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US Activist's Statement Against US sanctions on Venezuela

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Read by Cindy Sheehan and Eva Golinger Please Click on Video to Watch

"Yankees, Go Home!" by Cindy Sheehan

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"Yankees, Go Home" "Nobody messes with Venezuela. Venezuela must be respected." Rafael Ramirez, Venezuelan Energy Minister Anti-imperialista I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th--Casey's birthday)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better. Nine of us came from the US to support the people of Venezuela in rejecting the US economic sanctions that were imposed by the State Departments because, apparently, Venezuela sent two shipments of oil product to Iran.  During the Clinton regime, the US enacted The Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)--ironically first called the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act  (ILSA)--but then Libya became our friend during the Bush stain before it recently became our enemy again (dizzy, yet?). The ISA was enacted to prevent foreign countries from selling oil to Iran to stop its peaceful nuclear program. The point the le

Hands off Venezuela!

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Children from Venezuela We Reject United States Sanctions Against Venezuela   On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the United States Department of State unilaterally imposed sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company, PetrĂ³leos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), for its alleged relations with the government of Iran. The sanctions are a desperate and weak attempt to link Venezuela to Iran's nuclear energy program as part of an ongoing campaign to justify further aggressive action against the South American oil producing nation. As citizens of the United States, we unequivocally reject this latest attempt of our administration to demonize the Venezuelan government and undermine the vibrant democracy of the Venezuelan people. The Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez has already been victim of a coup d'etat in 2002, backed by Washington, which briefly ousted the President from power. Fortunately for the health of Venezuela's democracy, the people

In the Name of Love by Cindy Sheehan

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2 year-old, Casey Thirty-two years ago today, I was very pregnant with my first child. In those days, of course, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl and the pre-natal care usually consisted of a few blood tests and getting to hear the baby’s heart at every appointment.  With the June 5 th deadline looming, on Sunday May 28 th , my husband and I, went to an air show in Long Beach, Ca where we decided on the names: it would be Julie Anne for a baby girl or Casey Austin for a baby boy. Well, lo and behold, the very next morning, I went into labor, one week early and on May 29 th , our healthy, 8lb 2oz baby boy, Casey Austin, was born. We were thrilled and Casey, the perfect baby, was the apple of our eyes. Very quickly, boom, boom, boom, three more came: Carly Anne, Andrew Patrick and the baby, Jane Elizabeth. As for mothers all over the world, my family was my life. As parents, we made our share of mistakes, but everything we did from May 29 th , 1979 and forw

Videos of Segments of my Mother's Day speech in Iowa

please watch Me on the Media Me on the War Machine Me on Matriotism

Mom Power, Part II by Cindy Sheehan

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My Keynote Remarks at the MIRCI Conference in Toronto PART II (CLICK HERE FOR PART I) My life was shattered, changed, and yet transformed on April 04, 2004 when my son Casey was killed in Iraq. I am sure many of you tragically know the shock of burying a child that should still be alive, except for lies and institutional violence. I worked really hard Casey’s entire life to make sure he was protected and safe—as with his three younger siblings. But that was part of the problem, while I was being a typical US Mini-Van Mom, ferrying my children from point A to points XY and Z every day, taking them to catechism, sports, and scouts, etc—I was neglecting my part in the sisterhood of all mothers. I outlined my twin-history with my country and I pointed out how the wealthiest country in the world abysmally treats our poorest and most vulnerable, but even the worst off of most of us here in the US and Canada are better off than billions of people on this planet. My tragedy for

Mom Power, Part I by Cindy Sheehan

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My Keynote Remarks at the MIRCI Conference in Toronto First of all, it’s so extraordinary to be here with so many amazing feminist activists and I am grateful for the invitation and opportunity to speak to you. I am convinced that mother-activism is the key to true and positive change. I also think the concept of Outlaw Motherhood is delicious, since I have become an Outlaw Mother in nearly every sense of the word! We are all involved in so many righteous struggles and I want you to know that I know, we are all linked in our struggles. One fabulous thing we do as women and mothers is that we struggle with, dare I say it: Hope. Not the Madison Avenue induced Hope-nosis of false hope, but real, hands-on, in the trenches, Hope. My pretend boyfriend, Jackson Browne, wrote a wonderfully uplifting song, among all his other wonderful songs, called, “ Rock me on the Water. ” He starts the song with the lyrics: “Oh, people look among you, the signs are everywhere, you’ve left it for so

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Mother's Day Appeal for Iran to free the Hostages (For their mothers) from Cindy Sheehan

