Sunday, March 31, 2013

TOUR de PEACE in the Golden State (April 4 to April 11)

April 4th

Vacaville, Ca
10am: Meet at the grave of Casey Sheehan
Vacaville-Elmira Cemetary
522 Elmira Rd, Vacaville
(Near Elmira Rd, west-side of gate)

10:30: Bike to Sacramento

6-9pm: Sacramento
Please join us for our Tour Kick-Off with a potluck dinner, followed by a presentation by Cindy!!

Sierra 2 Center,
Curtis Hall
2791 24th St, Sacramento  [MAP]
 
 
April 6th

Fresno, Ca
 
www.peacefresno.org   559-487-2515

Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan Speaks
1:30 p.m., Roeding Park
Palm Point Shelter (near the Dog Park)
Tour de Peace: the road less taken

Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan in Roeding Park

Palm Point Picnic Area (near the Dog Park)

Speaking at 1:30 p.m.



April 7th

Santa Monica, Ca

At
The Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica
Sunday, April 7th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
WWW.ARLINGTONWESTSANTAMONICA.ORG   -  310-339-1770

As They Begin Their Journey on Route 66
Heading to Washington DC

  
Claremont, Ca 
EVENING
 (DETAILS, TBA)

April 8 
Rancho Cucamonga
(DETAILS, TBA)  

April 9 
Palm Springs
(DETAILS, TBA)

April 10 
Palm Desert
(DETAILS, TBA)  

Literally and Figuratively Spinning our Wheels for Peace by Cindy Sheehan



There are millions of mothers mourning the deaths of children today (and every day) ten years after Shocking and Awful. 

Some of the mothers on the American "side" take false comfort in the lie that the war was justified and view their sons or daughters as “heroes” who died “keeping America safe” or some crap like that.

However, there are a few of us who know the facts: the war was “justified” by lies and fought for profit and control of resources and our kids are lying in permanent graves for temporary and temporal gain.

So, what’s happening now? Obama is president, the wars are over, our troops are home, Iraq is rebuilt and peaceful, and the oceans have stopped rising, George and Dick have been held accountable? Actually, none of these things are true, yet we see few people out protesting anymore.

There has been some good energy around the case of Pvt. Bradley Manning and his persecution by the Obama regime. Of course, Manning in being persecuted for exposing the lies, yet Dick and George are still playing footsies with the 1%, as they are foot loose and fancy free. Opposition to drone warfare is up, with little recognition that Obama has increased that program profoundly since he’s been in office.

So many lies, so man scandals, so much violence perpetrated by the Obama regime, yet so little protest? And when there is protest, the establishment “opposition” is quick to point out how much in love they are with The Man, but that they would like him to “pretty please” not sign the pipeline legislation, for example.

Without a doubt, the time is now come for us to get off of our collective ass and hit the streets…this past week when Congress passed, and Obama signed, the “Monsanto Protection Act,”  our government openly declared war upon we the people. We the people must fight back! If you don't fight back now, then what is your line in the sand? Is there ANYTHING that President MonsantObama can do at the behest of his bosses, the 1%, that would finally wake you up to the fact that the US government is rife with war-mongering, greedy scoundrels that don't give a damn about you or your children? 

What keeps us, as a nation and a people, so accepting of the wars that our government wages against us here at home and abroad? I believe that it’s a combination of a few things, but first is the servile corporate media: the propaganda arm of the US Empire.

For example, on March 27th, President MonsantObama signed a spending bill that contains provisions that effectively give the most evil corporation on the planet, Monsanto (and other biotech companies), the green light to continue poisoning the food supply of my grandbabies. While President Congress was approving it and President MonsantObama was signing it into law, the shiny keys of marriage equality were being dangled to distract us from that horrible rider contained in H.R. 933.
Caught in another lie?

Propaganda and misinformation breed apathy and reactionary political analysis. However, I think the number one thing that keeps us bound to the cyst-em is that we continually forge our own chains of partisan political slavery. It’s almost impossible to “think outside the box” of the “two” party cyst-em because slavery beats one down and makes a person feel like he/she does not deserve to be free.

For the past three months, a few of us have been hard at work organizing Tour de Peace: a bike ride for Peace and Justice from California to Washington, DC. It has been frustrating to know that President MonsantObama has placed US troops, drone bases, or both, in 35 African countries and he has been responsible for bombing the stuffing out of 8 Arab countries while assassinating American citizens and thousands of innocents, checking the dead off one by one from his Kill List.

