Showing posts from July, 2013

GUEST ARTICLE: Why did Washington hate Hugo Chavez?; Interview with author and revolutionary Eva Golinger By Mike Whitney

 1---There was very limited coverage of Hugo Chavez's death in the United States. Can you briefly describe the reaction of the Venezuelan people? Eva Golinger --Chavez’s death was devastating for Venezuelans. Despite knowing about his illness, most Venezuelans thought he would win the battle against cancer like so many other battles he won before. The reaction was a collective cry of deep despair and sadness, but also of love, profound love for this person, this man who gave every last breath he had to making his country a better place for all. Ten days of mourning were officially declared in the country and Chavez’s casket was placed for millions to pay respects to before the final funeral occurred. People spent up to 36 hours waiting in line to say goodbye to Chavez at the Military Academy where his political consciousness came to life, and where his casket was placed temporarily after his shocking death. Then, on the tenth day, a mass parade of people

Art as Revolution: Guest, Anthony Freda (Soapbox Podcast: July 28th, 2013)

"Missing Peace" by Anthony Freda Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox 28 July, 2013 Guest: Anthony Freda Cindy chats with revolutionary artist, Anthony Freda, about his art, activism, and political activism. Anthony's art has been frequently featured on  The Soapbox. We will allow Anthony's art to speak loudly for itself. Some examples:   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SHOW  

I Left My Marbles in San Francisco: The Scandal of Federal Electoral Politricks

I Left My Marbles in San Francisco: The Scandal of Federal Electoral Politricks Cindy Sheehan I Left My Marbles in San Francisco is an insider's view of the US political climate told with the honesty that Cindy Sheehan is famous for and humor that surprises everyone.  Marbles is Cindy's account of her surprisingly successful run against Nancy Pelosi for Congress, her observations about the corrupt electoral process and her recent run for VP with comedian/actor/author/activist, Roseanne Barr. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR ORDERING INFO   OR SEND A CHECK/MONEY ORDER (for an autographed copy): FOR $20 TO CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX, LLC PO BOX 6264 VACAVILLE, CA 95696   **********************************    

Indefatigable Peacemongers? (Soapbox Podcast, July 21, 2013)

Tour de Peace Community Conference Call " There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Henry David Thoreau  About one dozen peace mongers joined us this week on the Tour de Peace Community Conference Call to assess our recent journey and to discuss how we can move ahead to build a movement to confront Empire, not just tiny chunks of it (although that  is also important). We have formed a loose committee to talk about what we heard and where we are going and we are committed to lay the foundations for an effective pro-peace and pro-environment movement. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE CALL! CLICK IMAGE 

Walk in peace and beauty, Helen Thomas

"Israel should get the hell out of Palestine" Helen Thomas, intrepid White House reporter, died at age 92. Helen had to suffer for her integrity, so I really identified with her and I was so honored to have been able to interview her for  Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox Read story HERE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SOAPBOX INTERVIEW OF HELEN THOMAS!  Prayer of Passage Oh Goddess There is great sadness A cherished one has gone Emptyness engulfs me Loss languishes within Help me bear this grief Accompany their spirit Comfort we who grieve Let us rejoice in their life May their essence be recorded In the Great Book of Shadows Renew our remembrance with joy

"Hide Errbody [sic]" Tour de Peace wrap-up by Cindy Sheehan

Tour de Peace begins on April 7th in Santa Monica  The cross-country cycling leg of Tour de Peace ended on July 3 rd with a very small protest in front of the White House, but, I must admit, it is taking me far longer than I expected to recover from the 90-day odyssey in quest of peace and justice. Cindy is on "first-name basis" with DC police state   I travel a lot and my life has been one protest or long action after the other since my son was killed; I even camped in a ditch in Crawford, Tx for one hot August. Why has the end of Tour de Peace caused me so much exhaustion and, let’s face it—mild depression? There are a few obvious answers, and some subtle ones. First of all, I must face the fact that I am not a super-human. I am a middle-aged woman trapped in a rapidly degenerating skin bag, in slightly above average physical condition, who just rode her bike 3000 miles in all kinds of weather and terrain. That feat is one that I

Tour de Peace Community Conference Call: Where do we go from here? Tuesday, July 16th 6pm (PACIFIC)

Tour de Peace Where do we go from here? Community Conference Call (Recorded for Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox) When : Tuesday, July16 Time : 6pm to 7pm (PACIFIC) 7pm to 8pm (MOUNTAIN) 8pm to 9pm (CENTRAL) 9pm to 10pm (EASTERN) CALL IN NUMBER: 218 632 0995 CODE: 73223 (PEACE on the dial) *6 TO MUTE YOUR PHONE EMAIL CINDY WITH ANY QUESTIONS,  OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT: CINDYSHEEHANSSOAPBOX@GMAIL.COM 

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance (Soapbox Podcast: 7/7/13)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox July 7, 2013 On this week's Soapbox, Cindy chats with two young men who have done great things, achieved great victories and are still struggling against the status quo. Brendan Mauslaskas Dunn   was a member of Port Militarization Resistance in Olympia, WA which had great success stopping weapons of war  from being shipped out of the ports that were,  he and his colleagues are fighting a legal battle against the military and police state. Read more about it here: 06/25/us/defendant-added-to- protesters-spying-suit.html?_ r=0 headline/2013/06/24-9 2013/06/25/2599230/case-of- infiltration-of-anti-war.html   Ethan McCord   That's Ethan carrying the young Iraqi Girl   Then Cindy welcomes Ethan McCord back to the Soapbox.   Ethan is seen rescuing Iraqi children in the

Abby Martin interviews Cindy Sheehan on Breaking the Set

Tour de Peace Punks the US Army by Cindy Sheehan

Tour de Peace Punks the U.S. Army Cindy Sheehan Cutout Brad, Jodie Evans (CODEPINK) and Cindy Sheehan I, like many of you, first heard about Wikileaks through the release of the “Collateral Murder” video on April 5, 2010. My first contact from that video was Army veteran Ethan McCord who is seen helping to rescue two children out of a van that was strafed by an Apache helicopter. Ethan risked his life, but what did one of the “brave” troops in the Apache say, “well, that’s what you get when you bring your kids to a war zone.” Fine talk brought to you by one of the tools that brought an unnecessary war zone to Iraq. The Collateral Murder video was released the day after the sixth anniversary of my son’s murder in Iraq and on what would have been his 31 st birthday, May 29 th Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq for allegedly leaking information to Wikileaks. After that, many of us watched the case with interest and I raised money for his defense and su