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2013 Recap and Looking Forward to 2014 for the Soapbox!

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December 29, 2013 Dear Friend, 2013 was quite a year for our Soapbox and me.   We accomplished a lot for our cause, and we also had a chance to sit back and watch the Empire crumble from within, and root for its inevitable collapse. As humans we can rightly decry the violence inflicted on little children in their Kindergarten class in Connecticut, and still be ashamed of the hypocrisy of a president who cries crocodile tears over their loss, but then orders the drone bombing of weddings and funerals in other parts of the world. The citizens of Boston were exposed to what citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan and other colonies see everyday: Tanks and troops infesting their streets. Who predicted the disaster of ObamaCare? (Me and a lot of other people, by the way). The total cluster-fudge of the “roll-out” combined with the CYA scrambling of the administration would have been amusing if so many people weren’t already harmed because of lack of health i

JFK: SInner or Sacrificial Lamb? (SOAPBOX PODCAST 12/29/13)

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Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox December 29, 2013 Final Show for 2013! Happy New Year! JFK: Sinner or Sacrificial Lamb GUESTS :  NATHANIEL HEIDENHEIMER ARGUES THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB SIDE  ANDY PIASCIK ARGUES THE SINNER SIDE I have no "dog" in this "fight" that is still a controversy after 50 years. The only thing I do know is that USA didn't become a bad place on November 22, 1963.  I think JFK lost a power struggle between two opposing cabals of the "ruling" class, but much of the speculation about what would have happened if he weren't assassinated is just that: speculation.  Listen to the show and let us know what you think! CindySheehansSoapbox@gmail.com  CLICK TO HEAR SHOW!

Cindy's Speech at the Tear Down the Walls Conference in Tucson, AZ

PEOPLE'S POWER PETITION DRIVE! (CINDY SHEEHAN FOR CAL GOV, 2014)

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  What do YOU want for the future? ·       CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS IN CALIFORNIA BY CONVERTING TO PEACE AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY ·       GET THE PROFIT MOTIVE OUT OF HEALTHCARE: IT’S TIME FOR SINGLE-PAYER ·       LIVING WAGE FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS ·       RESTORE FREE QUALITY EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA  *  STOP HYDRO-FRACTURING AND MONSANTO *  LEGALIZE HEMP AND CANNABIS   *  END THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND PROSECUTE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WHO COMMIT CRIMES TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW * REFORM CPS AND FAMILY COURT * INSTITUTE A STATE BANK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CINDY'S PLATFORM, PLEASE GO TO: www.Cindy2014.org Help Get Cindy Sheehan on the Ballot Join the People’s Power Petition Campaign Support the real deal. Support cindy California allows candidates to get on the ballot in one of two ways: ·         Pay a substantial sum of money, a “filing fee”                                            or

Cindy Sheehan to pull papers for Gubernatorial Candidacy in Fairfield, Ca: For Immediate Release

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Contact: Dede Miller Dede@Cindy2014.org 562-500-9079 Press Availability When: Friday, December 27th; 10:30am Where:  County Offices Front Steps 675 Texas Street Fairfield, CA 94533   "Peace Mom," Cindy Sheehan of the Peace and Freedom Party has announced her intention to challenge Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for his office in the open June primaries. From her home in Vacaville, Ca, Sheehan said, "Jerry Brown has had the temerity to proclaim that 'California is back.' I am a born and raised Californian and I know who the state is really 'back' for: Jerry Brown and his cronies in private education, private prisons, and big oil. The time is now for the 99% to take this state back for we the people. " Sheehan continued: "California is near the top (or at the top) of the nation for homelessness, for those incarcerated, for unemployment and near the bottom for measurable education standards. Against the wishes of his base, b

Censorship from stage "Left;" Ted Rall on the Soapbox (Soapbox Podcast, 12/22/13)

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Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox December 22, 2013 GUEST : TED RALL SUBJECT : POLITICAL CARTOONING AND LEFTY CENSORSHIP OF SAME. Cindy and Ted share their experiences of being banned from the CIA-Democrat website,  The Daily Kos. www.Rall.com Ted Rall is a syndicated cartoonist and columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. Author of 17 books, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and twice the winner of the RFK Journalism Award, Rall's cartoons and columns appear in The Los Angeles Times, MAD Magazine, Medium.com and numerous other online and print publications. His next book is "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan" (Hill & Wang, March 25, 2014). CLICK FOR SHOW

