Saturday, April 4, 2009

"You're in the Army now, so shut the f&*k up!"

The Soapbox is downloadable beginning every Sunday 2 pacific

This week, we have another amazing edition of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox!

Cindy chats with former Colonel Ann Wright, who served her country honorably for 29 years in the Army Reserve and has been serving her country even more honorably as an anti-war, pro-justice activist since she resigned her post in the Foreign Service after George Bush illegally and immorally invaded Iraq. Ann is one of the hardest workers in the Peace Activist and works with female vets and works for families whose daughters have been harmed by fellow soldiers and the US Military.

Sara Rich also joins us for this fascinating conversation. Sara is another super-mom who fought for her daughter Suzanne Swift after Suzanne, a soldier, had not only been sexually harassed, but raped by a superior while Suzanne was stationed in Iraq. Incredibly, after Suzanne complained, she somehow ended up court-martialed and in military jail, but her attackers have not served a minute.
Fully 1/3 of our female soldiers are raped/killed or physically abused in the military and 9 out of 10 report being sexually harassed. What a great reason NOT to join the military if you are a female...but also, do you want to be turned into a rapist or sexual predator if you are a male?

Cindy has found a new mission and passion in her anti-war work. Cindy realizes that we have very little affect on stopping the Robber Class wars, so what we have to do is stop our children from being killed, maimed, raped or kill innocent people in the Robber Class wars.

There will also be a speech on the show by Major General Smedley Butler on "War is a Racket" and other counter-military recruitment features.
RIP
Casey Austin Sheehan
May 29, 1979 to April 04, 2004
Loving and loved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and friend.
We miss you!

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