Showing posts from December, 2009


BREAKING: U.S. Citizens attacked by Egyptian Riot Police in Cairo outside of U.S. Embassy Cindy Sheehan One of my friends, Joshua Smith, just texted me from Cairo and said that some U.S. citizens of the Gaza Freedom March went to the U.S. Embassy today there to try and implore the staff there to intercede on behalf of the March to help get them into Gaza--they were not so warmly welcomed. Recently, almost 1400 people from around the globe met in Cairo to march into Gaza to join Gazans in solidarity and to help expose their plight after years of blockade and exactly a year after the violent attack in what Israel called "Operation Cast Lead" that killed hundreds of innocent Gazan civilians. So far the Marchers have been denied access (Egypt closed the Rafah crossing) and their gatherings have become increasingly and more violently suppressed. In my understanding of world affairs, embassies are stationed in various countries so citizens who are traveling

Cindy Sheehan to fight Suisun citation, pursue other charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 28, 2009 Contact: Cindy Sheehan: Attention: News Editor Cindy Sheehan to fight citation in Solano County Court Tuesday, pursue charges for assault during protest against Afghan war surge FAIRFIELD – It's not going to be easy money for the Solano County Traffic Court. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has decided to fight a citation she received at a raucous protest at Travis AFB's main gate Nov.28. Her attorney will request a trial – which forces the officer who cited her to come to court – when he appears on the anti-war Mom's behalf TUESDAY, at 8:30 a.m., at Solano County Court (600 Union Ave). The "impeding traffic" charge is false, and was issued just to harass her, said Sheehan who points out that while officers targeted her, they ignored a retired military officer's assault and battery on her and other activists. "I intend to fight this citat


Contacts: Cindy Sheehan ( Joshua Smith ( PROTEST AGAINST CIA DRONE ATTACKS COMING TO LANGLEY, VIRGINIA "Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, a new revenge feud, and more recruits for a militant movement that has grown exponentially even as drone strikes have increased." - David Kilcullen (Counterinsurgency Expert) Center for New American Security On January 16th, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm activists will descend upon the home of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia to protest the immoral, illegal and inhumane use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs - also known as "drones".) Speaking at this event will be: - Cindy Sheehan (world renowned American anti-war/peace activist and nobel peace prize nominee) - Cynthia McKinney (former six term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Green Party candidate for President of the United States) - Ann Wright (retir

Grief: The "GIft" that NEVER stops giving!

Since our son-brother, Casey, was killed in Iraq, even precious and happy moments are tinged with grief. Today is such a day—it is Casey’s youngest sibling’s birthday. As I write this, I vividly remember the day Janey was born back in 1985. I gave birth to my babies at home with the assistance of midwives and surrounded by treasured loved ones. As the youngest of four (Casey the oldest was 6 ½), Janey was especially loved and spoiled by all, but her big brother was her protector and “go to guy” when she felt that her parents were being too harsh, or “unfair,” (popular child-whine). Fast-forward to Janey’s 18 th birthday in 2003—the day Casey came home for a visit for the final time before he was killed in Iraq. I even remember what I prepared that night for Janey’s birthday and Casey’s welcome home party. Now we are here in 2009. Casey has been dead for 5 ½ years and I have always been dreading this day a little. My youngest child has become as old as her olde

Happy Festivus and "Year of Resistance" from the Soapbox Team!

Dear Friend, 2009 is coming rapidly to a close and we here at Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox want to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season AND thank you for all of your support this year. The Soapbox will be turning ONE on the first Sunday in January and we are celebrating the fact that through all of the struggles (money-losing our spot on Green 960-keeping our integrity in the face of an Obama coup), we have produced a damn good show and plan to continue to do so in 2010-the year that Cindy has christened: The Year of Resistance. In March, Cindy plans to move to Washington, DC to help coordinate the boldest plan for true change ever carried out in DC: Peace of the Action and we invite you all to attend, or contribute to help it happen. The Soapbox broadcasts will continue from DC and, as usual, we will continue our relevant topics and fascinating guests. Speaking of fascinating guests, today Cindy interviews her long time friend and peace and justice

I Dreamed I Saw Casey Sheehan Last Night--to the tune of Joe Hill (author unknown)

I dreamed I saw Casey Sheehan last night alive as you and me Says I, "But Casey, you're two years dead," "I never died," says he, "I never died," says he. "The oil bosses killed you my boy, for greed and power they sent you to die" "Takes more then greed to kill a man," Says Casey, "I didn't die," says Casey, "I didn't die." And standing there as big as life And smiling with his eyes Casey, "What they forgot to kill My mom went on to organize, she went on to organize." "Casey Sheehan ain't dead," he said to me, Casey Sheehan is now alive in all the people that I see.. From San Diego up to Maine In every part of this land Where people work for peace and our troops It is there where I make my stand ....... Where people work for peace and our troops It is there where I make my stand.

