Sunday, May 19, 2019

Community Conference Call Recording May 19th Call

May 19th, 2019

AGENDA:

CINDY:
Welcome and Intros

EMMA:

STICKERS AND T-SHIRTS

WEBSITE


CINDY:

Occupy the White House
Anti-Imperialist Revolution Summit (A.I.R.S.)

Civil Resistance and the Opportunity for Risk Arrest at
Occupy the White House

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

SPEAKING TRUTH TO EMPIRE W/DAN YASEEN (MAY EDITION)



MAY 2019



“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 and a blogger, interested in activism and the environment. He lives in Woolwich, Maine. Topic of discussion will be deteriorating US – Russia relations that is moving us toward nuclear annihilation. His website is: www.registremblay.com


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CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

“It is not always the same thing to be a good person and a good citizen.” MOP CCC MONTHLY CALL

May 19th, 2019
March on the Pentagon
Community Conference Call
Times: 4 pm Pacific
5 pm Mountain
6 pm Central
7 pm Eastern
Agenda:
MOP Updates and
Civil Disobedience 101 with Malachy Kilbride 
"It is not always the same thing to be a good person and a good citizen."
 Aristotle
Cindy Sheehan chained to the White House fence.
The United States is obviously a rogue state---and with recent events: bully-blustering against Iran, Venezuela, and China; and the profoundly illegal arrest of the Venezuelan Embassy protectors, it's past time for we, those opposed, to such vileness, step up our game.
MOP is proposing that all good people become bad citizens of the rogue USA, so we are planning "Occupy the White House" on October 11th.
This will be a "risk arrest" action, so this call will hopefully inspire us to do some sacrifice for peace and justice AND inform us of what that may look like.
PLEASE EMAIL CINDY SHEEHAN TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL AND RECEIVE THE CALL-IN INFO.
CINDYSHEHAN@MARCHONPENTAGON.COM
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dump the Empire Pledge (Interview with Jack Balkwill)





 Recently, Cindy Sheehan interviewed Jack Balkwill of LUV News, co-author of the Dump the Empire Voter's Pledge.

https://marchonpentagon.com/anti-imperialist-pledge/
Click to take the anti-immperialist pledge!



Cindy Sheehan: What is imperialism, and, in your opinion, is the United States and imperialist state?
Jack Balkwill: I've always thought of imperialism as the imposition of force by a powerful nation against a weaker nation, usually by wielding the "Big Stick" of which Teddy Roosevelt spoke, but it also applies to wielding economic power over another nation, as the USA is currently doing to Venezuela, Iran, and the Peoples Republic of Korea.  The USA is the most imperialist nation today.

CS: What motivated you to write and promote the Anti-Imperialist Voter's Pledge?

JB: I was motivated by watching the USA in action intervening all over the world.   We have an astounding 800 permanent military bases abroad and a few hundred temporary ones at any given time, and are engaged in countless wars.  I say countless because even few in Congress are allowed to know how many wars we are waging today.  I was shocked last year to be reading the news and find that special operations soldiers had been killed in Niger.  I had not known, and I'm sure most Members of Congress didn't know, that The Empire was waging war in Niger.  Most people don't know we have troops in the Philippines.  Military engagements out of control like this have been the demise of the empires of the past, they simply exhausted their treasury at some point.  I am   excited that the March on the Pentagon has picked up the Dump the Empire Pledge.  It gives me hope.

In the most prosperous nation on earth, we have 1 in 5 children hungry at least part of every year, and families going bankrupt because of medical bills, every 30 seconds.  This doesn't happen in other major industrialized nations, and it is because the Empire requires massive funding.  Those who are ashamed of this should be supporting the Dump the Empire Pledge and help to get support for it.

CS: Looking at the current crop of a couple of dozen candidates for POTUS in 2020, what are your thoughts about any of their "anti-imperialist" credentials?

JB: Certainly, the establishment wants Biden, and are currently drowning him in corporate money and free air time on their TV monopoly.  He will do their bidding and sell out the people as he has his entire career, so he is the front-runner in a corrupt system.  I wish the Greens would decide on a candidate earlier, they may be the best chance, along with some of the socialist parties.  Bernie Sanders is at least talking about the wars and military spending, which he didn't do in 2016, but I think he has to go much further to begin to show he is willing to even partially cut into the Empire.  Tulsi Gabbard has flirted on the edges of Dump the Empire and I think if we could show such a person they could get our votes, she and Bernie might go a bit further.  If we were to get a big effort behind Dump the Empire, hopefully we could convince a candidate to break from the pack.



CS: For you, do you see any hope in the current US political climate where only Democrats or Republicans are considered "electable?"

JB: No, this is my 75th year and decade after decade I have watched things actually get worse.  As military spending has increased (every year, no matter what) average wages have dropped since 1973.  Even the minimum wage has dropped since 1968.  As corporate media rave on about the great Trump economy, I watch the economic indicator that I believe to be the most important-- homelessness, and I see it's increased for two years in a row (I think they mean the billionaires are doing well).   We must get information to people around the corporate viewpoint media or we are completely lost.  Hammering this Dump the Empire Pledge could hopefully encourage enough of a mass to drag candidates into doing the right thing. 

CS: If a true anti-imperialist were to be elected POTUS, what do you think that would look like? What positive changes could be made in such a bloated and diseased Empire?


JB: This would be a courageous person under constant attack from the mainstream press and national security state apparatus.  The CIA, FBI and others would be trying to undermine this person.  Such a person would, however, be very popular with the masses, as polling tells us the masses want peace, and health care, and a clean environment-- all the things the Empire prevents by its spending us deep into unnecessary debt.  For those who say such a president would not have support from the Congress, that is irrelevant-- the president is commander in chief and can order the troops to come home, an end to the wars and closure of military bases (after, in some cases, giving proper notice required by treaties).  The Constitution gives Congress the power to declare wars, but it does not have the power to eternally wage them, that power is in the hands of the commander in chief.  So a number of Members of Congress would huff and puff, but could do nothing about it legally.