Scrooge-onomics, USA by Cindy Sheehan

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--> I am not writing this to put a damper on anyone’s Holiday (Christmas) Spirit at all, but I think most people who read my articles will already be on board with this essay. First of all, the big phony debate about the “war on Christmas” is another “shiny key” of the ruling class to distract us from its support of such things as real wars that murder people and demolish infrastructure. Low-liars like Bill O’Reilly of Fox Noise don’t mind these real wars, but just say, “Happy Holidays” and you are evil! Secondly, and selfishly, on my part, the last time I saw my son Casey alive was 10 years ago at Christmas. In March he deployed overseas and on 04 April of 2004, he was killed. I remember the first Christmas that we endured without him, I was in a department store buying gifts for my other children, and I had to run out of the store because I had a powerful urge to close up on myself and scream by lungs out. After 10 years and four grandbabies, this time o

Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov Comprehensive Plan for Income Equality

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Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California stands with other activists and socialists in calling or a 15/hr minimum wage, but we feel that even this falls far short of where we need to be in a society that has a more just distribution of wealth. To equalize the distribution of wealth, along with a minimum wage, there must also be price freezes to start to drain some of the income from the deep and seemingly bottomless pockets of corporate CEOs and other management. Along with price freezes, discussion of a "minimum" wage must also be accompanied by talk of a "maximum" wage indexed to what the lowest paid worker of any place of employment/corporation receives to insure a fairer distribution of profits.   Cindy Sheehan for California Governor is in complete agreement with the platform of the Peace and Freedom Party about employment and wages: Labor and Full Employment: We demand a socially useful job at union pay levels or a guaranteed d

Remember that one time when Obama closed Gitmo? (SOAPBOX PODCAST 12/15/13)

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Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox December 15, 2013 Penultimate Show of Season #4 "Remember that one time when Obama closed Gitmo?" Neither do we! This week, Cindy Sheehan welcomes Debra Sweet Debra National Director of World Can't Wait who will talk about the Close Gitmo Now Tour 2014  and why it's still an urgent imperative to close the offshore torture camp. CLICK IMAGE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: ******************************************************************* CINDY IN CUBA, JANUARY 2007 NEXT WEEK WILL BE THE FINAL SHOW OF SEASON FOUR! AGAINST ALL ODDS, CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX WILL RETURN THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY WITH A BLOCKBUSTER SHOW TO MARK OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY!

Second Place Wins the Race!

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If you want to see real change, it's time to step up and do more than LIKE a Facebook page.  Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov 2014 needs signature gatherers and County Co-ordinators (co-ordinators are responsible for distributing petitions from the Country Registrar to gatherers; collecting the signed petitions and returning to the County Registrar; and liaisoning with the State Co-ordinator, Marsha Feinl and).  We need gatherers from all over the state and co-ordinators in every county EXCEPT for these: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Alameda, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Marin, Yolo, Santa Clara, Fresno. To volunteer to collect signatures, or to co-ordinate in your county, please contact the State Co-ordinator, Marsha Feinland at: feinlandm@yahoo.com (Please share with your friends in California, thanks!)  We need 10,000 signatures by the middle of March to get on the June primary ballot and please remember, because of Top Two Pri

Cindy on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley

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Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox December 8, 2013 Cindy Sheehan is interviewed BY Joyce Riley of The Power Hour SUBJECT : CINDY'S RUN FOR GOVERNOR THE PITIFUL STATE OF THE "LEFT" IN THE U.S. I LEFT MY MARBLES IN SAN FRANCISO CLICK IMAGE TO ORDER  COMMENT FROM A CONSERVATIVE AFTER CINDY'S APPEARANCE ON THE POWER HOUR:   Thank you for your time. I am hearing you on a replay of The Power Hour with Joyce Riley. Forgive me; I used to vehemently disagree with you, but as I listen to you speak instead of hear media talk abaout you, I think you're making way too much sinse! I respect your stand of civil disobedience as a peaceful tax resistor. I pray for the courage to make a conscientious stand against the IRS as well.      I am interested in learning more from you. I consider myself a conservative (not part of the "uniparty"), but a Christian first. I want to support good & not bad.      I hope to hear you again soon.

Revolutionaries Wanted! Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov, 2014

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  Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov 2014 is talking about no less than a complete reversal of the status quo in our struggle for peace, social justice, economic equality and environmental sustainability.   Revolutions can begin with the spark of an idea, but the spark must be fanned into a purifying blazing inferno.   Our goals are lofty, but very possible if we join in the struggle together! HELP NEEDED!   Campaign Co-ordinator The following positions can be state-wide, regional, or local:   Social Media Co-ordinator(s) Petition Signature Gatherers Volunteer Co-ordinators College Campus Co-ordinators Fundraising Co-ordinators Action Organizers Street Heat Teams Interns PR Co-ordinators   PLEASE EMAIL:   CINDY@CINDY2014.org or DEDE@CINDY2014.org   for more info, or to volunteer.   (Some positions can be done from out-of-state)   THANKS!           

