June 21, 2013
For immediate release:
Cindy Sheehan to perform “stunt” near White House.
Beginning on April 4th from the grave of her son Casey in Vacaville, CA, in an action called, Tour de Peace, Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan has recently cycled 3500 miles to the fence of the White House.
Cindy Sheehan and Tour de Peace made numerous stops along the way and were able to reach out to thousands of people to inspire and be inspired by the message of peace and environmental sustainability. Even though Tour de Peace is just one long action in Sheehan’s nine year long commitment to peace and justice, the Tour got no coverage from the national press or media.
From in front of the White House today in support of her friend, political prisoner, Lynne Stewart, Sheehan had this to say about the news blackout: “I realize that this current president is mired in scandal and up to his elbows in blood and gore, but I have written seven books, run for federal office twice, produce a weekly podcast and am still on the front lines advocating for peace and justice. I find it interesting that these dedicated acts receive very little national attention (even from "left-wing" media like Democracy, Now) when the press corps literally followed me to the outhouse when I was camped out in Crawford, TX when I was protesting yet another president mired in scandals and dripping with blood and gore.”
To try to do anything to call attention to the Tour de Peace and the thousands of people in solidarity with its demands, Sheehan has announced that she will perform a tightrope ride on her bike while completely nude and noshing on a gluten free-vegan pizza: the high wire will stretch from the tip of the Washington Monument to the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across from the White House.
This Peace Stunt will take place on Junly 34th at Never O’clock.
To schedule an interview with Cindy Sheehan, Please contact The White Rabbit at: 1-800-555-5555 or BiteMe@youcowards.com
Can I draw pictures of you while you're doing it?ReplyDelete
I feel your frustrationReplyDelete
DemocracyNow! should have covered it more. Angry letter to DN! time. This is perfect. Well said.ReplyDelete
Excuse me? You're a mom that lost a kid in an "illegal" war, no different than the hundreds of thousands of moms in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Columbia, oh & the USA - I mean, get real, Kim Kardashian was pregnant! and now she's had her baby- now that's earth shaking important stuff!! (Is there anything cuter than that wonder infants name? North West! That's newsworthy. How on earth can anyone expect there to be time for the media to speak of peace and slaughtered kids, the kids overseas didn't have homes anyway. We blew them up already. Don't you know Paris Hilton is depressed? We're still all wondering if Brad did 'the deed' with Angelina before he broke up with Jennifer! When will there be a Congressional hearing on that? While I'm on the subject of Congressional hearings, when are they going to hold a hearing on the obvious conspiracy against Justin Bieber? This is what Americans need to know! You know, once there's peace, who will the USA have to play with??ReplyDelete
Miss ya cindy and Dede :-)ReplyDelete
Cindy, I think you probably have a second calling as a columnist or political cartoonist too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your bike ride for peace. Lack of coverage doesn't mean lack of effectiveness. An old friend, Maurice McCrackin in Cincinnati (who would turn conservative Cincinnati upside down every time he did a hunger strike) would say to us, "You don't do something because of what the press or anyone else might do. You do it because it's the right thing to do."
That is what you have done at every turn. Thank you for this and all you do.
Damn, I wanted to see her naked!ReplyDelete