Showing posts from May, 2010


First and foremost, we mourn the deaths of the 20 humanitarian aid workers that were spinelessly slaughtered by the terrorist state of Israel. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families in this terrible time of senseless loss. We also wish a speedy and complete recovery to the up to 80 people who were wounded by the IDF in this abominable attack in International Waters. We severely condemn, with the very harshest tone imaginable, the murderous attack conducted upon the innocent unarmed humanitarians of the FREE GAZA 'Freedom Flotilla' within International Waters. This act demonstrates the overly sociopathic mentality of the Israeli government in its continuing criminal actions committed upon the Palestinian people and upon those coming to their aid. This act was
This is a message from Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and Peace of the Action in solidarity with the FREE GAZA MOVEMENT "FREEDOM FLOTILLA" that is currently under sail in the Mediterranean and approaching its destination to the coast of the Gaza Strip. The 'Freedom Flotilla' is conducting a strictly humanitarian mission and carries a total of 10,000 tons of aid, 800 activists and politicians from more than 40 countries. The occupation and blockade of Gaza, by military and police forces of the Israeli government, is an immoral and heinous campaign of systematic oppression, slowly strangling every aspect of the innocent Palestinian people's basic necessities, infrastructure, natural resources and human rights. The following statement is found on the WWW.FREEGAZA.ORG website: "The FREE GAZA MOVEMENT is a human rights group that in August 2008 sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years. We w

PEACE HEROES: Casey Sheehan by Cindy Sheehan

Image First published in Islam Times Peace Heroes by Cindy Sheehan (Islam Times) - Memorial Day and the “holiday” weekend lay a double-whammy claim on my emotions every year. Islam Times “I can’t kill anyone.” Casey Sheehan on the eve of his deployment to Iraq Thirty-one years ago today—May 29—my first child was born—a son. We named him “Casey” because we were huge baseball fans and it just seemed like such a fine Irish-American name. His middle name, Austin, is an old family name of mine. I went into labor with Casey a week early and I was in labor with him (in those days, knowing the gender of the baby was not routine) all day on Memorial Day in 1979. The labor was not too harsh and he was born at exactly one hour and one minute past midnight. Casey was just the first of four and along with his younger brother, Andrew, I promised my boys that they would never have to do to war. However, I th

PEACE HEROES: Jeannette Rankin

“There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense; for war is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.” Jeannette Rankin Jeannette Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973), is probably best known (if she is known at all) as the first female elected to Congress in 1917. Ms. Rankin was elected from Montana, even before females achieved universal suffrage in the U.S. Montana achieved female suffrage in 1914. Unlike the first female who was given the gavel as Speaker of the House in 2007, Nancy Pelosi—Jeannette Rankin was an uncompromising advocate for world peace. Also, unlike Ms. Pelosi, Ms. Rankin did more than give lip service to her feelings of peace—she actually sacrificed much to live out her values. As an advocate for peace, Ms. Rankin lived through arguably the most warlike decades of this nation’s history. She was elected

PEACE HEROES: Albert Einstein by Cindy Sheehan


Sizzlin’ Summer Protest Peace of the Action Start Summer off with a Bang! Rethink Tyranny 4 th of July Peace of the Action will be meeting in Lafayette Park (North Side of White House) at 1pm to pass out Peace Literature to the people who flock to DC for the Nation’s Birthday. The Wars Drone On and On Monday, July 5 th to Friday, July 9th We will meet in Lafayette Park everyday at 9:30am to begin our days’ protests. For this week, Peace of the Action will be targeting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display (and educating the public about the horrific toll UAVs take) and drone manufacturers and lobbyists. Also, on each day, we will be reconvening at Lafayette Park at 3pm to do a little protest in front of the White House—the main focus is to inform tourists, etc, that while the face of the resident of the White House may have changed, the policies have not! Party Time! Saturday, July 10 th is Cindy Sheehan’s b

Two Americas first published in Islam Times

"Trial of the Century"

On March 20th, three members of Peace of the Action , including Cindy Sheehan, were arrested crossing a "police line" in front of the White House. After 52 hours in DC jail, Cindy, Jon Gold and Jim Veeder, were brought to court in ankle and wrist shackles. Along with other three defendents, Cindy, Jon, and Jim were ordered to return to court on June 10th. The charge the three were arrested for doesn't even contain any jail time (52 hours already) at all and the maximum penalty is $300. Except for Cindy, who was not given the option, everyone else at the arraignment were given the option to "pay and forfeit." "Pay and forfeit" would mean that the other five could have been given "time served" and not have to go back to DC for the expense of a trial, etc. The other five plead "not guilty," also and chose to go back to DC for the trial. Cindy lives in California



War is Still a Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Major General Smedley Butler For this Mother’s Day, I am not going to write about Juliet Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day proclamation and how Mother’s Day is a “Day for Peace.” By now, most of us are well aware of Ward’s proclamation ( if not, click here ) that we Mother’s should not send our sons (sic) to kill the sons of other mothers. We have strayed so far away from the original meaning of Mother’s Day, that we might as well call it “Hallmark Hooray Day,” and just let it be what it is. What I am going to write about, however, is the treatise of a military man that I think is profoundly and unfortunately still relevant. Seventy-seven years ago, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, Marine Corps, gave a speech ent

