Showing posts from May, 2014

The Next American Revolution and Our Urgent Need for One. (Soapbox Podcast June 1, 2014)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox June 1, 2014 Guest: Grace Lee Boggs Topic: The Next American Revolution Grace Lee Boggs  Cindy and 98 Years Young Grace Lee Boggs Boggs Center, Detroit, June 2013   AND  Guest: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Topic: Fusion Centers and OWS Mara The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund Big Brother America   Cindy chats with these two power-house women. 99 year-old Grace Lee Boggs speaks about her vision for the Next American Revolution and Mara gives us plenty of reasons to start one NOW! Fusion Centers spying on peaceful protesters rather than actual threats.

5 Days for the Cuban 5 (SOAPBOX PODCAST: MAY 25, 2014)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox May 25, 2014 5 Days for the Cuban 5 WashedUp, DeCeit June 5th-11th TOPIC: CUBAN 5 GUEST: ALICIA JRAPKO Alicia is the US Coordinator for the International Campaign to Free the Cuban 5. Cindy and Alicia Chat about the case, cause, and the upcoming mobilization in DC. 5 DAYS FOR THE CUBAN 5 Alicia Visits Gerardo Hernanzez in Prison

The Past and Future of Drones in the US (guest blog)


Walk to Peace Through Vacaville by Cindy Sheehan

5/20/14 beginning at Pena-Adobe Park There have been activists from Sacramento, Chico, and the Bay Area, protesting at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, Ca for a few years, now. Beale AFB is home to the Global Hawk, a surveillance drone. Global Hawk Crew at Beale (from Wikipedia) When Obama was first elected, the antiwar movement gave Obama a very undeserved respite, and although the activist energy against him and his policies is still relatively low, opposition to drone warfare increased probably in 2010 (after Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox held a protest at the CIA in January). Even though I am also adamantly opposed to manned bombing, at least there is concentrated and committed opposition to the escalating use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Some of the activists from the Beale protests began the Walk to Peace on May 17th at the Golden Gate Bridge and will end up at Beale AFB on May 27th after a 130 mile walk. On May 20th, the Walk to Peace came through Vac

Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov 2014 Commercial Spots!

FLUSH DOWN BROWN! STOP THE MADNESS! Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov has purchased time in Los Angeles to run these spots, but we need to raise more money to blanket the state with them! CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

Where's the Outrage? (Soapbox Podcast May 18, 2014)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox May 18, 2014 SHOW AUDIO Guest: Joe Lombardo Topic: Mobilization Against Further US Intervention in the Ukraine Cindy chats with Joe Lombardo of UNAC (United National Antiwar Coalition) about the organization's call for mobilization against further US intervention in the Ukraine. Relevant Links from Interview Joe Biden's Son Appointed to Board of Largest Natural Gas Company in the Ukraine Russia Threatens to Trade Oil in Rubles PLEASE!  

A Walk to Peace and Beyond!

May 14, 2010 Dear Friend, As the gov race (and probably my candidate "career") winds down (unless I come in 2nd here in California on June 3rd), I wanted to give an update on what we are involved in here at Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox and, once again, ask you to donate. 2014 has been a harsh year for fundraising for the Soapbox and we want to see it continue. Of course, we will continue to provide informative and inspiring shows on a weekly basis with brilliant and inspiring guests. We are in our 6th year of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, and I am very proud of the work we have done. Where's the Peace Movement? Even though the country is still mired in economic woes and environmental decline, here at the Soapbox, we believe moving from Empire to Peace would go a long way to solving both of these frightening problems. We will continue to strive for peace on a global scale and hope that we can be part of a larger movement in the near future. Cindy Sh

Open Letter to Marxist Youth in 2014 (Guest Blog by Stephen Wallace)

In the interest of intellectual freedom and open discussion, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox accepts guest blogs. The views expressed here don't necessarily or completely reflect those of Cindy Sheehan or Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox. I thought it would be useful, perhaps most important, to write this letter to the radical youth today who would categorize themselves as “Marxists.” As to why it is important, it is because the term is subject to ridicule by those in positions of power, and as to why it is important for us to consider today, as anti-capitalists, perhaps it is because it has an attraction, a vanity, a romance to it. I am writing this to address with sincerity those who will insist, as I have insisted in the past, perhaps reflexively, or with a reactionary force, that “Marx was Right.” It would be foolish to deny Marx’s contributions to our understanding of the world. Any commentator denying his importance should be considered a political illiterate. However, if our

Resistance is Fertile: A New Kind of Green (Soapbox Poscast 5/11/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox May 11, 2014 CLICK PLAYER TO HEAR SHOW Guest : Mike Whitney Topic : Bust the Lies about the Ukraine Mike's writings can be found at: Guests : Gregory Vickrey Cory Morningstar Topic : The Wrong Kind of Green Gregory Vickrey is a consultant in the nonprofit and political arenas, and a collaborator with Wrong Kind of Green. He may be reached at . Cory Morningstar: is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in Canada. Her recent writings can be found on   Wrong Kind of Green ,   The Art of Annihilation ,   Political Context ,   Counterpunch , Canadian s for Action on Climate Change   and   Countercurrents . Her writing has also been published by   Bolivia Rising   and   Cambio ,   the official newspaper of the Plurinationa

WWJVF? Who Would Jesus Vote For? by Cindy Sheehan

Are you a Marxist? Or Jesusist? WWJVF? by Cindy Sheehan  I was recently in a Gubernatorial debate with, among others, three mega-conservative candidates who each were convinced that they were God’s chosen candidate and if any one of them were elected, Jesus Christ would really be the governor of California. I am not kidding. But, what brings about this essay: WWJVF? (Who Would Jesus Vote For?), is a dream I had last night. I dreamed that I was addressing a crowded restaurant about my campaign. Most people were pounding on their tables and cheering in agreement at my statements, but one table was booing and glaring at me and for some reason, I knew that it was a family of very conservative Christians, so I started to lead a chant: “Who would Jesus vote for!” Of course, most conservative “values” are quite far away from what the Jesus of Nazareth of the Christian Testament taught and stood for and I believe if there were a Jesus and he cared about who wa

Black and Blue: Citizen Oversight on Out-of-Control Police State (Soapbox Podcast 5/4/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox May 4, 2014 Guests: Robin Andersen , sister of jail-inmate,  Brad Bennetto, and her struggle to keep him alive in Santa Rita jail and to get him out! And, Dylan Avery, filmmaker who is currently making a documentary called  Black and Blue A California Jail Is Torturing My Brother to Death by Robin Andersen   Cartoon from:   Info about Brad in jail: Jail name: Lawrence Bennetto Jail Number:  BKB172 Santa Rita Jail phone number: 925 551 6500     Keep calling the jail to let the officers know that we know Brad is in there and there are people on the outside who care!   Facebook Page for Brad (Lawrence) ****************************************** Dylan Avery (photo from   Facebook Page for Black and Blue *************************************** Nubia Bowes Another tragic case from Santa Rita gulag: Nubia Bowe is the 19 yr. old African-American woman, stud