Showing posts from December, 2012

FascistBook Strikes Again by Cindy Sheehan

The other morning, I woke up and got my coffee and booted up my Air , like I do every morning, to chec k my email and take a gander on what's going on over in FacebookLand. First of all, I have a "like-hate" relatio nship with Facebook. On my page, my friends , and I, have gotten into some really relevant, informative, and sometimes, very heated, debates/discussions. I look at my News Feed to catch up with the world that happened while I slept. I have also discovere d, that most people don't use email to personally communi cate any longe r, they use FB private messaging.  Also, FB has been helpful at sprea ding the good word about events and news, but I think activism is slowly being transformed to "clictivism." T he immedi acy of the real time of commenting has led to many unfortuna te , hostile and rude things being said . I know I am guil t y of that. I have noticed that a lot of us type things we wouldn't say if the person we were addressing

War Control by Cindy Sheehan

War Control Cindy Sheehan No More War by Ben Heine Full disclosure: I hate guns; I always have—even before my oldest son was killed by a gun shot to the head in a foreign land that the US was/still is occupying. (By the way, Casey had a gun, armor, albeit inadequate, PLUS the First Cavalry, and he was still killed by a gun...interesting). I desperately wish we lived in a country, or on a planet, where not one weapon was necessary, but we don’t...yet. After the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Ct, the predictable blather became the recycled “debate” about “gun control.” However, as profoundly devastating is that incident, I think the discussion needs to be around “War Control.” Besides saving millions of  lives, while the Pentagon just received over 600 billion of your tax dollars and needs to be shoved over the Fiscal Cliff, pushing War Control could also save OUR Social Safety Nets that Obama and his buddy, Boehner, are trying to destroy. I am not opposed t

Cindy Sheehan On "The Bruce Montalvo Show" - 12/23/2012


My New Year's ReVolutions by Cindy Sheehan

My New Year's R e V olutions * End all wars * Bring US troops hom e * Close 99% of Military Bases around the world * Pay repar ations to destroyed na tions * Abolish CIA, NSA, Homeland Security  * Reduce Pen tagon bu dget by 80% * Fully fund schools from pre to University * Forgive student loan debt * Moratorium on foreclosures and evictions * Institute a program of Medicare for all * Arrest and prosecute US war criminals from the Clinton/Bush /Obama regimes * Free all political prisoners * Free non-violent offenders * End drug war and legalize marijuana and hemp * R educe nation's dependence o n fossil fuels * Nati onalize fossil fuel companies * End fracking * End offshore drilling * End nuclear power *Expand clean /rene wable energy programs * Transition off of GMO's and other harmful food additives * Heavily and punitively Fine Monsanto * Nationalize the Federal Rese

As the US Celebrates the Season of Rabid Consumerism (Soapbox 12/23/12)

Economics of Happiness ! — Helena Norberg-Hodge (ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON MARCH 10, 2012) CAPITALISM CANNOT BUY HAPPINESS!   Cindy welcomes Helena Norberg-Hodge, an analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide and a pioneer of the localization movement. The destructive impact of globalization on our children is no less destructive than its historical impact on the Ladakh, an isolated Himalayan culture described in here . Over the past three decades, Ms. Norberg-Hodge has studied this process in numerous cultures around the world and discovered that we are all victims of these same psychological pressures. In virtually every industrialized country, including the US, UK, Australia, France and Japan, there is now what can only be described as an epidemic of depression. In the US, a growing proportion of young girls are so deeply insecure about their appearance they fall victim to anorexia and bulimia, or un

Cindy Sheehan on war, peace, social justice, and life as an activist

Source: FLORIDA, December 20, 2012 — The words “controversy” and “Cindy Sheehan” often find themselves in the same sentence. One of America’s most famous antiwar activists, Sheehan gained widespread notoriety after she launched a series of protests against the Iraq War. This came in the wake of the death of her son, Casey, who was an Army specialist, killed in action outside of Baghdad in 2004. Over the last several years, Sheehan has branched her activism into the realms of writing and politics. There is far more to her views than we typically hear about. She shares her opinions about the antiwar movement, social justice, and more in a forthright discussion. **** Joseph F. Cotto : This is surely one of the most polarized eras in American politics. Do you believe that the antiwar movement has been a major contributing factor to this? Cindy Sheehan : First of all, I am not sure your statement is valid, at least we aren't killing

It's Alright To Cry

My condolences to everyone who lost someone at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Open Letter to Hugo Chavez from Cindy Sheehan

Open Letter to President Hugo Chávez Cindy Sheehan December 10, 2012 Cindy Sheehan and Hugo Chavez in Miraflores Dear President Chávez, Amigo, first let me congratulate you and the people of Venezuela on your recent electoral victory! I was so excited to see that you and the Bolivarian Revolution would be able to have a chance to continue the good work in your country—but as you told me the last time we met: “our country is your country,” and I am so proud of what you all are accomplishing there! I am really sorry that I couldn’t be down there on Election Day to celebrate with my friends, but my daughter got married that weekend, and I know how important family is to you, as it is to me. I think you know that I admire you as a leader and have felt a connection with you as a friend on the occasions that we have met. As someone that cares about you as a person, and a world leader, I have been following your illness as close as I have been able to from up her