Showing posts from June, 2011

Protecting Sogorea Te by Cindy Sheehan

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to the Bay Area community of Glen Cove to be in solidarity with activists who are currently conducting a standoff with authorities.  At Glen Cove (in Vallejo, Ca), there is a struggle going on that few people have heard about. According to the official website for the struggle, : Glen Cove is a sacred gathering place and burial ground that has been utilized by numerous Native American tribes since at least 1,500 BC. Today, Glen Cove continues to be spiritually important to local Native communities. It is located just south of Vallejo, California along the Carquinez Strait, a natural channel that connects the Sacramento River Delta to the San Francisco Bay. Glen Cove is known as Sogorea Te in Karkin Ohlone language.  The City of Vallejo (named after General Mariano Vallejo, a Mexican national who was a supporter of native American genocide and the takeover of California by the US) wants to take the 15-acre site—whic

"The Bolivarian Revolution is a Beacon of Light" Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Angela Davis

"The Bolivarian Revolution is a Beacon of Light" Cindy Sheehan’s Interview with Angela Davis CS : Welcome back to Cindy Sheehan’s soapbox. As I said before the break my special quest is today is Angela Davis. She is an American Socialist, Philosopher, political activist and retired Professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of Santa Cruz. She was the Director of the University’s Feminine Studies Department. Davis was largely active during the Civil Rights Movement and was associated with the Black Panthers. Her interests are in Feminism, African American studies, Critical theories, Marxism, Popular music and Social Consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. She wrote about the FBI and its targeting of the Black Panther Party as a part of its counter intelligence program, cointelpro. Angela was tried and acquitted of suspected involvement in the Soledad Brothers’ August 1970 abduction and murder

You Wanna Know What's What in the Middle East?

This is a transcript of an interview I did with journalist, Robert Fisk, in 2010.  The audio can be heard at: Thanks to Robert Fisk; and Dede Miller for this transcription. CS: Robert Fisk, welcome to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. My first question is, what is the likelihood or what do you think is the likelihood that the US or Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities soon? RF: My crystal ball was broken quite a long while ago. It’s a fact that quite soon after Obama became President he sent some pretty important Generals to Tel Aviv. That’s where the Israeli Ministry of Defense is; it’s not in Jerusalem. To tell them don’t attack Iran; you’re on your own if you want to do it. But of course they won’t be on their own. If the Israelis’ attack Iran the Iranians have said very specifically and militarily it makes complete sense from their point of view, that they would attack US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and in the Gulf. And the reality is th


USA: 5+, VENEZUELA: 0 Venezuela Wins! Cindy Sheehan’s Interview with Temir Porra (Foreign Vice Minister of Venezuela) Note: What follows is my March 2010 interview with, Temir Porras. Temir is Vice Foreign Minister of Middle Easter Affairs in Venezuela. The only thing that has really changed since this interview is that the US has invaded the sovereign countries of Pakistan, Yemen and Libya. CS : Hi, welcome to this Special Audio and video broadcast of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. Our guest today is Temir Porras who is the Vice Minister in charge of Middle Eastern affairs welcome to the soapbox tamir TP : Thank you Cindy CS Thank you so much for your time TP : Thank you CS: The reason I wanted to have you on the show and on the documentary (book) is to really expose the differences of the foreign policies of the empire, which is the United States of course, and Venezuela. My first question to you will be very easy, How many wars of aggression is Venezuela currently in, in the