CS: Do you have anything else to add?
Yes, with Mothers Day coming Sunday I would like to remind people that Ann Jarvis, who thought it up, was a peace activist, and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if she were here today, she'd sign the Dump the Empire Pledge.  Please sign it and convince your family, friends, work colleagues and social network contacts to sign it, because our future depends on getting rid of the Empire.  And contribute to the March on the Pentagon for hosting the Pledge, and to Cindy's Soap Box which is simply wonderful and vital to a world hungry for knowledge.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ROL, USA DIGITAL NEWSLETTER #113 AND #114: MARCH-APRIL/MAY-JUNE


ARTICLES:

REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL
ON THE OCCASSION OF THE 100TH
ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING
1919-2019
 by
RAY LIGHT

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US HANDS OF VENEZUELA
by
CINDY SHEEHAN

https://rayolightnewsletter.blogspot.com/2019/05/revolutionary-organization-of-labor-usa.html
 
 

The Vz Embassy Protection Collective Raw and Uncut from DC w/Guest Kevin Zeese

May 7, 2019




Guest: Kevin Zeese
Topic: The Vz Embassy Protection Collective

Breaking News:

Today, at 8:10 am (Pacific Time) The Soapbox interviewed
Kevin Zeese who has been inside the Vz Embassy in DC at the invitation of the legitimate Maduro government of Venzuela to protect it from illegal encroachment by the illegitimate coup
government of Juan Guaido (who declared himself president of Vz in contravention of Venezuelan law).

Cindy Sheehan and Kevin Zeese discuss the current situation in Venezuela and at the Embassy in DC and what we can do to support this historic action.

THE CORPORATE MEDIA IS NOT COVERING THIS, SO WE HAVE TO WORK EVEN HARDER TO SPREAD THIS NEWS!

Please go to Popular Resistance to find out how you can support this action!

 Join the Embassy Protection Collective on 
Facebook

s://www.facebook.com/ColectivosporlaPaz/?tn-str=k*F




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Monday, May 6, 2019

The CIA Exposed (Soapbox Podcast w/Douglas Valentine: May 6, 2019)








May 6, 2019

TOPIC: The CIA Exposed
Guest: Doug Valentine

This week, Cindy chats with author, journalist, poet, investigator, Douglas Valentine about his work exposing one of the 
biggest terrorist groups in the world: 
The Central Intelligence Agency.

Doug has written many books and articles on the subject and got some inside info from operatives who were recommended to him by William Colby, himself.

CLICK DOUG'S PHOTO ABOVE TO GO TO HIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO ON HIS BOOKS, ETC






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Monday, April 29, 2019

Why the White House? Why Friday? (Rage Against the War Machine)

March on the Pentagon Presents

Rage Against the War Machine
October 11th to 12th, 2019

Last year around 2,000 of our friends and comrades joined us as we marched on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, where we called for a revival of a mass antiwar/anti-imperialism movement, attention on the toll war takes on women across the globe, the environmental impacts of war, and much much more.

In 2019, we're fighting for the very same things and we're taking our march to the White House—where we won't be ignored!
We invite you to Rage Against the War Machine with us on Friday, October 11th.



If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention and we're committed to educating everyone about the atrocities of the War Machine.

Why the White House?

In 2018, Women's March on the Pentagon (WMOP) evolved after the liberal "Women's March" refused to address the violence of US imperialism as a women's issue. The organizers of WMOP struggled very hard for about nine months to give birth to a principled movement that put people (all people in the world, not just white, privileged, democrat US women) over profit and which recognized the complicity of the Democrats in the care and maintenance of Empire. We constantly reiterated, "it's not about Trump." 

However, this year, we have seen that Trump has been working overtime to prove his devotion to the war machine. Trump has continued the War OF Terror prosecuted by his predecessors and he has ramped up hostilities towards Venezuela and Cuba; increased militarization at the US/Mexico border; supports the illegal settler state of Israel (ie.; moved the US embassy to Jerusalem; continues to have normal relations with the head-choppers in Saudi Arabia and continues to support their genocide in Yemen. Yes, Trump is proving to be an able servant of Empire...as if there were any questions about it to those of us who pay close attention.

Many young people who seemed to be wooed and bamboozled by the Obama mystique have been radicalized by the Trump administration--which is good! They can evolve in their analysis if they get involved in principled actions as Rage Against the War Machine, and we are reaching out to them, for sure! These are some of the reasons we are beginning and ending at the White House in 2019.

Why Friday?

Last October, we marched on the 51st anniversary of the huge March on the Pentagon during the Empire's assault on Vietnam and it happened to fall on a Sunday. The Pentagon put us out in the middle of nowhere for our rally and, if it weren't for live streaming which reached tens of thousands, we wouldn't have been seen at all--we disrupted no "business as usual," and became an echo chamber for people who believe in the same things we do.
In 2019, even though we may lose some in numbers, we will gain in visibility by marching through the streets of DC (with no permit) to go from war criminal enterprise to war criminal enterprise and hopefully, this time we WILL disrupt business as usual and be more visible to people who need to see our message of ending US imperialism to save the planet and the future for our children and grandchildren.

However, we are hoping, with five months notice, working people can get the day off and will be able to join us.

We have other things planned for that long weekend and our plans are developing---please go to our website for more information and to endorse our action! 

CLICK BADASS BILLIE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
YOU CAN ALSO DONATE TO HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN AT THE ABOVE LINK!