The Dandelion Insurrection (SOAPBOX PODCAST, 12/1/13)

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Rivera Sun with her novel Click Image for More Info GUEST: RIVERA SUN TOPIC: NON-VIOLENT INSURRECTION Rivera Sun lives in an earthship in the high desert of New Mexico. She gets up before dawn (and the lizards) and starts her day by drinking pu'erh tea and baking bread in her outdoor adobe clay oven. Rivera has written eight theatrical plays, published two books of inspirational poetry, two breathtaking novels, and written/performed many dance theater productions. Her work has received standing ovations from coast to coast and touched the hearts and souls of many. Rivera believes in being an embodiment of love-in-action in all that she does. A passionate participant in creating a just, sustainable, and peaceful world, she takes the responsibility of life seriously . . . and with a good dose of humor. Her novels focus on the social issues of our times, positing creative solutions as well as muckraking through the causes of suffering. "Life is the

Turkey Trotting for Charity by Cindy Sheehan

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As a vegetarian and acknowledging that necessities like food and shelter are human rights and a compassionate society would spend more on social safety nets than war and tax breaks and concessions for corporations and the wealthy, I ran in my 3rd Turkey Trot race for charity on Thanksgiving morning. Not only is it a great way to start a weekend of culinary and materialistic gluttony, but the annual race raises about 40-50k for four charities that provide food and shelter to the disadvantaged of Solano County.  Jane Sheehan Henry and Cindy Sheehan Before the big race. Goofy for Charity!

Architect of Change: Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov, 2014

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Minerva the Roman Goddess of Wisdom (and War--since there is absolutely NO wisdom in war, I don't know how that works) is featured on the California State Seal. She was put on the seal, because California's entry to the union was fast-tracked because of the discovery of gold and "sprung from the head" of empire, as Minerva sprung, fully-formed, from the head of her father Jupiter. As a history major in college, I heavily concentrated on California history: the good, bad and sometimes VERY ugly. While waiting for a flight one early morning at the airport in Sacramento, I wandered through an exhibit from the California History Museum and came upon the above pictured piece and found her interesting. I have never seen Minerva represented at the "Architect of Change," but the idea intrigued me. California is allegedly progressive, but we have long been under the domination of the white-male Demo-Publican paradigm. Why have we never had a female

Revolution and Pie: Cindy Sheehan's Vegan/Organic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Revolution and Pumpkin Pie Cindy Sheehan Some may know me as an anti-war activist who was “activated” after the murder (J’accuse l’empire) of my son Casey Sheehan in Iraq. Some may even know that I am a revolutionary that (among other things) advocates for a grassroots, peaceful revolution to wrest control from that empire to the people. How does “home cooking” jive with that? In this nation of fast-foodaholics, I am into the “slow-food” movement and eating as close to the original food as possible. No processed/fast food shall cross my lips, mostly because it’s healthier, but partly because I don’t want my valuable cash money to go to support Monsanto, Big Ag, and Big Food Conglomerates. I am also vegan, so I am constantly searching for yummy vegan alternatives to processed food that use animal products. To this end, I am happy to share my delicious vegan, organic recipe for Pumpkin Pie, a seasonal favorite. Anyway, this is how: Choose an

Hemp Can Save the World (Soapbox PodCast, Nov. 24, 2013)

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CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX NOVEMBER 24, 2013 GUEST: ALEX FIDEL TOPIC: "RE-LEGALIZATION" OF CANNABIS AND HEMP CALIFORNIA BALLOT INITIATIVE Alex Fidel is a 22 year old independent journalist & new media entrepreneur, coming from a musical background. He founded the Freethought Media Network in 2010 as Freethought Radio, to give voice to news & music ignored by the establishment. He was covering President Obama continuing & expanding George Bush's war crimes & civil liberties erosions while the mainstream lauded him as a liberal. Alex also interviewed some of his personal heroes as a radio rookie, such as hemp activist Rick Simpson, Gov. Gary Johnson, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Kaylan (Turtles/Zappa), Malalai Joya, Christina Tobin, and Richard Christy (Howard Stern). Alex continues to take on the two party establishment, in addition to exposing war crimes, corporatism, and breaking the silence on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He i

PROPOSED DATES/PLACES FOR CINDY SHEEHAN FOR CAL GOV EPIC BIKE TOUR

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EUREKA                                12/28 UKIAH                                   12/29 MARIN                                  12/30                 VACAVILLE                          12/31 and 1/1 (OFF) VALLEJO                               1/2 SAN FRAN                            1/3 BERKELEY/OAK                1/4 SAN JOSE                             1/5 SANTA CRUZ                       1/6 SAN LUIS OBISPO              1/7 SANTA BARBARA              1/8 VENTURA                            1/9 LOS ANGELES                    1/10 LONG BEACH                     1/11 O.C.                                       1/12 SAN DIEGO                        1/13 PALM SPRINGS                 1/14 RIVERSIDE                        1/15 SAN BERNIE                     1/16 BAKERSFIELD                  1/18 FRESNO                             1/19 SACRAMENTO                 1/20 CHICO