good too in its place)

(Place will be announced at Rally and on Website, and Facebook Event Page on October 21)

For more information or to schedule an interview with a speaker/performer or organizer, please contact

Cindy Sheehan at: CindySheehan@MarchonPentagon.com
or
Emma Fiala at: Emma@MarchonPentagon.com
or
Bonnie Caracciolo at: bosmarch2018@gmail.com



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WMOP IN THE NEWS:




CINDY SHEEHAN ON RT

CINDY SHEEHAN ON FLASHPOINTS

CINDY SHEEHAN AND BONNIE CARACCIOLO ON LOUD AND CLEAR.


Women’s March on the Pentagon: How To Attend in D.C. & Around the Country

Anti-War Women to Washington

Peace Protesters Prepare to Storm the Pentagon

US Activist Urges Politicians To End Militaristic Paradigm, Redirect Funds To Social Needs

 

Disclaimer: This is NOT a pink-pussy-hatted event to only oppose Trump and Get Out the Vote for the treacherous and warmongering Democrats: This is a principled non-partisan march on the bi-partisan US war machine.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Finding the Cure for Imperialism PRESS ADVISORY FOR WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON


#WomenRise4Peace
Women’s March on the Pentagon
(WMOP)

Press Advisory 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
CONTACTS:
  
Cindy Sheehan: 707.317.8586

Bonnie Caracciolo: 470.328.2186

Emma Fiala: 612.913.6240
 

After months of planning, the Women’s (and others) March on the Pentagon is one week away!

Despite the fact that our children are getting third rate public schooling; homelessness is a national crisis and disgrace; U.S. infrastructure is failing at an alarming rate; and this nation is being dissolved foot by foot by global warming and unprecedented natural disasters: the Pentagon receives almost .60 of every tax dollar to continue the war machine’s program of global domination for resource control and profit.

We at WMOP reject the thinking that just because the U.S. has long been the world’s dominant hegemonic force, that it has to remain that way. Maintaining the U.S. war machine at its current levels is sucking the life our of our families, communities, nation and world.

Imperialism is the disease and Women organizing in a dedicated and militant (we won't stop until they stop) way for a peaceful and sustainable planet is the answer!

Lead organizer Cindy Sheehan had this to say from her home in California, “Without curing the disease of Imperialism, the symptoms of racism, sexism, and other endemic (to the U.S) violence will never stop.”

From the Boston area, co-lead organizer Bonnie Caracciolo added, "All power to the people."



Join Us!
 



Friday, October 12, 2018

Protest is a Fundamental Right and a Responsibility by Cindy Sheehan (WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON)





Protest is a Fundamental Right and a Responsibility
by
Cindy Sheehan

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
― Henry David Thoreau


The first act of protest, or civil disobedience, most of us learn about in schools in the United States is the so-called Boston Tea Party.

Colonists were righteously angry that the British East India Company was getting a “bailout” from the British crown and putting the financial onus on the backs of the colonists to prevent the private company from going broke. (Sound familiar?)

There were many establishment figures of the day who thought that act of protest was a bad idea, including the “Father” of this country, George Washington. However, that action led to further oppression from Britain and finally to the war for independence that would break the fledgling country away from the British.

I can imagine there are few conservatives in the US right now that would disagree with that militant decision of rebellion that led to US independence, even though they may have screamed such nonsense as “over the top” or “EXTREME” (Trump tweet) at the time.

Here in the United States, protest usually does not become “militant” until the people have had enough of repressive treatment.

In 1955, when the legendary Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to white people on a Montgomery bus, a boycott of many other segregated bus lines was sparked and in reaction Southern racists blew up churches and the homes of leaders of the bus boycott, including the homes of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr and Rev. Ralph Abernathy.

Many conservatives label protests of oppressive conditions that they still support, “over the top,” or “EXTREME” but I think any sane person today would have to agree that bombing churches and homes for non-violent acts of civil resistance is EXTREME and few today would still agree or (publicly) admit that segregation in any form was a positive institution.

The above examples are just two of the many principled, courageous and sometimes militant acts that citizens of the United States have had to take against Republican, Democrat, Whig, or Tory governments throughout our history.

If one delves a few inches deeper into US history than the average public school education provides, we find that no gains have been made without principled, and sometimes, yes, militant protest.