Today is Mother's Day and my heart goes out to Cindy Hickey and Laura Fattal, whose sons Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have now been unlawfully detained in Iran for more than 92 weeks.  Shane and Josh are being made to suffer a harsh punishment for absolutely no crime.  The Iranian authorities know that these young men are anything but spies; instead they embody the true spirit of justice and peace. One of the most painful experiences any parent can have is being unable to help your child when he or she is suffering or in danger.   You are overcome by a feeling of powerlessness which soon gives way to outrage.  With strength, determination and support, we can transform our pain into positive action.  This is what mothers do, whether it is fighting to protect their children from bullying in school or working for their freedom where there is great injustice, as in the case of Shane and Josh. Cindy Hickey and Laura Fattal have taken that mother’s instinct and, with their families, th

Dr. Drew tries to make me seem crazy and fails

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CINDY IN TWIN CITIES ON MAY 21

Cindy Sheehan Speaking Tour DAWN of a NEW REVOLT Challenging Corporate Control of Politics Saturday, May 21, 4:00 PM University of Minnesota, Willey Hall, West Bank Auditorium 225 19th Avenue South,   Minneapolis *  Map & Parking:  http://www1.umn.edu/ twinci ties/maps/WilleyH/ ---   Invite friends on Facebook  --- From Egypt to Wisconsin, ordinary people are rising up against injustice. Massive strikes and demonstrations against cuts rocked Europe’s ruling elites last year. Popular uprisings have toppled and challenged dictators and “free-market” policies across the Arab world. Now workers and youth in Wisconsin and across the U.S. have begun to fight back against budget cuts in education and healthcare enacted by both Republicans and Democrats. Come hear an inspiring speaker and join this important discussion about how we can challenge the corporate agenda and fight for a better world. National Speaking Tour with Cindy Sheehan Following her son’s death in Iraq,

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CINDY SHEEHAN IN DES MOINES, IOWA ON MOTHER'S DAY

CINDY SHEEHAN A sincere, ordinary citizen.  A mother who will not accept anything less than truth from our government. WHEN: Mother's Day, May 8th at 7pm Where: Des Moines First Unitarian Church 1800 Bell Ave Des Moines, Iowa ALL ARE WELCOME! SUGGESTED DONATION $20 (TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHECKS MADE OUT TO: PCCI) SPONSORED BY THE PROGRESSIVE COALITION OF CENTRAL IOWA www.iowaprogressives.org

Mother's Day Revival by Cindy Sheehan

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 FIRST APPEARED IN BLACK COMMENTATOR ,  MAY 5, 2011 "Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs." - Juliet Ward Howe, Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870 Recently, I had the opportunity to see a movie called Water .  The film was written and directed by Deepa Mehta who is an Indian born Canadian most known for her Elements Trilogy:  Fire, Water and Earth. Water is set during the British Raj in India in 1938. It tells th

MARIO SAVIO FROM 1964: THROW YOUR BODIES ON THE GEARS!

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Will this only happen if Dancing with the American Idol gets canceled. Click the picture of Mario Savio to hear this very inspirational sound bite!

I'm not the Deather by Cindy Sheehan

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"The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief." Jacques Ellul, philosopher Class, let’s review what Barack (Nobel Peace Laureate) has done since achieving the office of POTUS: On day three, he ordered his first drone bombing strike in the tribal regions of North Pakistan thus murdering a reported 36 civilians. Since that day, the US has used this tactic of abject terror 192 more times resulting in hundreds of civilian deaths. In the four years the Bush stain used this tactic of terror it was used 43 times. In this area, Obama is definitely an overachiever. Let’s stay with Afghanistan—Obama has tripled troop strength there, and according to justforeignpolicy.org, since Obama has taken office, 910 us troops have been killed in Afghanistan, compared to 575 in seven years that Bush was president. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not defending the Bush Stain, I am just pointing out that in some aspects that o

Support Peace & Justice in Sacto

Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues, Over the last 24 hours global attention has been monopolized by a certain event, but our work in California goes on. We aim to occupy the State Capitol beginning May 9, 2011, and seek to sustain that occupation as long as possible. Two days ago, we met with numerous teachers’ unions in Oakland, California, to further strengthen the ties that bind us together: challenging gross austerity measures brought to bear by a Democratic governor (here), Republican administrations elsewhere, and a federal government that seems clueless from the top on down to the plight of people nation-wide. Three days ago, we met with colleagues at a university in Sacramento outside a meeting where students were being intimidated and threatened with university and criminal punishment for exercising their rights to free speech and organization. Four days ago, we maneuvered Interstate 80 joining together tax-reformers, anti-war groups, prison-reformers