Showing posts from April, 2014

Military Families Still Speaking Out (MFSO) and so should we (Soapbox Podcast: April 27, 2014)

When Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) announced that it would disband in 2013, Pat Alviso, a military mom in So. California didn't accept that decision and she stepped in to save the organization and keep it going. Guest: Pat Alviso Topic: Continuing work for peace in the Age of Empire CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MFSO

Happy Peacester! Re-legalize cannabis and hemp (Soapbox Re-Broadcast 4/20/14)

Happy Peacester! On 4/20, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox is re-broadcasting a show about re-legalizing hemp and cannabis, with young activist: Alex Fidel CLICK PLAYER TO HEAR SHOW

Cindy Sheehan on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod (April 16, 2014)

Break Co-dependency with Empire

Break Co-dependency with the Empire Cindy Sheehan "Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every wo(man) a conscience, then? I think that we should be wo(men) first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious wo(men) is a corporation with a conscience. Law never made wo(men) a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice." Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience  When my children were young, my oldest Casey was 10; I transferred from Cerritos Community College in Norwalk to UCLA. Although I was familiar with the work of Henry David Thoreau, I was assigned Wa

Work for Peace?Why Pay for War?

Tax Day 2014   PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 9, 2014 Contact: Ruth Benn, Coordinator National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) PO Box 150553, Brooklyn, NY11215 • 800-269-7464 Refusing to Pay for War and Weapons “War Tax Resisters” Protest with their Money On April 15 people in communities across the United States will be leafleting, marching, doing street theatre, committing civil disobedience, and picketing at post offices, IRS offices, federal buildings calling attention to what they see as the harmful effects of military spending. A list of U.S. Tax Day events can be found at taxday2014.php . Many of these actions include individuals who are refusing to pay for war as an act of civil disobedience, a protest made famous in this country by Henry David Thoreau. For several years, he refused to pay a $1 poll tax that supported the Mexican-American War, once resulting in a night in jail. Today th

The Tragic Quest for Education by Cindy Sheehan

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. Victor Hugo Read more at He who opens a school door, closes a prison. Victor Hugo Read more at  " S(he) who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victory Hugo    Article 26 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “education is a right. ” While public education from K-12 is technically “free” in the United States, access to safe education of an acceptable “well-rounded” quality is essentially disappearing. Article 26 also declares that: “Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” Of course many elementary, middle and high schools are being closed due to budgetary concerns and as I stated befo

The Great John Pilger Returns to the Soapbox (Soapbox Podcast 4/13/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox April 13, 2014 Russia, Venezuela and the Asian/Pacific Pivot SHOW PLAYER GUESTS: JOHN PILGER MATT SEDILLO This week Cindy chats with journalist/filmmaker John Pilger about world events and his new film, Utopia. Then young Angeleno revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo will perform one of his poems for us.  

"We're stuffing our faces, yet starving our bodies." (Soapbox Podcast 4/6/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox April 06, 2014 GUEST : MARILU HENNER TOPIC : ANTI-GMO; PRO-HEALTH Marilu Henner is now the host of "The Marilu Show." It airs every weekday morning on the GCN Live network or at where she features guest physicians, health experts and celebrity guests and friends. Henner has written nine books on diet, health, and memory, the most prominent being Total Health Makeover, in which she explains the virtues of a non-dairy diet in conjunction with food combining and exercise. She leads monthly classes on her website,, designed to help people integrate these steps into a healthier, more active lifestyle. Both of her parents died in their 50s, which prompted her to lead a healthier lifestyle.    CLICK THE PLAYER TO HEAR SHOW