Showing posts from August, 2010

Deja Vu all over again by Cindy Sheehan

--> Déjà vu all over again Cindy Sheehan Dateline: September 27, 2017, Wasilla, AK. Speaking from the Far-Western White House, President Sarah Palin today declared that combat operations “are over” in Iraq. “I want to thank the American troops and their families for the heroic roll they have played in freeing Iraq from a violent dictator and in protecting American interests in the Middle East,” President Palin continued. “The troops that are not redeployed in Af-Pak, Korea or Yemen or Columbia, and remain in Iraq will now and forever be known as ‘Enablers’ and Operation New Dawn will now be known as Operation High Noon,” the jubilant President, mother of eight, and grandmother of 12, finished. “The Palin administration feels confident that this will be one of the final times that ‘end to combat operations' in Iraq will be declared, and this will be a robust withdrawal” a release from the White House press office stated. Is the above scenario far

Transcript of my interview with Tommy Chong and pot activist, Mesha Irizarry on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX – August 15, 2010 Cindy Sheehan Interviews MESHA IRIZARRY AND TOMMY CHONG Transcript: Cindy Sheehan: Welcome back to Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox. I'm your host, Cindy Sheehan. Today is a super duper edition of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox as we explore the topic of marijuana rights with two activists. One is one of the most famous pot activists of all time, Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame. Tommy will be on in a few minutes, but our first guests is Mesha Irizarry, who has done local work for pot rights on the San Francisco Marijuana Offenses Oversight Committee, MOOC. Mesha also lost her son, Idriss Stelley, to blue-on-brown cop violence several years ago. Mesha, welcome to Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox. Mesha Irizarry: Thank you so much, Cindy. Cindy Sheehan: It's great to finally have you on. As I was telling my listeners, you do a lot of work for justice and social justice in San Francisco, my

Racketeers for Capitalism by Cindy Sheehan

Racketeers for Capitalism Cindy Sheehan “I spent 33 years in the Marines. Most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.” Major General Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket (1935) I remember when the US war dead in Iraq reached 1000 sometime in the summer of 2005. My youngest child and her boyfriend accompanied me to a vigil in Davis, Ca. where we held candles, pictures of Casey, each other, and sobbed—not just for Casey, but for all the rest, also. And not just for the Americans, but for the Iraqis, too. Then I remember when the needless toll reached 2000 in the fall of 2005—I got arrested with about 25 others in front of the White House—such organizations at preferred candlelight vigils to direct action. I warned them if we didn’t do something, then we would be mourning 3000—that total came in the early spring of 2007. Now the total for Iraq stands at 4415 a