Eight hour workdays; more equitable pay for workers and safer workplaces just didn’t happen because the ownership class finally found hearts! Rather, labor reform happened because of militant and dedicated struggle against that ownership class—-which often brought state violence against the workers, yet the workers would not back down!

Did women earn  the right to vote because the male chauvinists of their time finally realized that women were equal? Not quite! Male chauvinists still don’t think that we are equal, but many of our fore-sisters, Iron Jawed Angels like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were beaten, imprisoned and force-fed when they went on hunger strike for the audacity to want to participate in the civic sacraments of their country.

In fact, women struggled for over a century for the right to vote here in the US, but the actions of those opposing them weren’t EXTREME? Would even the most hardened Republican in the Senate think that women should not vote, today? Maybe they think it, but I doubt if few would have the courage to express it, like the courage it took of our sisters to risk everything they have, even their lives to be able to vote against those who oppressed them for decades.

Socialist/labor activist, Eugene V. Debs was sentenced to prison for ten brutal years for speaking against the US entrance into World War One—a war that serves as the epitome of a “bad idea” and one based on lies and deception and the crushing of dissent by the Wilson administration—but sentencing an older man to do time for “peaceably” gathering to express his opposition was not the EXTREME reaction?

Many protesters of the incredibly barbaric US war against Vietnam were beaten and four students slaughtered at Kent State in Ohio, for protesting the further incursion into Cambodia by the U.S. Which side was EXTREME? The students or the state?

In my own experience of protest, I was literally wrenched from my Soccer Mom life into the forefront of antiwar protest when my son, Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan was killed in another EXTREMIST U.S. war of aggression led by the “Coalition of the Willing” cobbled together by then president George Bush.

When I saw Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate hearings to confirm another misogynist to the Supreme Court, I was slightly triggered. I remember my own experience of trembling nervously while testifying at a hearing in June of 2005 in the basement of the Capitol building. The “Downing Street Memo” hearing was convened by then ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers (D-MI) (who has ironically been forced to resign hence do to accusations of sexual improprieties).

The condemnation of our hearing was swift, from conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck to Dana Millbank of the the Washington Post who ridiculed our principled efforts to expose the fact that the Downing Street Memo confirmed that months before the invasion of Iraq high ranking officials in Great Britain and the US were already “fixing intelligence” to fit the already decided invasion.

Then in August of 2005 when I gathered a few intrepid antiwar people and reignited a dormant antiwar movement in Crawford Texas, I understood what it really costs to stand up for something one believes in here in the US, when it’s not a popular position with conservatives.

From the mean to the ridiculous: Glenn Beck called me an “attention whore,” and the questionable Ann Coulter made fun of my (horrors) “legs.” Rush Limbaugh said that my story was “manufactured.”

I was subjected to many death threats and disgusting attacks by the establishment politicians, media, and by their sycophants in the grassroots. Unfortunately, I know what Dr. Ford has been subjected to and it hurts to see it happen to another woman who was only doing what she thought was the right (left? best?) thing to do.

Now, I challenge any of my detractors to point out one error I have ever made in my assessment of the Iraq War.

My son was dead then, and he is still dead. It’s certainly an EXTREME position to continuously murder other people’s children for profit, in my opinion.

Protest, or no protest; support, or condemnation, nothing will change some material facts that finally caused an individual, or a group of individuals to come to their breaking points—but what I, and all the people before and after me have tried to do is to help others by sharing our pain and courageously standing up for what we believe in.

In a recent interview Trump had this to say: “I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters.”

Actually, it’s embarrassing and against the law for “the country” not to allow protesters. John F. Kennedy, who, no matter what one thinks of him, was no wild-eyed left-winger, said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Even if no one listens at first, we all just want our voices to be heard.

No matter what the EXTREME establishment does to us, I have a feeling we are never going to back down.


Join us on the weekend of October 20-22 for many opportunities to protest the bi-partisan war machine!





Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Casey A. Sheehan who was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004. Sheehan came to national and international prominence when she set up a protest camp outside of the vacation home of then president George W. Bush. Sheehan is still protesting US wars of aggression and is organizing the Women’s March on the Pentagon for this upcoming October 21st. 


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