Here Come Those Chickens Again

“Chickens Coming Home to Roost:” Proverb: When one has to face the consequences of mistakes or bad deeds. As soon as I heard that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested for the so-called, “Times Square” attempted bombing (where an abandoned SUV filled with potential explosives was found in Times Square last weekend), my first thought was: “Those chickens are coming back to roost, again.” Then tonight, as I was driving, I heard on the radio news that Shahzad claimed that he did that because he was upset over the CIA drone-bombing program in Northern Pakistan. So, my initial suspicion was confirmed. Let’s, for the time being, take Shahzad’s “confessions” at face value. We really don’t know what torture, lying, or other pressure was put on Shahzad, or why our government is so readily admitting that he was upset about drone bombings. However, this incident als

The Drone Bomber

Jeez—hasn’t the world suffered enough at the “antics” of the Robber Class at the annual White House Correspondent’s dinner? I mean, crap, we have been “treated” to George Bush looking for the fabled WMD after so many people had been hilariously killed in Iraq (and that was just the beginning). And how will we ever get the picture of Karl Rove dancing and rapping out of our heads? Over this past weekend, we were regaled with another lame performance by a president. Of course, with the audience laughing hysterically as if Obama were smashing watermelons, you wouldn’t think the performance was lame—unless you can and do still think. Obama joked about the new draconian and un-Constitutional law in Arizona—which isn’t funny to millions of people. NAFTA and CAFTA and GMO’s are deadly serious business and instead of joking about human right’s violations, our government should be repealing these programs that force Latinos to risk their lives to come north to support thei

"Teabaggish" first appeared in Islam Times

“Teabaggish?” Cindy Sheehan : I think, by now, that I have been called every nasty, dirty, demeaning, and just plain old, mean, name in the book. Islam Times I won’t bore you with a list of names, but today, I got called, “Teabaggish,” by a “friend” who doesn’t like that I occasionally point out truths: Truths that were truths on January 19, 2009 and are still true today. Apparently, with this new epithet, I am being equated with the Glenn Beck following, slogan-slinging, knee-jerk reactionary, Sarah Palin lovers, who criticize Obama and the government. I hate to tell my “friend” but I have been doing this long before there was a Tea Party and Sarah Palin was still mayor of Wasilla. My “friend” knows this because he used to applaud me when I said exactly the same things when Bush was president. I am still struggling with the Hope-nosis that has inflicted this country and the fact that it has infected the same people who were coming to the certainty that the U.

"You'll Pry My Car out of my Cold-Dead Hands" by Cindy Sheehan

The scope of the tragedy of the undersea oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico is shocking. Please don’t call it a “spill” the gash in our Mother Earth is literally hemorrhaging oily death-blood. British Petroleum, the company who owns the offshore well, gave “liberally” to candidates in the 2008 election cycle, with the largest donor receiving $71,000 for his campaign—Barack Obama. We should scream bloody-murder about BP and boycott them straight to bankruptcy. Additionally, the company that everyone on the “left” loves to hate: Halliburton probably shares a majority of the blame for this catastrophe of biblical proportions, too. BP and Halliburton should be forced to pay for the clean up and all the future disaster, but will their tools in Congress make them do that? Will the courts force them to pay for their crimes against the planet? Has Exxon had to pay fairly for its crimes when the Valdez crashed and burned in Alaska? It’s been over 21 years since that calamity



Sunday is Soapbox Day!

Christina is president of Free and Equal Elections Leading the charge against Prop 14 (Top-two primary) in California AND Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State in California. There's a ton of info jammed into this 30 minutes of show! Show will be available at the website at 2pm (Pacific) (THE SOAPBOX WILL BE GOING ON A SEMI-SPRING SABBATICAL TO GIVE CINDY TIME TO FINISH THE DOCUMENTARY AND INTERNET BOOKLET SHE IS WORKING ON--WE'LL BE KEEPING IN TOUCH AND RECOMMENDING OLD SHOWS FOR YOUR LISTENING ENJOYMENT) DONATE HERE TO HELP KEEP CINDY WORKING FOR PEACE OR: PLEASE WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR REVOLUTION: A LOVE STORY AND CONSIDER SPONSORING THE DOCUMENTARY, OR PRE-ORDERING YOUR COPY ****************************** ****************** WHERE'S CINDY MAY 4-8? MAY 4TH CINDY WI



Summer Camp OUT NOW! Please RSVP if you plan on coming.

Peace of the Action is planning on holding Summer Camp OUT NOW from July 5th to July 23rd. For the first week: July 5th to July 9th we will be concentrating on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle issue around the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and drone manufacturers. Obama has dramatically escalated the use of these weapons since he has been president. July 12th-16th we will be focusing on counter-recruitment efforts. July 19th-23rd we will focus our energies on Congress before it recesses for summer break and going back to their home districts to campaign for November elections. We do have some good POTA news to report. We have a fundraiser on board: Teri Perticone from Berkeley, who is fundraising for no compensation to herself, but for “love,” so let’s give Teri lots of love! Teri can be reached at We are also wading through many offers from activists who want to volunteer to be our Webmaster. POTA will continue whether we have Summer Camp OUT