Afghan Democracy Movement by Cindy Sheehan

In my opinion, two things make the continuity of policy from Bush-Obama so very heinous—besides the tripling of troop strength in Afghanistan and no reduction of troops from Iraq—are the escalation of drone bombings and the escalation of the use of military contractors (read mercenary killers) in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. These two policies were profoundly wicked when George was at the helm and just because there’s a new imperial skipper the policies don’t become any less evil. But what is the major reason that the murderous policies of Bush flourish under the “Change” regime? It’s because the Robber Class has built-in a “fail-“safe for its Military Industrial Complex. Every four to eight years, a good segment of the US population becomes re-enamored of the political system. These are mostly good people who would never dream of supporting Bush and his policies, will defend the same policies under Obama tooth-and-nail! For example, I recently received an email from a “liber






Revolution: It's the American Way. Non-violent Revolution: It's Our Way!


I am a Charity!

Dear Mr. Obama, I hear that you were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize recently in Oslo, Norway and that, in addition to that spiffy medal, it comes with 1.4 million tax-free dollars that you are going to "donate to charity." I just want to let you know that there are still some of us in the US who oppose the wars, even though you are president, and its nothing personal, but I vehemently oppose your wars and especially oppose the escalation of troops to Afghanistan and the fact that there has been no de-escalation from Iraq. It has been super-tough being a peace activist since you took office, because a lot of my colleagues supported your candidacy and gave you a "wait and see"and "give him a chance," while I have been working against these policies since Bush was president and have never stopped. Well, I don´t know if you have heard, but I am planning on setting up a Camp right across the street from you house on the lawn of the Washington Monument called--C

How Dare They!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 NOBEL SECRETARY REGRETS NOBEL FOR OBAMA I have been in Oslo, Norway the past few days working with the Oslo peace community in their opposition to Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I have been doing a lot of media in preparation for the rally that we had this evening that culminated in a march to the Grand Hotel, where the Laureate was to wave at us from a bulletproof glass encased balcony. My hosts here in Oslo are Afghan refugees who are working on an exciting movement to replace the US puppet leaders and the Taliban in Afghanistan and I am honored to be asked to be a part of it, and will have more details as the plan unfolds, but the organization is called: Peace and Democracy in Afghanistan. My hosts are understandably upset with Obama and upset with the Peace prize committee for this outlandish betrayal of peace! I sat with my hosts and watched the speeches given by the Chairman of the Nobel committee (who see

Say What? Peace Prize for a War President?

I was in Stockholm, Sweden when it was announced that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and, even though the people of Sweden were still enamored of him, when they heard that, they (and I) were shocked. We got over our shock a little while later when we snapped to our senses and realized what the NPP is all about—it’s an establishment prize (usually) that rewards the status quo and Obama won’t be the first warmonger to ever win it. Awarding the prize to Obama, who has not done one concrete thing for peace, just confirmed that inconvenient truth. A little know fact is that all of the other Nobels are awarded from Stockholm, but Alfred Nobel wanted the peace prize to be awarded from Oslo, because he didn’t trust his own country-fellows to make such an important decision, but since it has been awarded to people like Woodrow Wilson, Menachem Begin, Yassir Arafat, Henry Kissinger, and Jimmy Carter, I wonder if Alfred could really trust Oslo,



30,000 Wrongs Won't Make it Right

I have had to reluctantly watch many presidential speeches since my son was killed in Iraq in 2004. I was even dragged out of a Bush State of the Union speech in 2006, that I didn’t want to go to anyway, for just wearing a shirt with an anti-war message. Now, I knew that Obama was going to announce that he would be condemning 30-35,000 more troops to Afghanistan(Pakistan): that wasn’t exactly a state secret. I also knew that his speech would be filled with jingoistic propaganda—that’s a given with presidential speeches--and the Pope of Hope is no different. However, I was not prepared for the physical sickness that overcame me while he was speaking. His delivery was wooden and not convincing, but the words tore my heart apart like I was a newby to presidential calumny. I did not support Obama when he ran for president because he said he was going to send more troops to Afghanistan. He is a rare bird: a president that fulfills a campaign promise. I am not surprised