We organizers of Tour de Peace have been delighted with the energetic, if small, response, but also disheartened with the knowledge that if it were a President Romney or President McCain doing the same things President MonsantObama is doing, we would have an easier time raising money and getting more people to join us in our 90-day protest!

If you voted for Obama, we don’t get it, but we forgive you! It’s time to break the chains of your slavery to the “two”-party scam and join us to raise a people’s movement against our government that does more harm around the world than any other entity.

This is a call to action: Action based on the core principles of each and every one of you who have worked for peace and justice in the past. YOUR principles are the correct ones and I hope that the principles of the US Empire don’t match yours.

If I act outside my core beliefs, I become ill. I am impressed with the extraordinary mental acrobatics that it must take for some people to still justify the actions of MonsantObama because those moves must rival those of a Gold Medal Olympic gymnast.

Come home.

The world needs you; we need you!

Go to www.TourdePeace.org for more information about out 90-day action for peace and justice.
We are leaving on 04 April, 2013

Let Them Eat GMOs (Soapbox Podcast 3/31/13)



Today, on this lovely Spring Sunday,

Cindy Sheehan interviews activist, Anita Stewart,

about an article that Anita read about comments made

by Florida Congress Rep and DNC Chair,

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

DSW was lamenting over the fact that her highly paid staffers were

"going hungry" because of the Republicans.

Here is the article that got Anita's ire up.

With the fact that Congress passed, and Obama signed

the bill that included Bio-Tech protection for companies, primarily

Monsanto, that are poisoning our food supply with GMOs, bovine

growth hormone (BGH) and other harmful genetic engineering.


Our government and the corporations have declared war on the 

American people and it's time WE FIGHT BACK!

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act expires in six months, we

must force Monsanto (agent orange, dioxin, pcbs, Roundup) out

of our food supply and out of business.

Download this resource of foods that DO NOT have GMOs.

            CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SHOW

Saturday, March 30, 2013

URGENT NEEDS FOR TOUR de PEACE



Tour de Peace: The Road Less Taken 
is rolling off from Vacaville, Ca, in a few days (April 4) and we are still in need of some major equipment.

We sincerely and gratefully thank all of you who have donated, or purchased shirts to help us Pedal for Peace.



URGENT NEEDS

Roof rack for support vehicle
Inverter for support vehicle
Bike rack for support vehicle
10 by 10 canopy
One dozen reflective vests
Camp Stove
Propane
    
It's probably too late to donate the actual goods, but there is still time (until 4 July) to make a tax deductible donation, or to purchase one of our hot, hot, hot, shirts.



CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A SHIRT  

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Latest Endorsements For The Tour de Peace - 3/28/2013

"I am so in awe of Cindy Sheehan’s perseverance and constant creativeness in devising actions and efforts to raise the public’s consciousness of the costs and horrors of war, war crimes, and war profits—along with the public and private corruption on every level that always accompanies the pursuit of imperialist EMPIRE (or rather as we now call it: “full spectrum dominance”) and which is rotting the U.S. from the inside. Blowback! I have always loved bicycling and even have competed in triathlons since my 40’s. So, even though the “Tour” doesn’t come through Minnesota, I will try to figure out a way to join some portion of it down south. At the very least, I will participate in spirit. If nothing else, I can order and wear the “Tour de Peace” t-shirt in the various Minnesota triathlons this summer and maybe lead a bike ride in solidarity! So go ahead and add Minnesota to the list of states that the “Tour de Peace” is coming through!" - Coleen Rowley, Former FBI Agent, 2002 Time Person Of The Year, 9/11 Whistleblower

"As President Obama, the CIA and the Department of Defense expand American imperialism into other countries, at times with drones - as is the case in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and Libya - and in others through funding, such as in Honduras, Syria and Bahrain - it is crucial that we say "Enough is enough. We want Peace, and we want it NOW." The Tour de Peace is necessary, perhaps now more than ever. Please join and support this endeavor, as they carry this message that will no doubt resonate with Americans as well as the world's most oppressed and shaken peoples." - Dustin Slaughter, Journalist/Activist

"I met Cindy Sheehan in NYC (March, ‘06) seven months after my nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, was killed in Iraq. The following day, Cindy and I were arrested at the US Mission to the UN. We became friends, bonded by a shared dedication to peace and justice as well as identical senses of humor, revealed during a sleepover at Lower Manhattan’s The Tombs.

