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Revolution is a Potluck by Cindy Sheehan

Revolution is a Potluck Cindy Sheehan “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”  Mao Zedong First of all, don’t worry, I am not advocating violent overthrow of the Robber Class in this piece—now that your mind is eased (or disappointed), I will go on. Today, Peace of the Action, and our Re-Creating Revolutionary Communities or Bust Tour is wrapping up near Yosemite in bucolic (and hot), Oakhurst. We began in Eugene, Or. and stopped in Hood River and Newport before heading down to California where we had events in Arcata, Garberville, Fresno and soon in Oakhurst. At each stop, a community potluck was included and I observed and heard many revolutionary acts being planned by members of each community stemming from the mere act

RevCom Event in Oakhurst, Ca on Sunday, August 28th

         Cindy Sheehan, best known as an anti-war activist, will visit Oakhurst from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Drive to discuss the "Re-Creating Revolutionary Communities," organization. Sheehan is touring the west coast to bring together individuals in order to create a national and global network to promote successful approaches to generating peace and building of healthy, sustainable communities. "I'm interested in people who are looking to unite communities and that is what Cindy is about," said Marianna Burrett of Tend the Earth, one of the speakers at the event. "This gathering is about building communities ... not so much about the war. This tour is focused on community food production and education. Oakhurst artist and presenter Judy DeRosa said Sheehan was invited to Oakhurst to participate in a discussion with people who are doing good work in the Mountain Area and to share the positive ac




AUGUST 25TH:      ARCATA, CA                                   6:30 PM                                   BAYSIDE GRANGE AUGUST 26TH:      GARBERVILLE, CA                                  7PM                                  VETS HALL AUGUST 27TH:      FRESNO, CA                                   2PM                                  MARCH FOR COMMEMORATION OF                                   LATINO MORATORIUM OF VIETNAM                                  MOSQUEDA CENTER                                                                     AUGUST 28TH:      NORTH FORK, CA                                  (INFO TBA)

Transcript of Soapbox interview with Dr. Michio Kaku

Dr. Michio Kaku CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CS: Cindy Sheehan DMK: Dr. Michio Kaku CS: Welcome Back to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. I am your host Cindy Sheehan and you’re listening at Well I just got back from my 2-week trip to Japan and it was a grueling and exhausting trip. I ended up getting a high fever and having to stay in bed for a few days. Besides all that it was a very good trip and I learned so much about what is happening there with the Fukushima reactor meltdown and the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. But also about the very committed and dedicated organizing that’s happening there to organize and revitalize a new movement against nuclear power and of course nuclear bombs. It was very inspirational for me to be in Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the days that my country dropped two weapons of mass destruction on innocent populations there and to see how the survival instinct in human beings is so great and the way people w

Progressive Festival in Petaluma with Cindy Sheehan and MORE!


Eugene Backyard Farmer: August 20, 2011


Stars and Stripes ForNever by Cindy Sheehan

Subtitled: History's Most Ridiculous Interview While here in Japan, I went to Okinawa Prefecture and met some antiwar, anti-US base activists—they assured me that most people in Okinawa do not like being militarily occupied by the US. The US occupation of Japan allegedly ended in 1951, but many, many US bases still remain. A “journalist” from Stars and Stripes the newspaper for the US military requested to interview me—I agreed, because in the past, Stars and Stripes has been fair to me and I think it’s important for our troops to read a little bit of the truth, too. Sometimes truth is a hard pill to swallow, but the US military are nothing but “dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy,” (Henry Kissinger) and cannon fodder for the people who profit off of war. More US veterans are now committing suicide than are being killed in the wars--for such a warlike society, we sure do take crappy care of the warriors.  So, this “journalist” sat down with me and proceed

The People vs. The Machine by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy at Camp Henoko The People vs. The Machine Cindy Sheehan Since the summer of 2005, when I began a camp in front of the vacation “ranch” of George Bush, I have traveled to many countries and all over the U.S. meeting with people who have been in long struggles against neoliberalism. Most of us in the U.S. are familiar with the term "neoconservative," but "neoliberal" is also a well-understood and often used term in other areas. Wikipedia has a very good explanation of neoliberalism: The term "neoliberalism" has also come into wide use in cultural studies to describe an internationally prevailing ideological paradigm that leads to social, cultural, and political practices and policies that use the language of markets, efficiency, consumer choice, transactional thinking and individual autonomy to shift risk from governments and corporations onto individuals and to extend this kind of market logic into the realm of social and affective relat

Who Rules America?

I got these charts from the blog: Who Rules America; Wealth, Income and Power: Table 1: Distribution of net worth and financial wealth in the United States, 1983-2007 Total Net Worth Top 1 percent Next 19 percent Bottom 80 percent 1983 33.8% 47.5% 18.7% 1989 37.4% 46.2% 16.5% 1992 37.2% 46.6% 16.2% 1995 38.5% 45.4% 16.1% 1998 38.1% 45.3% 16.6% 2001 33.4% 51.0% 15.6% 2004 34.3% 50.3% 15.3% 2007 34.6% 50.5% 15.0% Financial Wealth Top 1 percent Next 19 percent Bottom 80 percent 1983 42.9% 48.4% 8.7% 1989 46.9% 46.5% 6.6% 1992 45.6% 46.7% 7.7% 1995 47.2% 45.