Showing posts from March, 2009

5 Years by Cindy Sheehan

This Saturday on April 04th, my son Casey (and at least 11 other Americans and hundreds of Iraqis) will have been dead for five years. Casey, a humvee mechanic, was killed on 04/04/04 in Sadr City, Baghdad in combat after he had been there for only five days. Five years have passed in the blink of an eye, and besides missing Casey so much our lives have changed about as dramatically as they could have, as has life of our country. We just passed the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq with very tepid opposition and President "Change You Can Believe In" is following the path in the Middle East that was blazed by his predecessor, George Bush. Obama’s surge in Afghanistan and on the Afghan/Pakistan border guaran-damn-tees that there will be many more “Caseys” and the people of Afghanistan should not be made subject to more “help” from The Empire. I collaborated with Bay Area CODEPINK today to call for a protest of Obama’s Afghan Plan and (although an emergency prohibited me from

Obama's Vietnam?

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Internet Radio Show! This is a photo of Ambassador Joe Wilson, Cindy Sheehan and Ray McGovern being sworn in by Congressman John Conyers before testifying at the Downing Street Minute's Hearing on June 16th, 2005. Who knew that on July 23rd, 2007, Cindy and Ray would be getting arrested in Conyers' Congressional office after he refused to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney? Ray and Cindy were part of a contingent that day that delivered over one-million signatures on a petition for impeachment. Ray McGovern will be a very special guest on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox available beginning on Sunday, March 29th (2-3 PDST) . Cindy and Ray will talk about (among other things) how surging more troops to Afghanistan, will possibly (or likely) be Obama's Vietnam. Listen to archived shows here. Don't forget to send your Soapbox Rants or Ask Cindy? questions to: Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.
"We're all in this together" Cindy Sheehan No we are not, that's the point. Tonight, President Obama basically said that we can't demonize every investor who earns a profit, because "we are all in this together." Sorry, but I am going to have to call a big fat "bull-shit" on this one. When Obama said "we" did he have a mouse in his pocket? Obama, and his family have a very opulent, slave-built roof over their heads. He travels on the public nickel, his children attend an exclusive Washington, DC private school that has organic food on its menu, and has health care that covers everyone in his family from head to toe and side to side and inside out. Even though he and every member of the administration, Congress and the Supreme Court are not hurting for anything, the bastard (sorry if your parents weren't married when you were conceived) Wall Street banksters are receiving billions of dollars of government welfare and are not so

Rally in the Valley, My speech in Fresno

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History!

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Internet Only! Yes! We are totally on the internet now and our last two shows are available on the website. March 15th : We ARE Misbehavin' Join Cindy as she chats with Courageous Former Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, about her run for President, her harrowing boat trip from Cyprus to Gaza, and Cynthia's new "Dignity Movement." March 22nd : On the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and in honor of Women's History Month, Cindy interviews theatre artist and peace activist, Jeanmarie Simpson about a character she plays on the stage and in film: Jeannette Rankin . Rankin was elected our Nation's first female Congress Rep (R-Mt) in 1916 and was an uncompromising voice for peace her entire life. Myth America We are still working on technical difficulties on our website for don

Intro to Myth America by Cindy Sheehan

Introduction “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Billionaire Robber, Warren Buffet. “I call you my base: the Haves and the Have Mores” George W. Bush Since this country was founded, it has been governed, or controlled by the Robber Class. Some people call our “Lords,” the Ruling Class, the Oligarchy, the Kleptocracy, or Plutocracy. Some call our system Cronyism, a Democratic Tyranny, Soft-core Fascist State, or if you are a member of the Robber Class or Blinded Robbed Class, you call it a Democracy, or Republic. Let me define the terms Robber Class and Robbed Class for the purposes of this Internet Booklet: The Robber Class consists of The Wealthy Ones (not all wealthy people are robbers!) of our society who have earned this wealth off the hard labor of others: not by doing an honest days work or being fair and just with their talents or employees, but by steal

Our Shame by Cindy Sheehan

I remember sitting in my living room, six years ago, watching the “Leader of the Free World” announcing that the United States military had just embarked in “shock and awe” against the country of Iraq. The images made me physically ill, as they had 12 years before when the criminal’s criminal father was bombarding Iraq. I was also personally sick with fear as my family had “skin in the game,” our son/brother, Casey. On that night, Casey’s life clock starting ticking down: He had exactly one year and 15 days to live from “shocking and awful.” Six years and over a million lives later, our military is still shamefully in Iraq. Our “Peace President” has created no positive change there and is in fact extending the length of the deployment of “combat troops.” The country has been ethnically cleansed. Violence is down because everyone there is either dead, displaced or too poor, wounded or frightened to move or continue fighting. Violence is down, but not out, and you can bet there will be a

Myth America: The Robbers Stick it to us again!