In '07, my husband Charles and I moved to Baltimore. I was unable to participate in peace activities when I became his caregiver. Cindy was always in touch. A year after Charles’s death, she asked me to join her on Martha’s Vineyard (Barack Obama’s Aug. ’09 vacation) to challenge the president’s war policy. I don’t know if Cindy was the first antiwar activist to confront Obama’s continuation of neoconservative carnage, but she certainly was the most vocal, undaunted by the criticism she incurred from “liberals” for staying her own course without regard for Donkeys or Elephants.

I stand in solidarity with Cindy Sheehan as she continues to enlighten the public about the crimes committed by a government whose foreign and domestic policies imperil our planet. As she calls out what is not a democracy but instead is a corporate dictatorship. As she champions all life, not just American. I endorse “Tour de Peace” and urge every member of the peace and justice community to participate and/or make a donation." -- Missy Beattie, Board Member, Camp Casey Institute for Peace and Justice. Writer and Counterpunch contributor.

Many thanks to Coleen, Dustin, and Missy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Latest Endorsements For The Tour de Peace - 3/26/2013

"As a 9/11 First Responder, I am all too familiar with the 9/11 atrocities and how they have been used and abused. Right now, the 9/11 First Responders are fighting to make sure the sequester doesn't affect monies from the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, an Act we spent years fighting for. I wholeheartedly support Tour de Peace, and I want these wars to end." - Reggie Cervantes, 9/11 WTC Survivor Rescue Worker

"Let us join together as a coherent force for peace. Let us tap the great yearning for peace in the hearts of people in this country and throughout the world . None of the wars perpetrated or covertly supported by U.S. leaders is really 'humanitarian' in intent or impact. Instead of inciting fear among the American populace, let us cry out strong and clear for peace. Let us remind our compatriots that there is strength and security in peace, and unending threat and destruction in military aggrandizement. With peace our friends and allies are many. With the continual practice of militaristic belligerency and violence, we become the most hated nation on earth. With peace we strengthen our democracy. With war we impoverish our republic. A war is something we never really win. Peace---if pursued with sincerity and determination---is something that we would never really lose." - Dr. Michael Parenti, Author and Lecturer, March 2013

"I served in Iraq from 2007-2008. As a Mental Health Specialist, I saw the terrible toll that war took on our soldiers. I returned home to a dismal economy despite that fact that our government continues to waste billions of dollars on a war that was based on a series of lies. These are just a couple of the reasons that I support the Tour de Peace. I think no good can come from war and I support those who would attempt to end the suffering and the killing, the wasteful behavior, and the corruption that inevitably result from it." - Specialist Crystal Davis, Army

"Any event or title with" Peace" in it, well then, I am a supporter and believer." - John Feal, 9/11 Responder & Advocate

Many thanks to Reggie, Dr. Parenti, Crystal, and John.

Dan Yaseen From "Speaking Truth To Empire" Interviews Cindy Sheehan - 3/20/2013


www.tourdepeace.org

Here is a flyer for a Peace Fresno sponsored event for the Tour de Peace on 4/6.

Download Flyer

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sheehan's Peace Ride Kicks Off In Nevada City


Cindy at today's event.
Source: theunion.com

Jennifer Terman
3/16/2013

Activists and supporters of the peace movement can take it to the streets bicycle-style for the kickoff event in Nevada City for the Cindy Sheehan Tour de Peace bike ride.

Riders and activists will take off 12:30 p.m. Sunday from the Holiday Center parking lot at 1255 E. Main St. in Grass Valley and head to the Stonehouse building in Nevada City at 107 Sacramento St. From there, a peace rally will take place through Nevada City.

The program will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Stonehouse, where Cindy Sheehan and Sharon Delgado from Earth Justice Ministries will speak, and local musicians Jim Page, Nory Fussell and Anytime Band will play.

Syrian Crisis

John, a friend from Facebook, submitted this to Cindy to post. - (Jon)

John Mesler
3/24/2013

I began my research on the current crisis in Syria wanting to know two basic things. I wanted to know if Bashar Al-Assad was really responsible for the deaths of over 70,000 Syrian civilians (as we in the West have been led to believe) and I wanted to know how most Syrians viewed their President. If they had an opportunity to hold a fair election, would he be voted in by the majority of Syrians? After nearly 10 months of interviewing nearly 100 Syrians (mostly citizens still living there but also some x-patriots living abroad) I have come to as close a conclusion that can be achieved from 6,000 miles away without actually going to Syria. Let me begin by explaining how this current uprising started.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Decade in the Life of an Empire (Soapbox Podcast 3/24)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

The US Empire's War ON Iraq has lasted for a decade now.

I am sure, I don't have to convince supporters and

fans of

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

that the US Empire's Illegal and Immoral War on the people of

Iraq was/is wrong.

The War Crime of Iraq was/is just one more notch in the

bloody belt of Empire, and we must tell the stories and

never give up the fight for peace: no retreat, no surrender.


On this week's Soapbox, Cindy chats with the 

father of LaVena Johnson, Dr. John Johnson.

LaVena was murdered in Iraq on July 19, 2005.

The Johnsons were told that their daughter committed suicide

and her character was assassinated, also.

Through years of relentless quest for truth, the apparent

story is that LaVena was (by fellow troops) brutally sexually 

assaulted,
beaten, and her body was burned to hide the evidence--while 

key parts of her anatomy were excised and removed post-partum

to hide the crime!

Listen to this one tragic tale from millions that are the hallmark

of the Bush legacy.


Friday, March 22, 2013

9/11 Family Members Lorie Van Auken And Mindy Kleinberg Support Tour de Peace

I am honored to say that 9/11 Family Members Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg, members of the September Eleventh Advocates, have informed me that they support the Tour de Peace, and its Mission Statement.

Jon Gold

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

United National Antiwar Coalition Endorses Tour de Peace!!!


Please join Cindy Sheehan for her "Tour de Peace: the road less taken." For more information Click here: http://www.tourdepeace.org/

In his inauguration speech, Barack Obama, (the Drone Bomber) said: TIME TO ACT!

We wholeheartedly agree, but we believe that it is

WAY PAST TIME TO ACT:
To End Wars
To End immunity for US War Crimes
To End Suppression of our Civil Rights
To End the use of Fossil Fuels
To End Persecution of Whistle blowers
To End Partisan Apathy and Inaction
Please sign the Petition

Monday, March 25
5pm Pacific Time
Number: 218 632 0995
code: 73223#

Listen to 2/18 Conference call

Cindy Sheehan and others are in the beginning stages of planning a bike ride from Casey Sheehan's grave in Vacaville, Ca to WashedUp, DeCeit (Washington, DC) to demand true and positive change. The ride will begin on the day that Casey was KIA in Iraq (April 04) and end in DeCeit on July 3rd.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Support Tour de Peace


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Give Peace (and Freedom) a Chance (Soapbox podcast 3/17)


Today, on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox,

Cindy interviews, Marsha Feinland.

Marsha Feinland is a long time California

Bay Area resident who has been active in the 

Peace and Freedom Party of California for many

years.

Cindy and Marsha talk about universal basic guaranteed income and other ways a socialist structured economy can support human need over corporate greed.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tax Deductible Donation for Tour de Peace


The war situation is growing more dire as is the position many of

us find ourselves here in the US.

Cindy Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and the

Camp Casey Institute for Peace and Justice

is sponsoring a cross country bike ride for PEACE called


beginning April 4 in Vacaville, Ca 

to culminate in a

convergence on DC on July 3rd.

We hope many will join us and the planned route is at the webstie.

However, if you are not able to join us, please consider making

a tax deductible donation. Any amount helps!

.001 penny per mile= $3

.01 penny per mile= $30     

1 penny per mile= $300

$1 per mile= $3000

We are doing the work, can you do the math and donate? 


Any money we have leftover at the end of the tour will be donated to charities (listed at our website) operating in 
Iraq and Afghanistan

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DONATION PAGE, PLEASE SPECIFY:

CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX


     

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The "S" Word with Cindy Sheehan and Diane Gee: Guest Kevin Zeese




The "S" Word

In this week's show, Cindy Sheehan wings it and sends love to her co-host, Diane Gee, who couldn't make it.

In the second half, activist, Kevin Zeese, joins Cindy to talk about the legacy of Hugo Chavez and other topics of interest!
use the player below to listen to the show!

Bradley Manning's Statement - Increased Audio

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Source: pressfreedomfoundation.org

Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court.

While unofficial transcripts of this statement are available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Love Story (Soapbox Podcast 10 March '13)

Ralph and Lynne 4Ever

Love and Resistance
This week's Soapbox features Ralph Poynter, 
life partner of political prisoner, Lynne Stewart.
Listen to this inspiring story of Love and Resistance as Ralph 
shares the story of their partnership.
Lynne's has stage four cancer and she is illegally incarcerated
in a federal medical facility near Ft. Worth, Tx

LYNNE'S WEBSITE IS:

JUSTICE FOR LYNNE STEWART
  
HER ADDRESS IS AT HER WEBSITE, PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING HER A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY! 

CLICK TO SIGN PETITION TO FREE LYNNE STEWART

SAVE HER LIFE!  


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