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Sunday's 2-3 (PDST) First of all, my radio show will no longer be aired on Green 960. Last week's show with Cynthia McKinney is available to listen to from the website. From now on, it will strictly be an internet radio show that will be available from my website every Sunday 2-3 (PDST) for podcast purposes then available fro m archives after tha t. More details to follow as they become available. The show will still go on! Myth America Well, since I started my book: Myth America, the 10 Greatests Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution! the situation has become more obvious, with executives of AIG's failing company receiving millions in bonuses after it received billions more in taxpayer bailout s just last week. Don't believe the false "outrage" of the members of the Robber Class, especially after you read this re

Order your copy of Myth America by Cindy Sheehan

Myth America:10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution! by Cindy Sheehan (ordering info at the end) Excerpt: The Robber Class loves to divide us along arbitrary lines: Republican/Democrat; White/Black/Brown; Protestant/Catholic/Jew/Muslim; North/South; but these divisions are malleable, even our skin color can be changed a la Michael Jackson! But seriously, skin color is only a surface issue; inside we are all the same! The Robber Class knows that there really only exists one division in the world: Robber Class and Robbed Class. We in the Robbed Class have way more in common with each other than we do that separates us. It’s time to break the sick relationship that we have with the Robber Class and do something about it! They can only rob us, if we allow them to. Myth One: America: Greatest Nation in the Universe! Myth Two : Elections Matter Myth Three : There's a huge Difference Between Dems and Repubs Myth Four : It is Noble to

Sure you can trust the government!

Happy International Woman's Day

Happy International Women’s Day Cindy Sheehan International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. My remarks to a gathering in Los Angeles celebrating IWD : First of all, I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me and bringing me here to celebrate with you all. San Francisco is my home but Los Angeles is my hometown! I hope my remarks don’t offend any men out there, but if you are here, they probably won’t. In any case, my remarks aren’t meant to offend, but to inspire. A double “X” chromosome makes a person a FEMALE but does not guarantee that she will be a WOMAN. FEMALES have been historically involved in geo-politics for decades; FEMALES like Golda Meier, Margaret Thatcher, Condileeza Rice, Tzipi Livni and Hillary Clinton are perfect examples of FEMALES that believe to play on the male dominated patriarchal world stage they have to act like MALES and suppr

For What Noble Cause, Mr. Obama?

For What Noble Cause, Mr. Obama? Cindy Sheehan I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars. Barack Obama: October 2002 For the record, I did not support Barack Obama for President of this country. Of course the above quote was from his famous “anti-war” speech, that was not an anti-war speech, but an anti-Iraq war speech and this is just a sound bite from a mostly nationalistic and pro-war speech. I opposed Obama, though, because I actually listened to what he said about foreign policy when he was Candidate Obama. He never, ever said that he was going to withdraw all troops from Iraq and he always said that he was going to increase troop levels, not only in Afghanistan, but also in the military over-all. His budget increases military spending at a time when education, health care, wages and jobs are declining. Obama is a militarist-corporatist and haven’t we had enough of this kind of “leadership” in the past three decades? Gaza is dumb. Afghanistan is dumb. Pakistan is dumb


Dear Friends, This is something that the Raging Grannies have done in the past, but now is the time to step it up! I am sick and tired of the wars and watching our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends or even strangers march off to wars that only benefit the Robber-Class...I am sick and more than tired of watching OUR CHILDREN kill and/or oppress other people. I am sick of OUR CHILDREN being injured (mentally, emotionally or physically) for the US war machine. Sri Lanka, Iran, Venezuela, Mexico, North Korea, and many countries in Africa are in danger of being "saved" by the US military and with this economy, more of OUR CHILDREN are joining the MUST BE STOPPED! My proposal is that we pick a day somewhere in the VERY NEAR FUTURE to have co-ordinated efforts around the country for WE PARENTS...but especially MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS to go into recruiting stations to try and enlist in the US military. I think if we get high-profile people who are on th

Dead Under Obama 2009/03/01/iraqi-civilian- deaths-shoot-up-in-february/ Iraqi civilian deaths shoot up in February. asiapcf/03/01/ strikes/index.html U.S. hits house in Pakistan, kills 9, Pakistanis say